Raleigh Defense Attorneys for Charges of Assault on a Woman

Choosing an Experienced Attorney for Your Assault Case

In North Carolina, there are protected populations – including children, the disabled, and women – so that when a violent crime is committed against them, the penalties are more severe. If you are accused of assault on a female, you are facing more serious charges and you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Raleigh to represent you in your case. 

Facing charges of assault against a woman? Call us at (919) 845-6688 and speak with an experienced defense attorney 24/7!

Understanding Assault Charges When the Victim Is a Female

Assault charges in North Carolina are complicated and tend to encompass a multitude of offenses while simple assault is a Class 2 misdemeanor, when the alleged victim is a female, the category  changes to a Class A1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to  150 days in jail. 

In order to be charged with an assault on a female, the alleged event must have been committed by a male who is at least 18 years old. One woman striking another woman would  be considered as Class 2 misdemeanor simple assault. On the other hand, a man assaulting a woman is considered a Class A1 misdemeanor . 

Felony Assault & Battery

Felony assault in North Carolina is not predicated on the sex of the alleged victim. Causing serious bodily injury is a Class F felony when the victim is either a man or a woman, while showing intent to kill with a deadly weapon is a Class C felony. 

Cases of Domestic Violence

If you are charged with assault and the victim is a female with whom you are or were in a relationship with, a family member or they are a member of your household, like a roommate, this is considered domestic violence. In addition to criminal punishments there are other, long-term penalties to consider, including: 

  • Inability to own a gun;
  • Possible loss of custody of mutual children;
  • Having a protection order placed against you;
  • Difficulty finding housing or employment

Why Choose Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh for Your Assault Case

 If you have been charged with assault on a female, it’s important to take these charges seriously.  On top of the punitive aspects, the social stigma that is accompanied by a conviction of assaulting a woman can affect your reputation and goodwill.

For the best chance of a favorable outcome in your case, you need an experienced, dedicated defense attorney in charge of your case. At Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh, our attorneys have a combined 60 years of experience, much of which was spent in the Wake County District Attorney’s Office. This experience gives each of us a unique perspective into how prosecutors try cases and what their goals are, which gives us an advantage when creating a defense strategy for your case.  

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Charges Related to Assault on a Female

At Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh, we know you need an ally who you can rely on to be focused on your case and dedicated to your best interests. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the form below or call us at (919) 845-6688 to speak with an attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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