I discussed in another guide the notion that a second degree assault is maybe the most frequently charged, and overcharged, crime in Baltimore. Criminal defense attorneys in Baltimore know this is true, in part, because it is in essence a catchall, and very easy to prove. First degree assault is a different matter. With second degree assault, the state must prove the defendant intended to touch someone.
To sustain a conviction for first degree assault, the State must prove the defendant intended to hurt some one, seriously, or brandish a firearm.
I offer a no-cost conference to anyone accused of a crime. During this strategy session we will evaluate the evidence, assess the strength of the State’s case, and develop the most effective defenses and explore mitigation. If you stand accused, contact me today. 410 591 2935.