You Need an Assault Defense Lawyer Baltimore, MD Trusts
An assault charge may not seem like a serious matter, but you do not want a conviction on your record. Employers, colleges, lenders and landlords may turn down people with assault or domestic violence convictions.
You Could Face Misdemeanor Or Felony Charges
Assault may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the nature of the offense. There are aggravating factors that can raise the charge to a felony, including use of a firearm, and causing or attempting to cause serious physical harm. There are also charges for specific types of assault such as assault on a police officer and domestic violence.
Domestic violence is an assault involving members of the same household, family or a person with whom the defendant has a romantic relationship. It is typically charged as a misdemeanor unless the defendant used a dangerous weapon or caused serious injury. If you have prior domestic violence or assault convictions, you may be subject to a felony charge or harsher penalties.
Domestic violence victims often seek temporary peace or protective orders. If a temporary order has been taken out against you, you may be required to vacate the home you share with the victim, refrain from contact with the victim and relinquish temporary custody of your children. The temporary order will be in effect until a hearing approximately a week later. We will represent you at this hearing and argue for your rights.
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