Serious physical injury is an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or causes a serious prolonged or serious permanent disfigurement, or the loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
The state must prove that a Defendant intended to place a victim in fear of immediate, offensive harm or contact; that the Defendant had the apparent ability to do so; and the victim reasonably feared immediate offensive harm or contact. Furthermore, the victim must not have consented and the action(s) may not be legally justifiable.
If you have been charged with assault, please contact Bowie criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at the law office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. in Bowie, Maryland in Prince George's County. Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott, LLC is located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301. Lawyer Maria Patterson has handled criminal assault and protective order cases and has experience with such cases where a spouse is pressured or subpoenaed to testify by the state.
In Maryland, the crime of assault is broken down into two categories: 1st and 2nd degree assault.
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