If you or a member of your family is up against an assault and battery charge, the consequences of this crime could be severe and have long-term effects. The Baltimore assault attorneys at Cohen & Dwin understand the severity of these charges and know how to successfully defend clients whose futures are at stake. When you contact Cohen & Dwin to discuss your situation, we will explain your defense options and advise you on the best actions to take.
About Criminal Assault and Battery
Maryland law states that “assault” can indicate assault, battery, or the combination charge of assault and battery. While “assault” refers to the attempted touching of another person without their consent, “battery” is the actual touching of another without consent.
There are varying degrees with the assault and battery charge. For example, an “assault – reckless endangerment” charge may refer to erratic or dangerous behavior that resulted in an elevated risk of serious injury. A second-degree assault charge would indicate the victim suffered physical injury that caused impairment. At the other end of the spectrum is first-degree assault, a felony charge involving “serious physical injury” that is punishable by up to 25 years prison.
Criminal Defense for Assault
Baltimore assault attorneys Barry Cohen (retired) and Harold Dwin have defended countless Maryland residents against damaging assault and battery charges. Our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys can investigate the event thoroughly to find new information, witnesses, or evidence that can help your defense. If your case goes to court, our experienced courtroom litigators will work hard to diminish the prosecution’s argument and strengthen your image.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our assault and battery lawyers in Maryland will do all we can to see that you are fairly represented and that your rights are being exercised. In many past cases, we have successfully negotiated reduced or dropped charges, along with alternative sentencing. If you acted in self-defense, you may be able to avoid the serious consequences of an assault and battery charge.
If your freedom is on the line because of a Maryland assault and battery charge, trust your case to the skilled Maryland criminal attorneys at Cohen & Dwin, P.A. We will consult with you for free and help you decide how to best move forward with your defense. Please contact Cohen & Dwin right away for skilled legal advice from our Maryland assault and battery lawyers.