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.
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:
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