By nature, felony crimes are very serious and any conviction can lead to serious consequences. One of the most serious felony charges in Maryland, or any other state, is assault. Recently, one Maryland man has found himself charged with two different degrees of assault.
According to Maryland authorities, a 31-year old Maryland man has been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree assault as well as two counts of second degree assault. The charges stem from an alleged incident between the man and another man and the man's son.
Police allege that the man struck the father and his 14-year old son with a baseball bat over a dispute that the two had with the man's step father. They say that the youth was struck in the thigh with the bat while his father was punched in the right side of his face. Both individuals sought medical care at a local hospital.
When informed of the alleged assault, police detained the minivan that the man was a passenger in while they mounted an investigation. They later removed the man from the minivan and placed him under arrest. Besides the four counts of assault, the man has also been charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a concealed dangerous weapon. The man will have a preliminary court hearing in December.
Charges such as first and second degree assault are serious felonies. However, any Maryland resident who is facing serious charges like this may want to speak to a criminal defense attorney in order to understand just how life altering it is to face charges like this.
Source: patch.com, "Baseball bat assault nets 7 charges for HdG man: Police", Nov. 22, 2015