North Carolina Assault Charges

North Carolina Assault Charges

North Carolina is very strict when it comes to assault charges. Depending on the severity of the assault, jail time is a very serious possibility. Further, an assault charges leaves a person with a violent crime on their record that will likely stay on his or her record for a lifetime.

Simple Assault
Any person convicted of Simple Assault will be guilty of a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Simple Assault is generally the most common form of assault in North Carolina. Acts of simple assault are throwing items at a person, scratching a person, and other small various forms of harm done to a person. Click here to learn more about simple assault in North Carolina.

Simple Affray
Any person convicted of Simple Affray will also be guilty of a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Simple affray occurs when a group of people get into a fight and all are held responsible. Even if you did not participate in the assault, you may still be charged for being in the presence if the officer cannot decide who was actually involved in the assault. Click here to learn more about Simple Affray.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Any person convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon will be guilty of a Class A1 Misdemeanor, the highest Misdemeanor possible. A person who is convicted under this statute will be placed on supervised probation in addition to other punishments to be imposed by the court. Click here to learn more about Assault with A Deadly Weapon in North Carolina.

Assault on a Female
Any person convicted of Assault on a Female will be guilty of a Class A1 Misdemeanor, the highest Misdemeanor possible. A person who is convicted under this statute could be placed on supervised probation in addition to other punishments to be imposed by the court such as jail time, loss of employment and substantial fines. Click here to learn more about Assault on a Female in North Carolina.

Assault by Strangulation
Any person convicted of Assault by Strangulation will be guilty of a Class H Felony. This type of assault is taken extremely serious in North Carolina. Even a person with no criminal record prior to this charge could face active jail time. Further, if convicted of assault with strangulation, you will not be able to get it taken off your record, thus hampering employment opportunities for years to come. Click here to learn more about Assault by Strangulation.