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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. If you or a loved one was accused of this offense, it is absolutely crucial that you seek experienced legal representation right away. Our Raleigh assault lawyers can defend your rights and future.
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Elements of Assault Inflicting Serious Injury
In order to achieve a conviction for an assault inflicting serious injury offense, the prosecution must prove the following two elements:
- The defendant committed an assault
- 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
- Small stab wounds
Examples of serious mental injury, which occur as a result of assault, include:
- Suicidal tendencies
Penalties of an Assault Inflicting Serious Injury Offense
As a Class A1 misdemeanor, assault inflicting serious injury is punishable by:
- Up to 60 days in jail
- 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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