My question involves criminal law for the state of: MD.
I assulted a guy in June 2011. I'm not 100% sure the exact date, but i'm pretty sure it was a few days/weeks prior to the 15th. what happened was, we were working construction, and ALL of our crew INCLUDING him smoked a little weed that day. well, he was being all lazy and standing around, so we were goofing on him. he singled me out and instigated a fight. i did not touch him first, he hit me a few times before i laid my hands on him(caught on Video and i have witnesses). we were both fired, and i though that was the end of it.
but nope, on the 26th, a sherrif came to my door serving me papers. i'm being charged w/ sec degree assult
Charge No: 001Description:ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE
Statute: CR.3.203Description:ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE
Amended Date: CJIS Code:1 1415MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X
Incident Date From: 06/15/2011 To: 06/15/2011
SUMI 06/15/2012 SUM ISSUED
SUMS 06/26/2012 SUM SERVED
i have a court date set next month the 17th. i'm getting a public defender. i'm prepared to go to jail, county jail isn't that bad maybe 18 months i could do.(or the FULL ten year sentace or $2500 fine my papers say, who knows).
my problem is, is there a statue of limitations on everything? its been over a year and nothing was ever done after he got a normal a** kicking.
oh, i feel this is relevant: he got paid $15000 from the company we worked for since he got "hurt on the job"