Simple Assault – Representation by Former Prosecutors in Greensboro, High Point, and Asheboro
There’s nothing ‘Simple’ about a Simple Assault and we wonder why they call it that. Simple Assaults are Class 2 Misdemeanors in North Carolina. The classes of Misdemeanors in North Carolina go from A1 which it the HIGHEST level Misdemeanor down to Class 3, which is the Lowest. The Order by Level, Highest to Lowest is A1, 1, 2, 3. With a Simple Assault being a Class 2 Misdemeanor, to put it in perspective, means it’s of the Second Lowest Class of Misdemeanor in North Carolina.
So the next question is, what makes a Simple Assault, Simple? Typically Simple Assaults only involve a MINOR INJURY, which would be an injury that would not require the care of a doctor. A Simple Assault can be a punch, kick, shove, or grab which does not cause an injury requiring hospitalization or doctor’s care.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a Simple Assault, we know you’re curious as to what you’re looking at in terms of punishment if convicted. Because it’s a Class 2 Misdemeanor the Maximum Possible Punishment is 60 Days. However, if you’re a First Offender with no prior convictions, a Simple Assault is punishable by Community Punishment (community service, etc), Probation (supervised or unsupervised) or Jail Time between 1 and 30 Days. This is why it’s important to seek out Legal Counsel when it comes to Simple Assault charges, because sadly, there’s nothing Simple about it.
Contact our Lawyers if You or Someone You Know is charged with Simple Assault in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro. 336-379-0539