North Carolina has dozens of different kinds of assaults. Assaults are crimes that involve either violence or the threat of violence that case injury or intend to cause injury to a victim. Even if no touching occurs – the attacker misses, or the attacker stops short of hitting the victim – an assault may have occurred if the victim was placed in “imminent apprehension” (fear) that the he or she was going to be hurt.
I go into more detail about both simple assaults and serious, felony assaults here. If you’ve been accused of an assault in Wake County, even if it’s a misdemeanor assault, make sure you get a criminal lawyer to represent you. Even a misdemeanor conviction for assault can have serious consequences, especially when it comes to employment.