Possible defenses for assault in Maryland

Possible defenses for assault in Maryland

An assault in Maryland is a serious charge, even if you are only facing
a misdemeanor charge. You still will face stiff fines and the possibility
of jail time. If you do, it’s likely because you do not have an
experienced attorney handling your case.

In Maryland, the court relies on the prosecution to present evidence that
the crime of assault has occurred. This happens whether it is a local
or state charge. While a defendant is considered innocent of all charges
until — and only if — he or she is found guilty by a judge or jury.

At The Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC, we
understand how difficult this time can be. You may be facing the prospect
of losing your job, rental home or even relationships with friends and
family members. We will begin your defense strategy with an investigation
from the beginning of your case. Witnesses will be interviewed, evidence
will be collected if possible and all police and medical reports will
be reviewed.

There are several defense strategies that we might use in your case. These include:

— You did not purposely or knowingly cause another person harm.

— You were defending someone else or yourself.

— You had no way to retreat.

— You have an alibi and were not around with the assault occurred.

These are just a few of the possible defenses for assault. With The Law
Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC, as your legal
representative, you will see that we are an aggressive advocate for our clients.