If you are facing charges of assault in Maryland, you may be unsure of what to do next or who might be able to help you. If you are convicted, you face steep penalties and life changing consequences.
While battery involves actual unwanted and potentially harmful physical contact with another person, assault charges do not require actual physical contact to occur. Assault can be charged in the event that there was an attempt to physically contact another person without their consent. Since no actual touching is required, many assault charges are false and are the result of jealous spouses or ex-spouses, or any one with a personal vendetta against the accused.
If you have been charged with assault in Maryland, the first step you need to take is to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Felipe Santo Domingo has represented many clients accused of assault and will fight for your rights in a court of law.
Possible penalties for assault include:
- Permanent criminal record
- Community service
- Possible completion of a batterer’s program
- Jail time that increases with the severity of the assault charge
Don’t let an assault charge ruin your life. There are many defenses against assault charges, including false accusation and lack of evidence. You need a seasoned criminal defense attorney who will go the extra mile to thoroughly investigate your case and protect your future as well as help keep your criminal record clear.
Call Felipe Santo Domingo to schedule an appointment today for a consultation. 1-800-Have-DUI.