Two common law crimes, Assault and Battery, are merged under North Carolina Law into the broad classification known as Assaults. The North Caroline pattern jury instructions define assault as “an overt act or attempt or the unequivocal appearance of attempt, with force and violence, to immediately injure another person, with the show of force or menace of violence being sufficient to put a reasonable person in fear of immediate physical injury” (N.C. pattern jury instructions-crim.208.40.)
An Assault can also be “an offensive touching whereby any force, however slight, is applied, directly or indirectly, to another” (N.C. pattern jury instructions-crim.208.41.)
Having an assault lawyer that can navigate the law and protect your rights is important. Overall, there are multiple forms of assaults ranging from those that are misdemeanors such as Simple Assault, Assault on a Female, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault on a Child Under the Age of 12, Assault Inflicting Serious Injury, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
In addition, some Assaults of a more serious nature are felonies, such as Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, Assault with Deadly Weapon, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.
At Saparilas Law, we will review and handle your case with the utmost care and respect. We handle multiple Raleigh assault cases on a weekly basis and are very experienced at negotiating with the prosecutors on your behalf. If a negotiated plea is not acceptable, then we are always ready to try your case in District Court or proceed to Superior Court to try your case in front of a jury of your peers. Call (919) 832-2280 or fill out the online contact form below to set up a free consultation with Raleigh assault lawyer Nick Saparilas.