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Ellicott City Assault & Battery Attorney

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maryland

Depending on the specifics of the situation, extent of any injury to the alleged victim, and other extenuating factors, assault and battery may lead to either misdemeanor or felony charges. At Robert N. Keehner, Attorney at Law, our Ellicott City assault and battery lawyer provides skilled legal representation to clients in Maryland courts.

If you have been charged with assault or battery, don’t wait to get legal advice. Call (410) 593-1582 for a free consultation, or contact us online.

Assault & Battery Charges in Maryland

Generally, assault is a threat of force or violence, while battery is actual contact with the victim and causing physical harm. Maryland law uses the term assault to refer to both assault and battery. There are different degrees of assault crimes, which range from misdemeanors to felonies.

Assault and battery charges in Maryland include:

  • First degree assault
  • Second degree assault
  • Assault on a police officer
  • Reckless endangerment

Assault is typically a misdemeanor, but charges can be elevated to felonies in certain situations, such as when the alleged victim suffers serious bodily injury or when a firearm was used in committing the assault. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to develop an effective defense strategy and protect your rights throughout the legal process.

Explore Potential Defense Strategies

The best defense strategy depends on the facts of your case. Our Ellicott City assault and battery attorney never uses a cookie cutter approach and creates a unique defense strategy for every case. Some of the possible defense strategies that may be considered include self-defense, that there was no credible threat, mistaken identity, and acting to prevent the alleged victim from hurting you or another person.

Call (410) 593-1582 today to start planning your defense strategy in a free consultation.

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