Maryland Assault and Battery Lawyer
If you are being charged with assault, battery or both, a good Baltimore assault lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. In Maryland, assault can be considered a misdemeanor (reckless endangerment or second-degree assault) or a felony (first-degree assault). Each of these charges comes with different penalties and different consequences. At DRA e-Law, we will work with you to come up with a comprehensive defense strategy to ensure the best possible outcome.
The Difference Between
Battery and Assault
Battery is unwanted physical contact that is offensive or that results in bodily harm. Assault is an attempt at, placing someone in apprehension of or the actual act of causing bodily harm. Battery and assault often go hand in hand, but it’s also possible to have battery without assault.
Here are a few examples of assault:
- Pushing, hitting with an object or otherwise physically abusing a person
- Domestic violence and spousal abuse
- A physical altercation, such as a road rage incident
- Sexual assault
- Assault by inmate
- Assault against a police officer
- Assault with a knife, firearm or another weapon
Common defenses against assault include proving that you were not involved in the assault or that you had a reason to behave in that manner, such as self defense. If you’ve been arrested for assault or battery, don’t delay hiring a qualified assault lawyer to advise and represent you.
Contact DRA e-Law today to discuss your battery or assault case.