Understanding Simple Assault: Protecting Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been accused of simple assault, it’s crucial to understand the charges you’re facing and the potential consequences of them. Simple assault is a serious offense that can have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. At Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, we have a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in handling simple assault cases. With our expertise and dedication, we will fight vigorously to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

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What is Simple Assault?

Simple assault is a criminal offense that involves intentionally causing harm or apprehension of harm to another person without legal justification. This can include acts such as physical attacks, threats, or attempts to inflict bodily injury. It’s important to note that even the mere threat of violence can be considered as simple assault, regardless of whether or not any physical contact occurs.

Potential Consequences of Simple Assault

If convicted of simple assault, you may face severe legal consequences, including fines, probation, community service, restraining orders, or even imprisonment. Additionally, a criminal record can have long-lasting effects on various aspects of your life, such as employment opportunities, housing applications, and personal relationships. It’s crucial to consult with a lawyer skilled in simple assault cases who can help you navigate through the legal system and protect your rights.

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Why Choose Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law?

At Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, we understand the complexity of simple assault cases and the potential impact they can have on your life. Our team of dedicated lawyers has extensive experience in defending clients accused of assault, and we are committed to providing personalized, aggressive representation tailored to your unique circumstances.

Here’s why you can trust us with your simple assault case:

  1. Expertise: Our attorneys specialize in criminal defense law and have a deep understanding of the legal complexities surrounding simple assault charges. We will use our expertise to build a strong defense strategy on your behalf.
  2. Personalized Approach: We believe in treating each client as an individual with unique needs. We will take the time to understand your situation, listen to your concerns, and tailor our legal advice to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
  3. Aggressive Representation: We will vigorously advocate for your rights, challenging the prosecution’s evidence, questioning witnesses, and exploring every available legal avenue to build a strong defense on your behalf.
  4. Track Record of Success: Our firm has a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients in simple assault cases. We have the experience and skills necessary to navigate the legal system and fight for your rights.

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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.

Contact Us Today

Take the first step towards a strong defense. Contact Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law by calling (336) 379-0539 or filling out our online contact form. We are ready to fight for you and help you navigate through the legal process, ensuring the protection of your rights and your future.

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 Simple Assault Lawyer in Greensboro  if You or Someone You Know is charged with Simple Assault in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro. 336-379-0539