Maryland Defense Attorneys
Assault & Battery/Domestic Violence
In Maryland, assault & battery is generally when one person touches or attempts to touch another without consent of the person being touched or acting in a threatening manner, thereby causing another to be in fear of immediate harm.
In the past, assault was different from battery. Assault was the threat of an unwanted touching. Battery was the actual touching. Now Maryland does not distinguish between the terms and the term assault & battery is used interchangeably.
Domestic violence is a form of assault and battery in Maryland.
In Maryland, domestic violence is the assault & battery on a household member or family by another household member.
In the past, domestic violence was not paid a lot of attention to by the justice system in Maryland. Society viewed it as a family matter and deemed that the parties would resolve their differences without third party intervention. In the recent past, society’s attitude has changed towards domestic violence. The Maryland courts now treat domestic violence very seriously. The family member, who is usually the spouse in Maryland can no longer have the charges dropped by telling the prosecutor or the court that they do not wish the family member charged to be prosecuted. Once the police are called, usually the matter of whether the family member is prosecuted is no longer up to the alleged victim.
A number of factors will determine the punishment of the person who is convicted of domestic violence in Maryland. Some of the factors are the severity of the victim injuries, whether a minor was present (and even worse, if the minor saw the domestic violence or was a victim of the domestic violence) and lastly whether this is the first time the person has been convicted of domestic violence.
In a number of states such as Maryland, a third or subsequent offense of domestic violence can result with being convicted of a felony.
If you wish to speak with a Maryland assault & battery defense attorney or Maryland domestic violence defense lawyer in Maryland, please call us at 888-437-7747 or contact us via our on line form.
Law Firm of SRIS PC
SRIS PC has two law offices in Maryland.
In Maryland, our offices are in Rockville & Baltimore.
If you wish to view some of the laws that pertain to being accused of being a assault & battery in Maryland, please click on Maryland Assault & Battery/Domestic Violence.
Our Maryland assault & battery & Maryland domestic violence defense attorneys and staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Please click on attorneys to learn more about the Maryland assault & battery defense lawyers and Maryland domestic violence defense attorneys who handle assault & battery and domestic violence cases in Maryland.
Our Maryland criminal defense attorneys defend criminal cases in the following jurisdictions:
Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Harford County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Baltimore Federal Court, Greenbelt Federal Court, Eastern Shore.
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First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group lawyer can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
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