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What charges can be filed on a minor in the state of Maryland for assaulting a pregnant woman?

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I was recently assaulted by a minor in the state of Maryland and need to know what charges I can file. My unborn son is still alive and undamaged, but I would still like to file charges.

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  1. You do not file any charges. The police take the report, make an arrest if they have probable cause, then forward the matter on to the prosecutor's office.

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