Second-Degree Assault Defense Attorneys In Annapolis

Proactive Representation To Protect Your Rights And Freedom

In Maryland, second-degree assault is defined as touching or attempting to touch someone in an offensive manner. If a weapon is used or the victim is physically harmed, the alleged perpetrator will usually be charged with first-degree assault. A domestic disturbance often results in someone being charged with second-degree assault.

A Bar Fight Can Land You In Prison

Second-degree assault is a serious crime. Although the charge is a misdemeanor, it still carries a potential prison term of up to 10 years. Even if you were engaged in an altercation in a bar that did not cause an injury, you could be charged with second-degree assault.If you are charged or think you will be, you should obtain legal representation as soon as possible.

Experienced Annapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cochran & Chhabra, LLC has more than three decades of experience handling violent crime cases. Proactive and determined, we aggressively defend our clients, working hard to obtain dismissals of charges whenever possible.

When we defend you, we will carefully review the factual and legal issues in your case. By reconstructing the event through witness statements or examination of video evidence, we may be able to successfully defend you based on a self-defense motive or defense of others. Cochran & Chhabra, LLC is committed to protecting your rights and preserving your freedom.

Alternatives To Conviction

In some cases, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of a second-degree assault charge in exchange for community service or your attendance at an anger management class. Our firm has helped many clients avoid the worst consequences of assault charges through alternative outcomes such as these. If the circumstances of your case allow it, we can negotiate with the prosecutor seeking to obtain this type of outcome for you.

Contact Cochran & Chhabra, LLC for a free consultation with a second-degree assault defense attorney in Annapolis.

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