Assaults

Nosy Reporters Deserve a Punch, Right?

Assuming he’s ever charged – a pretty big assumption in 2017 America – my recommendation – as someone who does not practice in Montana – is that Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte take no plea offer. Put twelve in a box, and try this thing. The ol’ “Nosy Reporters Deserve a Punch” defense to…

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Officers Involved in the Death of Kelly Thomas Found Not Guilty

Over in the twittersphere, Mike Riggs, a reporter with Reason magazine is shocked that a jury came back yesterday with a “not guilty” verdict on charges that two Fullerton, California police officers were criminally responsible for the death of Kelly Thomas. @PaladinVT03 No lawyer is surprised that murderers got off? Or no lawyer is surprised…

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Assaults and Threats against Public Officials in North Carolina

Someone who assaults – places a public official in imminent fear of being touched or hit or actually hits or unlawfully touches a public official – may be convicted of a Class F felony under Sec. 14-16.6.
In addition, anyone who threatens a public official or mails a letter or other document that threatens […]

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Assaults and Threats against Public Officials in North Carolina

Someone who assaults – places a public official in imminent fear of being touched or hit or actually hits or unlawfully touches a public official – may be convicted of a Class F felony under Sec. 14-16.6.
In addition, anyone who threatens a public official or mails a letter or other document that threatens […]

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Felony Malicious Maiming is a Serious Offense in North Carolina

Be careful if you ever try to put out the eye of another person. It’s a Class C felony in North Carolina, although it must be malicious. Accidental maimings don’t count under this statute.
Here’s the statute:
§ 14-30. Malicious maiming.
If any person shall, of malice aforethought, unlawfully cut out or disable the tongue or put […]

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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…

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