Columbia Assault Lawyer
Arguments at home, bar fights, road rage incidents, and clashes at sporting events are just some of the intense situations that can lead to serious legal problems. Assault charges are no small matter: that’s why the minute you are charged, you’d be wise to ask to speak to a tough, no-nonsense Columbia assault lawyer from the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA.
What Can You Expect from Us?
Our experienced legal team knows how to provide the best possible defense for our clients. You can anticipate:
- A thorough investigation of the events;
- Aggressive negotiations with the prosecution team;
- Effective interpretation of Maryland laws;
- Professional and sophisticated courtroom representation.
Maryland law provides for severe penalties in association with assault convictions:
|Causing or attempting to cause serious physical injury, or assault with a firearm or weapon||1st degree assault||25 years in prison|
|Threats or causing offensive physical contact against another||2nd degree assault||10 years in prison
+ $5,000 fine
Technical Terms Matter
The differences between a 1st degree charge and a 2nd degree charge are significant. The former implicates the threat or attempt to cause substantial risk of death or cause permanent or protracted serious disfigurement or functional loss or impairment of a body part or organ. For this reason, simply making a threat while in possession of a deadly weapon can result in charges.
Maryland statute looks at offensive physical contact, a second-degree offense, as that which a reasonable person would determine to be offensive. Again, the mere threat may result in charges.
The penalties associated with each charge are clearly life altering. Making sure you are not overcharged is one key responsibility of your Columbia legal team.
Your Aggressive Defense in Howard County
The knowledgeable team at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA will consider a number of strategies in developing a comprehensive defense. Some factors worth contemplating may include:
- Arguing a lack of criminal intent;
- Looking at coercion as a factor in the incident;
- Developing an alibi;
- Listening to eye-witness accounts in your defense;
- Proving self-defense or defense of another;
- Implicating someone in providing a false account of events;
- Plea-bargaining to obtain lesser charges;
- Examining other misinterpretations of fact.
An accusation of assault can change your life forever. That’s why it’s essential to have experienced, assertive, and thorough attorneys going to bat for you. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA in Columbia, you’ll find a skilled and dedicated team who will fight to achieve the best possible outcomes in your case. Contact our Howard County assault lawyers by calling 410-964-0050 to schedule a confidential consultation today.