A school should be a safe place where children have equal opportunities to gain knowledge in peace. This is why all school districts in North Carolina have been making deliberate strides to address the issue of bullying in schools.
Unfortunately, Continue reading
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
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
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
A North Carolina woman has been charged with assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds after what she felt was an attempt to defend her son from bullying.
The woman, 32-year-old Olga Cortez, followed her son’s school bus Continue reading
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
In our state, we have three main types of assault offenses:
- Assault and battery: causing physical injury to another person
- Assault: attempting to commit an assault and battery, or showing force that implies an assault and battery is forthcoming
So you’ve been charged with assault. The incident may have been the result of uncontrolled anger, a one-time offense, or a slip-up that calls for rehabilitation, but not punishment. Being punished is exactly what’s going to happen, though, unless you Continue reading
If you’re charged with assault in North Carolina, you could be facing a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the supposed crime.
A simple assault is the most basic type of assault. Someone commits simple assault Continue reading