Charged with Assault? Know Your Rights.
If you are charged with assault in the state of Maryland, hire an experienced assault criminal defense lawyer who specializes in obtaining results. An assault charge is a serious crime and can carry with it some serious life-altering consequences which affect your family, career, and can lead to serious prison time.
Albers & Associates has offices that are conveniently located in Columbia, Towson, Frederick, and Westminster, MD and serve all of Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, and their surrounding areas.
Why Seek a Criminal Defense Lawyer for an Assault Charge?
Whether or not you feel your assault charge is serious, or even warranted, it’s extremely important to hire legal defense. An assault charge can lead to lengthy jail time, heavy fines, as well as life-long consequences which will affect your career and family. An experienced assault and battery lawyer in Maryland will be able to work on your behalf to reduce your sentence or potentially even get the case dismissed entirely.
The Two Degrees of Assault
In the state of Maryland, there are two degrees of assault: first degree and second-degree assault.
A second-degree assault is commonly classified as a misdemeanor in which the prosecution needs to prove: intent to frighten, attempted battery, or battery. Only one of these needs to be proven to get a conviction.
A first-degree assault conviction will occur if someone commits one of the above acts with a firearm or with intent to cause serious harm.
Assault Defense from Albers & Associates
We have worked on many assault cases in Maryland, and we know how to get the best possible results for your case. Our team has the experience and skills necessary to research your case and interview the right people to get the facts. We will commit to your case and obtain the best possible results for you and your future.
Call 443-457-3890 to schedule a free home consultation. Weekend appointments are available. If you are injured and cannot travel, we will come to you.
Criminal Defense FAQs
Can I Appeal My Criminal Case?
If your case was tried in the District Court of Maryland, you do have the right to an appeal which would result in a brand new trial that doesn’t regard the findings of the initial court that tried your case. You have 30 days from the date of sentencing to appeal a case.
Will the State Appoint Me a Defense Attorney?
You may choose to accept legal assistance from a state-appointed lawyer during your trial. However, working with a criminal defense attorney at Albers & Associates means you’ll receive more personalized and dedicated care from a lawyer who is dedicated to aggressively pursuing the best outcome possible for every client they work with.
Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney for a DUI?
Maryland is one of the states in the U.S. That assesses both administrative and criminal penalties when someone is charged with a DUI. This means that fines, license suspension, and imprisonment are all commonly assessed when a driver has been caught doing so under the influence. The MVA handles most of the administrative charges, but a criminal defense lawyer is necessary if you want to avoid harsher penalties for the criminal charges.