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Assault on a Female in North Carolina

North Carolina’s laws governing assault cover a multitude of offenses. However, 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.

Under the 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.

Penalties for Assault on a Female

If convicted, the penalties for this Class A1 misdemeanor include:

  • Probation
  • 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.

Call our Raleigh criminal defense attorney at Floyd Law Office as soon as you can after an arrest. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offer free case consultations. Call (919) 805-3663 now.

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