Assault with a deadly weapon takes place when one person attacks and physically harms another with a gun, knife, dagger, billy club, blackjack, metal/plastic knuckles, or any other object that Maryland state law classifies as a deadly weapon. Using fists alone to cause an injury is not enough to sustain this charge.
The Southern Maryland law firm Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher (SCB) is ready to defend your case. Getting representation as soon as possible following a weapons charge is the best way to get a positive result at trial. These charges are considered very serious. Only an experienced Maryland criminal defense lawyer can successfully defend your case.
Assault with a deadly weapon is a serious charge. Anyone accused of this offense should consult a Maryland criminal defense attorney right away. There may be mitigating factors such as self-defense and absence of a deadly weapon.
The Second Amendment grants United States citizens the right to bear arms, but that right must be exercised within the restrictions imposed by state laws and handgun regulations. In Maryland, firearms must be properly licensed, and a person may not carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Violations of these and other gun laws are prosecuted aggressively, with punishments up to twenty years in prison. In fact, the presence of a weapon in the commission of a felony carries a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence.
If you have been arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm, carrying a concealed handgun without a permit or any other Maryland gun charge, you may face not only incarceration and fines, but also future restrictions on your right to arm yourself and a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
Contact A Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a gun or assault by deadly weapons charge in the state of Maryland, it is important that you contact a Maryland criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help you make important decisions that may impact you and your loved ones for the rest of your life. If you do not have an attorney advising you about what to say, who you have to answer to, and what you should do, you run the risk of answering a question in a way that could incriminate yourself.
If you would like to speak with a member of the firm, or have any question about our practice, please contact our offices to arrange a consultation. Call 301-627-5500.