An Introduction to Assaults in North Carolina

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.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.