Second Degree Assault: Misdemeanor or Felony in Maryland?

Hi I’m attorney Randolph Rice, thanks for
watching our legal quick answers. Today’s question is: Is second degree assault
a misdemeanor or felony? If you assault an individual and that person
is not a law enforcement officer, it’s considered a misdemeanor in Maryland. However, if assault a law enforcement officer
and you cause serious physical injury to that law enforcement officer, it’s classified as
a felony. Thanks for watching our legal quick answers
and call the office if you have any legal problems.

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