Simple Assault (Assault & Battery)

An assault charge is often the result of a misunderstanding. Whether you were an unwilling participant in an altercation or are simply a victim of an attack who defended himself, the consequences of an assault conviction can mean significant financial penalties and incarceration. In North Carolina, there are several statutes that differentiate the levels of assault and the resulting penalties.  Depending on the severity of the physical contact and the circumstances of the incident, you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. The penalties for a misdemeanor are less severe than those for a felony, but both categories of crimes carry serious consequences. Retaining the services of a Charlotte criminal defense attorney who is familiar with assault cases is imperative to protect yourself from the imperfections of the criminal justice system.

  • Simple Assault / Assault & Battery - N.C.G.S. 14-33(A)
  • Assault With A Deadly Weapon - N.C.G.S. 14-33(C)(1)
  • Assault On A Female - N.C.G.S. 14-33(C)(2)

When you are charged with a crime, you need the police to hear and understand your side of the story. However, you also need to be careful with what you say to avoid any misstatements that could adversely affect your defense. It is best to never speak with law enforcement or the district attorney until you consult with an attorney. Mr. Shumate can explain your rights and ensure that there are no misunderstandings that would hinder your case. The District Attorney's job is to convict you of assault.  Our goal is to protect your rights and prevent a conviction, utilizing Mr. Shumate's knowledge of the law and negotiation skills.

Chris Shumate is an outstanding defense attorney based in Charlotte who understands North Carolina's assault laws,  He wants to use his knowledge to help you. The Shumate Law Offices is dedicated to preserving the rights of clients and provides legal counsel for those accused of assault. Our firm takes pride in providing quality representation. If you are facing charges of assault, contact The Shumate Law Offices for a free appointment and discover what Chris Shumate can do for you.

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