Why Is It Critical to Hire an Experienced Attorney for An Assault Case?
An attorney in any criminal case is something that you should have. An attorney can talk frankly with prosecutors and judges without having to make admissions of guilt. Anybody who takes a case like this without an attorney is severely disabled as far as the legal system’s concerned. You can’t go and tell the police or the prosecutor, “Yes, I did this,” which is an admission that can be used against you in court. If an attorney sits there and talks with a prosecutor, it’s much easier to talk about the facts of the case without making any admissions that can be binding on the client.
Also dealing with the court system is a difficult prospect. People who go in front of the judge and say or do the wrong thing can see much more serious consequences than they would otherwise.
What Sets You Apart In Handling Assault Cases?
Experience is a major factor among attorneys in our firm. We have over 50 years of combined experience. I have over 20 years of experience myself, seeing many of these cases go in front of the courtroom. Not just with my clients but with other attorneys and other clients, you get to learn the strategies that work in front of particular judges. There is a big difference, as far as the type of case you present, given the judge that you’re in front of. Some judges are more serious while others are a little more lenient, and knowing or having a good idea of what a judge will do is a great benefit to you and your client.
If you know exactly what a judge will sentence a given person for a given crime, then you can advise that client better and also have a better idea as to whether or not you want to elect for a trial or if you want to consider a plea agreement offered by the state.
Additional Information Regarding Assault Charges In Maryland
Assault is a wide variety of law, and there are many little nuances to it. There are certain assault cases that you deal with; for example, if you spit on a police officer or another person that can be an assault of bodily fluids. Any life-threatening injury by somebody in a vehicle or while under the influence of alcohol can actually raise a motor vehicle accident to an assault.
We don’t defend a whole lot of sexual crimes here in our office, but there are many different ways you can get in trouble with assault. It’s not just taking out a gun or punching somebody. Another related crime is reckless endangerment. Reckless endangerment is basically doing something that puts a person or the public at large in danger. Firing a gun into the air can be considered reckless endangerment as much as pointing the gun at a person could be considered an assault of reckless endangerment or both. So an assault charge, very often, can be combined with another charge, depending on the circumstances of the case.
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