Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, explains the various types of assault charges that could be prosecuted in North Carolina.
In North Carolina, there are different types of assault crimes such as: Assault, Assault on a Female, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill. The different types of assault crimes also result in a variety of charges from a simple misdemeanor to a high-level felony.
One of the biggest issues facing individuals charged with assault of any degree is violation of their constitutional rights. This can occur when an investigation is being done on an individual and evidence is obtained by unfair methods. Statements and intent can be taken out of context to solidify the prosecution’s case and prove criminal intent.
When facing any charge, especially an assault charge, it is imperative to have a lawyer that will devote enough time and resources to making sure that the law and your constitutional rights have not been violated. It is also the responsibility of your lawyer to make sure any evidence obtained against you was received in legal and ethical methods and any tactics used in the court room or during the investigation by the opposing party are appropriate and legal as well.
If you have been charged with any form of assault and seek counsel, contact the Raleigh criminal defense attorneys at Sparrow Law Firm for a free consultation.