The Baltimore Sun reports that a man was stabbed at a New Year’s Eve party in Odenton after trying to kick out an intoxicated partygoer. The unidentified victim was stabbed in the leg early Sunday morning, at approximately 3:30 a.m., as he attempted to remove the 26-year-old perpetrator from the premises. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, and fortunately his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The stabber was quickly identified, and subsequently charged and arrested for first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Under Maryland criminal law section 3-204, reckless endangerment outlines that a person may not:
- Engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another; or
- Discharge a firearm from a motor vehicle in a manner that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another.
The penalty for anyone who is convicted of violating this section will be guilty of the MD misdemeanor crime of reckless endangerment and may be subject to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine of $5,000, or both.
The state of Maryland takes any assault-related crime very seriously, and any person found guilty may be subject to harsh penalties. The Bethesda assault defense lawyers with the law firm of Alpert Schreyer can help Maryland residents charged with reckless endangerment build an aggressive defense and get the best possible outcome in their case. Our legal team has years of experience defending clients in criminal cases and obtaining successful results. For a free and confidential consultation, call (866) 444-6363.