Assault and Domestic Violence

Whether representing a person charged with misdemeanor second degree assault or with felony first degree assault, M. Dean Jenkins has 46 years of experience in defending such matters in the State Courts on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Mr. Jenkins has represented clients in over 45 jury trials and in numerous trials before Judges in District Court and Circuit Court in which the charges are assault or reckless endangerment. His representation includes investigations as well as trials.

Police and law enforcement agencies are increasingly more vigilant in enforcing the Maryland laws against assault and reckless endangerment, particularly in the area of domestic violence. Prosecutors make prosecution of these type charges a top priority.

Finally, if convicted on such charge, Judges are increasingly likely to incarcerate people convicted of such crimes.

Charges of assault in the first degree are a felony, carrying the possibility of 25 years imprisonment. First degree assault is also classified as a crime of violence, with serious ramifications other than lengthy incarceration.

In many cases the outcome will depend on pretrial motions filed and litigated regarding the legality of the police conduct and police investigation of the case. You will need a lawyer with experience and dedication who will thoroughly prepare your case. That is the key to a successful defense. In some cases, negotiations can be made to achieve an acceptable outcome.

The most important decision you will have to make if facing these charges is the choice of the lawyer to represent you in these very difficult and complex cases.

Located in the Law Offices of
Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand, P.A.

If you are accused of a criminal offense, or, if you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, by far the most important decision you will make is the selection of the lawyer to represent you.

- M. Dean Jenkins -