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New Bern Assault Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights & Future

Assault charges are taken very seriously in North Carolina and can result in severe penalties if you are convicted. If you have been charged with assault, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and future. At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we understand the stress and uncertainty you are facing, and we are here to help. Our New Bern assault defense lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in all types of assault cases. We know the potential consequences of a conviction and work tirelessly to build a solid defense on your behalf.

Get started on your case with a free consultation. Call us at (252) 300-0133.

Types of Assault Cases We Handle

At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we represent clients in all types of assault cases, including (but not limited to):

  • Simple Assault: Simple assault, also known as “assault,” is a Class 2 misdemeanor. It involves intentionally causing physical injury to someone or attempting to cause physical injury to someone and doing so with “reckless disregard” for their safety. For example, if you get into a fight with someone and they suffer minor injuries, you may be charged with simple assault.
  • Assault on a Female: This is a Class A1 misdemeanor. It involves assaulting a female, knowing she is a female, and being at least 18 years old and the female being younger than 18 years old.
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon: This is a Class A1 misdemeanor. It involves assaulting someone with a deadly weapon, with the intent to kill, and inflicting serious injury.
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury: This is a Class E felony. It involves assaulting someone with a deadly weapon, with the intent to kill, and inflicting serious injury.
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill: This is a Class E felony. It involves assaulting someone with a deadly weapon, with the intent to kill, and causing injury.
  • Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer: This is a Class F felony. It involves assaulting a law enforcement officer, with the intent to kill, and causing serious injury.
  • ETC.

Penalties for Assault

Assault charges can result in serious penalties, even if it is your first offense. If you are convicted, you may face jail time, probation, fines, and more. Additionally, an assault conviction will go on your criminal record, making it more difficult to find employment and housing in the future.

Penalties for assault in North Carolina include (but are not limited to):

  • Simple Assault: Up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000
  • Assault on a Female: Up to 150 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Up to 150 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury: Up to 39 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill: Up to 39 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer: Up to 39 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • ETC.

How Our Assault Defense Attorneys Can Help

Being charged with assault does not mean you will be convicted. At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we are committed to helping you fight the charges you face. Our New Bern assault defense lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and determine the best defense strategy for your unique situation. We are skilled litigators and are prepared to aggressively advocate for you in the courtroom. 

Our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the legal process. We will keep you fully informed about the progress of your case and provide you with the compassionate, personalized legal counsel you need and deserve.

Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested for or charged with assault in New Bern or the surrounding areas, turn to the team at Chesnutt & Clemmons for help. We are committed to providing you with the strong legal representation you need and deserve.

Call us at (252) 300-0133 or contact us online today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with our assault defense lawyers in New Bern.

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