Category Archives: Assault

17Jan, 2019

You Were Just Defending Yourself – But Got Charged with NC Assault
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You Were Just Defending Yourself – But Got Charged with NC Assault

As of 1st December 2011, North Carolina’s citizens have had the legal right to defend themselves in their homes, places of work, or vehicles using deadly force without duty to retreat. The legal right to defend oneself is conferred Continue reading

20Oct, 2018

Different Types of Assault Covered under North Carolina Law
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Different Types of Assault Covered under North Carolina Law

Assault is a serious criminal offense that can be punishable by jail time and will leave offenders with a criminal record of violent crime.

In North Carolina, there are three general types of assault charges, including assault, assault and battery, Continue reading

10Aug, 2018

What to Know about Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges in NC
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What to Know about Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges in NC

Assault charges are serious across the country, but in North Carolina, most assault charges are only classified as misdemeanors. There is one big exception, though: assault with a deadly weapon.

Assault with a deadly weapon is a felony offense that Continue reading

15Dec, 2017

What It Means to Be Charged with North Carolina Assault and Battery
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What It Means to Be Charged with North Carolina Assault and Battery

Even though North Carolina lawmakers define assault differently from assault and battery, they are charged the same way. Below, we will describe the difference between the two, along with the penalties for these charges, and defenses that can be used Continue reading