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In the state of Maryland, assault offenses are treated with great seriousness, and if found guilty, the consequences can be severe. Therefore, it is crucial that in the event you or a loved one is confronted with such charges, you seek the services of a seasoned assault lawyer in Worcester County. 

Attorney Julie M. Guyer boasts a wealth of experience exceeding 30 years in defending clients within the criminal justice system. Additionally, her unique background as a former Maryland state trooper sets her apart from other attorneys. With Attorney Guyer by your side, you can rest assured that she will provide a robust defense for your case.

Schedule a free consultation today by giving our team a call at (410) 834-0373 or filling out our online form.

In the state of Maryland, assault charges are categorized into two main groups: first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Each group carries its own distinct penalties and specific criteria that need to be established in a court of law.

Degrees of assault include:

  • First-Degree Assault: This constitutes the most severe form of assault charge in Maryland. It entails intentionally causing or attempting to cause significant physical harm to another individual. Furthermore, this offense also applies if a person uses a firearm during the assault.
  • Second-Degree Assault: This charge involves causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another person or inducing in them a reasonable fear of impending bodily injury.

When facing these allegations, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced Worcester County assault attorney. At Julie M. Guyer, Attorney at Law, our assault attorney possesses the expertise and proficiency to navigate you through this process and provide representation and defense on your behalf.


If convicted, assault charges come with serious repercussions. Being convicted of first-degree assault can lead to a felony conviction that may entail a sentence of up to 25 years of imprisonment.

For second-degree assault, the individual may face a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both. 

However, if the assault causes physical harm to specific individuals like firefighters, emergency medical technicians, or law enforcement officers, the charge can escalate to a felony of second-degree assault, leading to imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

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There are numerous defense strategies that can be employed to counter assault allegations. 

Potential assault defenses encompass:

  • Self-Defense: If actions were taken in self-defense or to protect others, this could serve as a valid defense against assault accusations.
  • Consent: In certain instances, consent might constitute a legitimate defense to assault charges. This defense commonly arises when the purported victim willingly engages in a physical altercation, such as a prearranged fight.
  • Mistaken Identity: Successfully demonstrating that you were not the perpetrator of the alleged assault can be a strong defense against the charges.

The effectiveness of these defenses depends on the unique details of your case. Our dedicated assault attorney in Worcester County can actively listen to every aspect of your story, deeply understand it, and construct a meticulously tailored defense strategy that aligns with your circumstances.


Facing an assault charge in Worcester County, Maryland, can be overwhelming. However, you don't have to navigate this challenge alone. Reach out to Julie M. Guyer, Attorney at Law without delay for steadfast legal support and unwavering advocacy.

By hiring our seasoned attorney, you gain access to:

  • Experience: With 30+ years of experience, our assault lawyer can assess evidence and pinpoint any weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
  • Personalized attention: Understanding client challenges, Attorney Guyer crafts a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.
  • Advocacy: Our assault attorney will represent you in court, advocating for the best possible case outcome.

What's more, Attorney Guyer is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support round the clock, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clients can have access to legal advice and consultation whenever needed. 

Remember, your rights are paramount and deserve unwavering protection. Let Attorney Guyer stand as your shield in the courtroom, leveraging years of experience to work towards a favorable outcome. 

Don't navigate this legal battle alone - reach out today to request a free consultation with our assault attorney in Worcester County, MD. Call (410) 834-0373 or send us a message online to begin.

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