Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers in Annapolis & Centreville
Your Advocate Against Assault Charges in Anne Arundel County & Queen Anne’s County
If you or someone you love has been accused of assault or battery, these charges should be taken seriously. A conviction for these charges can result in significant penalties and can impact your record, having a negative effect on your employment prospects for years to come. Contact a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Annapolis to discuss your situation and discover your options. At Henley & Henley Attorneys at Law, we have more than 30 years of combined trial experience dealing with cases throughout Maryland. Our Annapolis assault lawyer can answer your questions and provide sound legal advice to help you better understand your case.
We can help you understand your charges and your legal options. Contact Henley & Henley Attorneys at Law at (410) 220-6621 for your free initial consultation.
Understanding Assault Charges in Maryland
Assault is defined as the harmful or offensive touching of another. When allegations of assault do not include the use of a firearm nor do they cause or attempt to cause serious injury, they will generally be treated as misdemeanors.
There are varying degrees of assault that demand knowledgeable legal counsel. These include:
- First-degree assault: The most severe form that assault can take. This can include attempting to cause serious physical harm to another, causing serious bodily harm to another intentionally, or using a firearm in an assault.
- Second-degree assault: While considered a misdemeanor, second-degree assault convictions can still carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $2,500.