In North Carolina, Assault on a Female is a Class A1 Misdemeanor. This charge is very common and is often prevelant when verbal arguments began between people in a dating or marital relationship and end up in a physical altercation between those individuals. Under North Carolina law there are more protections that are given towards females when they are the victim of an assault. In order to be charged with Assault on a Female there must be an adult male over the age of eighteen that commits an assault or battery on a female.
Under North Carolina law, an assault and battery occurs when an individual causes actual physical injury to another person. In this regard typically a person who commits this offense would be charged with a Class 2 Misdemeanor but if it is a male over the age of 18 that commits this offense on a female there is a significant difference in the Misdemeanor that can be charged. It is clear that under North Carolina laws woman are afforded more protections.
This charge is very serious and can result in very severe consequences such as jail time, loss of employment and substantial fines if there is a conviction.