Maryland Violent Crimes Attorneys
Violent crimes make the news all the time, but you may not know just how broad this category can be. Humans fear violence and strong laws have been put in place to protect others from someone who is believed to be violent. But not every case of violence is criminal.
There are many circumstances that could cause a violent crime charge to get dismissed, and you need a lawyer on your side with a history of defending people against these charges. If you are convicted of a violent crime you face more than fines and jail time. You may face significant obstacles for future employment after your release.
The lawyers at Kim & Grillo Law can help you. If you are charged with any type of violent crime, whether something minor like resisting arrest, to something as serious as murder, we will listen to your story and work hard to vigorously defend you in court. This could be the rest of your life on the line; do not wait until it is too late to call us.
What Are Some Types of Violent Crime?
Violent crimes cover a wide range of crimes. The list of felony violent crimes in Maryland is large and there are many others that are misdemeanors all across the criminal code. In general, any crime that involves touching someone without their consent or using a weapon to do so can be classified as a violent crime. This means that things like kidnapping are also considered a violent crime. There are also several sex crimes that cross the boundaries between that category and violent crime. We detail those on the sex crimes page.
We will cover three types of violent crime here:
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery are two separate crimes. A simple assault charge is an attempted Battery. And a simple battery charge is when a person uses any unwanted force of touching on another. Battery can be something as simple as grabbing someone without their consent.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Based on the amount of force used or the weapon used, you can be charged with simple battery or have your charge upgraded to Assault with a Deadly Weapon. This is a far more serious charge, especially if the police believe you were committing another felony at the same time.
Resisting Arrest is defined basically by any action that delays, obstructs, or prevents an officer from doing his duties during an arrest situation. Sadly, many protestors who choose to exercise their constitutional rights get this charge added to their arrest as a matter of course through practicing civil disobedience. Even the simple act of going limp so it is harder to move you can get you charged with a violent crime.
If you or a loved one is facing a violent crimes charge, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation. The sooner we can get access to your case file, the stronger our chances of getting you a favorable result.