Solid Assault and Battery Defense
If you have been accused of assault and/or battery in North Carolina, it's important that you contact an experienced attorney who will get the facts, determine if your rights were violated, and work to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed, if possible. The lawyers at the Law Office of Ashley Cannon, have experience with both the prosecution and defense sides of these cases, and understand how to best fight to defend your rights.
Assault is a threat to attempt to injure an individual with an apparent ability to cause harm. It does not require actual injury to the victim, but merely the threat of causing injury. In battery cases, there is an unjustified harmful application of force to the body of the victim. A battery is usually preceded by an assault.
Attorneys Defending Clients in Cases Involving Assault With a Deadly Weapon
The level of the crime is determined by a variety of factors, including the type of intent required, whether or not the offense was a repeat offense, whether or not it was an assault with deadly weapon, what type of injuries the victim incurred and where the offense took place. These cases can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the case. This is where a good lawyer can make all the difference in the world. We will ask if the charge fits the act that was committed and negotiate for a lesser charge, or attempt to have the charges dismissed, when possible.
If you have been charged with assault and/or battery, don't put your case in the hands of just any lawyer, contact the Winston-Salem assault and battery attorneys at the Law Office of Ashley Cannon, at 336-793-1013 to discuss your options today.