Maryland has felony assault charges and misdemeanor assault charges. This is important because the possible penalties for each are different, with felony assault including a harsher possible consequence in terms of jail time and fines. Felony assault cases are the most serious, often involving very long sentencing guideline recommendations, even misdemeanor assaults can carry the potential of multiyear prison sentences. Our assistance is most often requested in domestic assault cases given the significant increase in the numbers of prosecutions of these types of cases in recent years. These cases can often involve complex legal issues and potential defenses and require an experienced attorney to provide effective representation.