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Assault on a Female
in North Carolina
If you have been accused of committing assault on a female in Raleigh, it is important to seek legal representation. Assault charges in North Carolina carry very harsh penalties, and these penalties could have damaging effects on your future. North Carolina classifies assault charges into a number of classes based on the circumstance of your arrest.
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Penalties for Assault on a Female
Under North Carolina law, assault does not necessarily mean that the defendant put his hands on a woman; he can be charged If the victim feels that she was in imminent danger. For example, if the defendant raised his hand to strike her or pointed a gun at her, he could be charged with assault.
There are some specific instances where a simple assault charge will be elevated from a Class 2 misdemeanor to a more serious Class A1. Assault charges are often elevated due to the type of victim involved in a case. For example, if the alleged assailant is a male over the age of 18, he will face a Class A1 assault charge for assaulting a female.
If convicted, the penalties for this Class A1 misdemeanor include:
- Jail sentence of up to 60 days
- A discretionary fine that may be imposed by the judge
If you have been convicted of one to four prior offenses, the jail term may be extended up to 75 days; 5 or more convictions will result in up to 150 days in jail.
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