2nd Degree (Misdemeanor) Assault in Maryland
How do we win this?
There are several possible defenses to a 2nd degree assault charge, including possible defects in the charging document, evidence that the assault didn't actually occur, or that the incident was different than the "victim" claimed, or even a witness who's reluctant to prosecute. Call or email today, your future may depend on it!
WHAT's the first step?
If you were arrested or issued a summons for assault, you want to act quickly to gather evidence and prepare a defense. Call Mr. Cleckner for a free consultation over the telephone or to set up an in-person appointment, and he will answer any questions you have.
NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
An assault conviction can cause serious problems with your ability to get a job. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.
2nd Degree Assault Law
ASSAULT-2nd Degree (Misdemeanor)
CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 3. OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON SUBTITLE 2. ASSAULT, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, AND RELATED CRIMES Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-203 (2014) § 3-203. Assault in the second degree (a) Prohibited. -- A person may not commit an assault. (b) Penalty. -- Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $ 2,500 or both. (c) Law enforcement officer. -- (1) In this subsection, "physical injury" means any impairment of physical condition, excluding minor injuries. (2) A person may not intentionally cause physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is: (i) a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of the officer's official duties; or (ii) a parole or probation agent engaged in the performance of the agent's official duties. (3) A person who violates paragraph (2) of this subsection is guilty of the felony of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 or both. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 12A; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2005, ch. 283; 2006, ch. 305; 2010, chs. 264, 265.