Assault Charges
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Rockville Criminal Defense Attorney: Fighting Assault Charges

It’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where tempers flare and a fistfight breaks out. Unfortunately, this very fistfight can lead to criminal assault charges. With over 40 years of experience, our founding attorney, Mallon Snyder, at the Law Offices of Mallon Snyder represents clients in Maryland and Washington D.C. who have been accused of assaulting or attempting to assault another person.

Maryland Assault Charges: First-Degree Assault And Second-Degree Assault

With any crime, there are different degrees of seriousness based on the alleged facts of the case, including whether or not a weapon was used and what type. There are two types of assault charges, assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree.

Assault In The First Degree

An assault in the first degree occurs when someone intends to cause or causes serious harm, or attempts to cause serious harm to someone else. If a gun or firearm was involved, prosecutors will charge the crime as a first-degree assault. First-degree assault charges are felony charges that can result in fines and up to 25 years in jail.

Assault In The Second Degree

An assault in the second degree does not need actual physical contact – it can be enough that you threatened physical harm and the other person was worried that you might hurt them. Second-degree assault charges are misdemeanor charges that can result in fines and up to 10 years in prison.   

Domestic Violence Charges And Sexual Assault Charges

When an assault involves a domestic relationship, the assault charges will most likely be charged as a domestic violence crime. When an assault involves sexual misconduct or activity, like rape, it will be charged as a sexual assault crime. At the Law Offices of Mallon Snyder our legal team has been helping clients for decades. We will help you understand the charges against you, investigate on your behalf to prepare a defense and defend you at trial.

Accused Of Assault? Call Today.

We offer a free, initial consultation appointment to answer any questions you might have and better explain how we can help you with your case. Call us today at 301-750-9588 or send an email using our website form to schedule your free appointment.