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 Nick Saparilas Law, we will review and handle your assault 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.
Determining whether or not an attorney is a good fit for you and your case is imperative before you progress with these most important matters in your life. Saparilas Law invites you to call 919-832-2280 today, or contact us, to set up a FREE criminal charge consultation. During your consultation, the multi-step process of handling assault charges will be explained to you in depth. You will have opportunity to review the elements of your unique case with Attorney Nick Saparilas and will have chance to ask any and all questions that you may have.