Degrees of Assault

Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Wheaton, Maryland

Degrees of AssaultIn Maryland, there are two degrees of assault you can be charged with, but second degree assault may fall under one of three categories. You may be charged with second degree assault if:

  • You have threatened someone with physical harm
  • You have attempted to physically harm someone or caused offensive, though not injurious physical contact
  • You have intentionally or recklessly caused physical harm or offensive physical contact

If you are facing charges of assault in Gaithersburg or surrounding areas of Maryland, please call experienced criminal defense attorney Leon Geller at (301) 309-8001 to learn how we can help.

First Degree Assault

To charge someone with first degree assault in Maryland, a firearm must be used or serious physical injury must be sustained by the other party. Serious personal injury is limited to those that will cause lasting damage or significantly increase the risk of death.

No matter if you are facing charges for first or second degree assault, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Leon Geller has over 25 years of experience helping people facing criminal charges obtain the best verdicts possible. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation please contact our Rockville, Maryland office today.