Assault charges, no matter their degree, are serious. Having an assault charge on your record can affect your family, career, and can result in considerable prison time. If you’ve been charged with assault in Mt. Airy or anywhere else in Maryland, you need the services of an experienced Mt. Airy assault defense lawyer.
Why Should I Acquire the Services of a Mt. Airy Assault Defense Lawyer?
As we already mentioned, assault charges are extremely serious. They can make seeking future employment very difficult and can impact your family life. The best way to avoid these consequences is to avoid the charges, and your best way to avoid the charges is to hire a professional Mt. Airy assault defense lawyer.
Different Degrees of Assault
Within the state of Maryland there are two degrees of assault, first degree and second degree, with first degree being more severe than the second.
Second degree assaults are usually classified as a misdemeanor, but aren’t always. The prosecution typically needs to prove either intent to frighten, attempted battery, or battery. They only need to prove one to get a conviction.
First degree assault still requires the prosecution to prove either intent to frighten, attempted battery, or battery. The primary difference is that first degree cases involve either firearms or an intent to cause serious harm.
Ross Albers Serves the Mt. Airy Area
Here at Albers & Associates, we’ve been serving Mt. Airy and other surrounding Maryland areas for years, and have worked on countless cases.
If you have any questions regarding your Mt. Airy assault defense case feel free to give us a call. We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we can offer a free consultation.