Baltimore Assault Lawyer
In the heat of the moment or fueled by alcohol, people make bad decisions. You may not have started the fight, but you were the one taken away in handcuffs. An assault charge is a big deal, and you need a good lawyer.
Most people don’t realize the serious consequences until they are arrested and learn they could go to jail or prison. The Law Offices of Craig M. Kadish won’t let this ruin your life. Contact us immediately for an experienced defense.
Maryland Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
We represent people in the Baltimore area, western Maryland and throughout the state against any charge of misdemeanor or felony assault:
- A bar fight
- Fighting at high school or college
- A domestic dispute that turned violent
- A workplace confrontation
- Assault on a police officer
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated robbery
- Other assault and battery
If an attack resulted in life-threatening or serious physical injury, the charge may be first degree assault, which carries up to 25 years in prison. Prior convictions or use of a weapon may increase the penalties for conviction. Second degree assault may not result in an injury, but it can carry a sentence of up to 10 years.
Police often arrest the wrong person, or take the one-sided story of the victim at face value. Criminal defense lawyer Craig Kadish has practiced for over 20 years. He explores all defenses and mitigating factors: self-defense, defending another person, mutual combat and provocation. We conduct a thorough investigation — breaking down the stories of prosecution witnesses and sending investigators out to find others who have a different perspective on the altercation.
An assault conviction may mean jail and loss of your right to possess firearms. The criminal record affects employment, education and future arrests. We aim for dismissal or reduced charges, and can often help offenders avoid jail.
You want a lawyer who has previously defended clients against violent crime allegations. Call the Law Offices of Craig M. Kadish now for a free consultation at 410-837-0020 or contact us online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.