Assault Crimes in Maryland
Frederick Country Criminal Defense Attorney
Assault is considered a serious crime in the State of Maryland and is associated
with harsh penalties. These crimes concern causing physical harm to another
person, displaying intent to cause physical harm, or, in some cases, offensive
physical contact or intentionally frightening a citizen. Depending on
the circumstances, these crimes are either felonies or misdemeanors, but
all call for deft criminal defense representation to minimize or dismiss
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Types of Assault & Their Penalties
State crime statutes define assault several different ways and even include
numerous related crimes. Many of these classifications are dependent on
circumstances of the incident.
Some of the most common types of assault include:
First degree assault: Concerns instances of firearms, intentional and attempted harm
Second degree assault: Concerns instances of offensive or unwanted physical contact
Assault of law enforcement/correctional officer: Concerns harm/contact of these workers
Reckless endangerment: Concerns irresponsible actions that unintentionally cause harm
Penalties for these crimes vary. First degree assault is a felony that
can include up to 25 years in prison and second degree assault is a misdemeanor
that can include up to 10 years in prison.
Knowing what kind of penalties you face due to your assault charge can
be complex to figure out. For more definitive information on Maryland's
assault statutes, contact a Frederick County criminal defense attorney
from our firm.
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