Category: Assault

The recent rise in Black Lives Matter protests has heightened tensions throughout the country. Protestors have been the victims of attacks from law enforcement, gun violence, and a wave of vehicle ramming attacks. 

Vehicle ramming attacks are not new to the far-right. In 2017, a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Three years later, over 66 vehicle ramming attacks have injured and killed protestors throughout the country. In at least five of these incidents, members of law enforcement were behind the wheel. 

Vehicle Ramming Attacks

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A former NFL quarterback was recently shot multiple times during the course of an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.

Antony Wright was found at a suburban home in Conford, North Carolina with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to a local hospital and underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.

The Concord Police Department has issued a warrant of arrest for Wright’s alleged assailant under charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

So, what’s next for the assailant?

Assault with a deadly weapon is [...]

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, whether or not bullying is involved, sometimes student behavior goes too far and fights break out. Your idea of “school fights” may be minor scrapes where the worst thing that happens is that somebody’s nose gets bloodied, but the reality can be far more serious.

Such was the case in one elementary school [...]

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 under North Carolina’s Stand Your Ground law.

Stand Your Ground laws, of course, don’t just exist in North Carolina alone. Twenty-five other states in the US, including Florida, also have these laws. They have been in existence since the 1980s and they are known by a variety of other names, including the Dirty [...]

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, and affray. Aggravating factors, such as the involvement of a weapon or causing the victim serious bodily injury, can lead to enhanced sentencing and penalties.

Below, we are going to review the different types of assault that are covered by North Carolina law, and the criminal penalties you could incur if convicted.

Assault

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