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Assault Inflicting Serious Injury

Serious Offenses Require Serious Defense. Call Our Raleigh Assault Attorney.

There are various types of assault under North Carolina law. One of the most serious misdemeanor forms of this offense is assault inflicting serious injury.

Elements of Assault Inflicting Serious Injury

There are two elements of this offense that the prosecution must prove in order to achieve a conviction. They are:

  • That the defendant committed an assault
  • That the assault resulted in serious injury

What Is a “Serious Injury?”

Under the law, serious injury is anything that causes either physical pain and suffering and/or mental injury.

Examples of serious physical injury include:

  • Bruises to a joint that result in the inability to move a limb
  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Some small stab wounds

Examples of serious mental injury include the following that occuras a result of the assault:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Insomnia
  • Anorexia


As a Class A1 misdemeanor, assault inflicting serious injury is punishable by:

  • Up to 60 days in jail
  • Probation
  • A fine imposed at the discretion of the judge

Any criminal charge should be taken seriously—especially if it is among the most serious misdemeanor offenses under North Carolina law.

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