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How Serious Are Assault Charges In Maryland?

In Maryland, an assault is a serious charge that, depending on the circumstances, can leave a person facing up to 25 years in jail. This is an extremely daunting thought but there is hope and an advocate ready to fight and protect your rights.

Former Prosecutor Ready To Protect Your Rights

For over 15 years, attorney Kathleen Kirchner has defended individuals from Annapolis, Anne Arundel and surrounding counties who have faced a side range of criminal charges. As a former assistant state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, she knows how prosecutors build their cases and what’s needed to convict. Today, she uses that knowledge to defend her clients.

Understanding Assault And Battery Charges

Most people unfamiliar with the law in Maryland consider assault and battery to be two separate crimes:

  • Assault: Action that are threats of contact leading up to physical violence. 
  • Battery: The actions of physical violence itself. 

However, Maryland’s laws do not make that distinction. All charges are considered forms of assault.

Possible Civil Suit

Additionally, assault may lead to a civil lawsuit in addition to whatever charges the state files. This means that if you may also face legal action in civil court by the victims.

Kathleen M. Kirchner, Esq., Can Build An Effective Defense

Remember: you have many rights under the law. Facing an assault charge in Maryland is not the same as a conviction. Prosecutors have a lot to prove.

With criminal defense attorney Kirchner on your side who knows the law, you have a good chance at fighting your charges. Attorney Kirchner has spent over 15 years successfully defending clients against assault and other criminal charges.

Are You Facing Assault Charges? Call Kathleen M. Kirchner, Esq.

No matter your circumstances or difficulties, you deserve an aggressive defense from a skilled attorney. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 410-970-0304. You may also use this convenient contact form.

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