Navigating Assault Charges in Maryland

Craig M. Kadish: A Defense Legacy Built on Success

Assault charges can stem from an array of different scenarios, many of which are common conflicts that arise between individuals.

A criminal charge can result from something as simple as unwanted touching or as serious as sexual assault.

The team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has been successfully mounting assault criminal defenses for these often complex situations for three decades.

It’s important to note that even the simplest of misdemeanor assault charges carry a potential penalty of 10 years in prison; you need an experienced assault criminal defense attorney to help you avoid jail time.

Craig Kadish Is an Experienced Assault Criminal Defense Attorney

As an assault criminal defense attorney, Mr. Kadish has handled some of the most high profile cases in Maryland history. He’s known for defending individuals with prestigious reputations and high powered careers against serious charges.

Assault issues are complicated, and you need a lawyer with specific training and experience in the area. Depending on the degree of charges and your criminal history, penalties can carry sentences of up to 25 years in prison.

An assault criminal defense attorney like Mr. Kadish will explore strategies including self-defense, defending another person and mutual combat (affray). He and his team will use all available tools to prepare your best possible defense.


  • 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
  • Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
  • Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
  • Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Voted 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of assault in Maryland?

First Degree assault is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 25 years’ incarceration. Second Degree Assault is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years’ incarceration and/or a $2,500 fine. Lastly, 2nd degree assault against a law enforcement officer is classified as a felony and carries the same maximum penalty as second degree assault.

What if the person I allegedly assaulted does not want to press charges?

It is up to the State’s Attorney to decide whether to prosecute the case, not the alleged victim. The State can go forward with a case even if the victim does not want to, and can even subpoena the alleged victim to come to court.


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