Concord Assault Attorneys
True Advocates for the Accused in Cabarrus County
“Assault” is a term that covers a wide variety of crimes wherein another person feels that their safety is threatened. This could include allegations of verbal or physical threats, use of weapons, initiating a fistfight, or other use of means that could physically harm someone. There are also varying degrees of seriousness to assault charges and factors that can make arguing for or against a case more complicated.
If you’ve been accused of assault, you need a strong legal advocate. At Brannen & Walker, we work tirelessly to clear our clients of any charges against them or have their sentences reduced as much as possible. You do not have to face prosecutors on your own. Count on us to make your side of the story heard in court.
Dealing with Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
Assault charges aren’t as simple as they may seem. North Carolina Criminal Law Statutes contain 24 different sections that deal with different forms of assault and elaborate on the circumstances that make assault charges more serious. Less serious assault charges may be designated as Class 2 misdemeanors, while more serious charges may be Class 1 or A1 misdemeanors.
Some misdemeanor assault charges include:
- Simple assault: Unlawfully touching or threatening someone with bodily harm
- Serious injury: Inflicting a major wound on someone, whether or not they seek medical treatment
- Sexual battery: Any unwanted sexual contact with someone, including a person who is mentally disabled or physically incapacitated
- Assaulting a sports official: Any assault on a sports official can put a person at risk of up to 45 days in jail for a first offense
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you will face no more than a year in jail. You will also likely face a probation sentence at the judge’s discretion. However, if you are charged with a felony, the consequences you face will be worse.
You may be charged with a felony if your simple assault charge is elevated by:
- Use of a deadly weapon
- Assault against someone with whom the defendant has a personal relationship
- Assault against a public official, school employee, public transit worker, or a female
- Assault by strangulation
- Committing an assault offense in front of a minor, or against a minor
- Previous charges for another crime
These more serious charges also come with more serious consequences, including longer jail times, higher fines, and probation. Once you are charged with a felony, your prosecutors will do almost anything they can to paint you as a villain and try to secure the maximum penalty for your case.
Reliable Legal Guides Fighting for You
Once you are charged with a serious crime, the most important thing you can do is consult with a criminal defense attorney who understands the laws and how they apply to your situation. Just because you were accused of doing something wrong does not mean you are a criminal. In many cases, accusers have ulterior motives and only want to smear your name to gain some kind of advantage.
If you are having trouble understanding the charges against you, or you think your accuser is claiming something more than is fair, you need to clear your name by contacting Brannen & Walker. We have extensive experience helping people fight trumped-up charges in court. We are willing to litigate for our clients—not just plea down. Give yourself the best chance at a hopeful future by entrusting us you’re your case.
Reach out today by calling (704) 741-4644 to get started.
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