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A quality assault lawyer can help you with your first or second degree assault charge.

First Degree Assault

A charge of First Degree Assault will include one of the following:

Intentionally causing serious physical injury to another.
Attempting to cause serious physical injury to another.
 Also, committing an assault with a firearm.

A serious physical injury occurs when the injuries cause a risk of death or permanent damage.

First degree assault is a felony – punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

MD. Code §3-202

Second Degree Assault

Second Degree Assault is a step down from First Degree Assault.  This charge usually comes when there is an assault that does not result in serious injury. Generally, this is an unwanted touching of another that could be perceived as offensive or potentially harmful.

Second Degree Assault is a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Lastly, an assault perpetrated upon a law enforcement or probation officer will be considered a felony.

MD. Code §3-203

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment occurs when a person recklessly puts someone at risk of death or seriously physical injury.

The offense of Reckless Endangerment is not an intentional act. Diving off of a stage into a crowd could be considered Reckless Endangerment.

Reckless Endangerment is a misdemeanor.  A person convicted of this is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

MD. Code §3-204

An experienced assault lawyer can help to either dismiss or lower the Assault charges being brought against you.

Please call or text (240) 705-8960 to speak with an assault lawyer about your case. Also, you can fill out our easy to use contact form and an attorney will contact you.

Steven C. Ameche is an experienced criminal defense attorney. We handle most felony and misdemeanor offenses. Further, we deal in theft, suspended licenses, bench warrants and shoplifting. Also, we handle DUI and drug crimes. If you would like to talk to a Washington, DC or Maryland attorney about your case, call us at (240) 705-8960 for a free consultation. Our attorneys have successfully handled all types of criminal law cases. Mr. Ameche is proud to offer his clients over 25 years of experience. Accordingly, our well respected lawyers will try to get the best outcome for your matter. Hence, our goal is simply to achieve the best possible results for each of our clients in every case we handle.

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