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Firearm Assault

Seasoned Charlotte Criminal Defense Lawyer Committed to Advocating for Clients Facing Firearm Assault Charges

Firearm assault is a grave offense that demands immediate attention due to the severe penalties it can carry. In North Carolina, charges related to the use of a firearm in an assault can escalate quickly, often leading to significant legal consequences, including lengthy prison terms, hefty fines, and a permanent record that can affect future opportunities. The gravity of these charges reflects the potential harm and risks associated with gun crimes underscoring the need for careful, thorough legal defense to navigate these complexities.

At The Olsinski Law Firm, our attorneys are devoted to delivering justice for our clients, providing steadfast support and strategic defense during challenging times. With deep roots in the Charlotte-Concord, NC, area, our team is experienced and genuinely cares about the outcomes of our clients' cases. We understand the complexities of firearm assault charges and are here to ensure your side of the story is heard. If you or a loved one is facing such charges, please do not hesitate to contact a Charlotte criminal defense lawyer at 704-405-2580 for a free consultation. At The Olsinski Law Firm, we stand ready to defend your rights and guide you through every step of the legal process.

What is a Firearm Assault Charge?

In North Carolina, a firearm assault charge under § 14‑32 is taken extremely seriously. This law pertains to assaults that inflict serious injury upon another person using a deadly weapon with intent to kill. If a firearm is used in the commission of the assault, the charge escalates to Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury, reflecting the heightened risk and potential harm caused by the use of a gun. Convictions under this section can lead to penalties, including long-term imprisonment, which could be enhanced further if the firearm is discharged or if the victim sustains severe injuries. In these cases, the accused may face unlawful discharge of a firearm charges as well.

Related offenses that also involve firearms and are commonly prosecuted alongside or instead of basic firearm assault charges include assault by pointing a gun and discharging a firearm into occupied property. Each carries its own set of legal consequences and potential enhancements based on the circumstances and outcomes of the incident. For instance, pointing a gun, even without firing, can instill fear and pose a threat of harm, which is enough for serious charges under North Carolina law. Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling or vehicle elevates the offense due to the increased likelihood of causing bodily harm or death.

At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we provide compassionate and fierce representation to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. We understand the emotional and legal challenges you face, and we stand ready to defend your rights with the full force of our resources and knowledge. Contact us immediately to ensure you have experienced legal counsel dealing with firearm-related charges.

Can You Get Firearm Assault Charge Reduced or Dismissed?

Reducing or dismissing a firearm assault charge requires a clear and effective defense strategy tailored to the unique details of your situation. At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our approach begins with thoroughly reviewing your case. We meticulously examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the evidence collection to ensure your rights are respected. If we find any violations or procedural mistakes, we can challenge the admissibility of evidence, potentially weakening the prosecution's position significantly.

A crucial part of our strategy may involve demonstrating that the firearm was discharged accidentally or that there was no intent to cause harm. In cases where intent is a critical factor, proving that it was lacking can reduce charges. Additionally, if you acted in self-defense, this could justify your actions and possibly result in the dismissal of charges.

We also engage directly with prosecutors to negotiate the best possible outcome. By highlighting mitigating factors such as a clean criminal record, positive character references, or extenuating circumstances, we often can negotiate lesser charges or alternative penalties, such as probation, instead of jail time.

At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the stress and uncertainty of facing serious charges like these. We are committed to providing you with legal defense and a sense of security and support throughout this challenging time. If you're dealing with a firearm assault charge, let us help you navigate the legal system with the confidence that comes from having experienced, dedicated advocates.

Let’s Work Together to Create a Compelling Defense

If you’ve been charged with a firearm crime in North Carolina, the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, is here to support you and ensure you stand the best possible chance of walking out of the courtroom. Our Charlotte gun crimes defense lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping good people who find themselves in bad situations. We take pride in our ability to think outside the box to create strong defenses designed to minimize your exposure early on in the process, so you can get back to living your life. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 704-405-2850, or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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