Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Assault with a deadly weapon is a Class A1 misdemeanor if certain criteria are met. The difference between this charge and the felony variety has to do with the actions involved. In order to be convicted of the misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, there has to be an assault causing a serious injury or by using a deadly weapon. The felony variety of this charge involves both injury and deadly weapon or intent to kill. A Class A1 misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor class available in North Carolina, because of this, first time offenders are looking at 60 days in jail. If you have previous criminal convictions your active jail time could be higher. Like any assault charge, identity and the circumstances surrounding the assault always need to be examined at great length. If you have been accused of assaulting another individual with a deadly weapon, it is very important that you contact a Charlotte criminal defense attorney or Concord criminal defense attorney immediately.
At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC we know how unforgiving the justice system can be towards an individual accused of assault with a deadly weapon. No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, our firm believes that you should receive a fair and unbiased trial. Our attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to defend you against these serious accusations. Unlike other lawyers, our firm focuses exclusively on litigation areas of law with a strong emphasis on criminal defense law, such as assault with a deadly weapon cases. This focus on litigation and criminal law helps us provide extensive experience in all aspects of your case, from negotiation through trial. Do not hesitate to call our firm and talk to an experienced attorney today.
Contact a Charlotte criminal defense attorney or Concord criminal defense lawyer if you are accused of assaulting another individual with a deadly weapon.