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
HOW WE WILL HELP
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.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
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.
"If your freedom and future are as important to you as they are to me, Craig Kadish is the first attorney you should call when facing serious charges. With over 30 years of experience, Craig works diligently to make sure you have the best possible outcome in your case. I'm beyond grateful for having him represent me through every aspect of the justice system." — Anthony
"Word can not do justice, Craig Kadish saved my life and career. He is an excellent lawyer and he is a man of his word. He told me that he was going to win my case, and he did! I would recommend him to everyone I know and he will give you 100% of his time" — Camile Branch
"I am still early into my case, but so far Mr. Kadish has been awesome! While I've had one actual court appearance for my case, I was extremely impressed with Mr. Kadish's demeanor and poise. He presented the information to the judge in such a well thought out way that the judge and even the prosecution attorney gave him praise!" — Chris
"My working relationship with Mr. Kadish was very good. I had gotten in a bit of trouble in Ocean City last summer. Mr. Kadish and his staff were very professional in all my dealings with them. Whenever I had a question about my case, I would call, or email them. It took only about 5 minutes for a reply every time. The outcome of my case was great. I highly recommend him." — Jon
"Craig represented my son recently in a DWI case. When we first met with Craig at his office I was very impressed with his knowledge of the inner workings of the law but I didn't think we could afford such a great attorney. However, Craig worked with us on his fees and I am very happy with the outcome of our case. Thank you, Craig!" — Mike Schneider
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.