Assault & Battery

If you have been charged with assault and battery, physically attacking someone, or threatening to injure them, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. The criminal justice system is intimidating and complicated, with it’s own rules and procedures that can be difficult to understand. We can help you understand the process while ensuring your rights are protected. We have a comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure, know that the circumstances surrounding your case are unique and may impact how penalties might be imposed. Severe charges include serious consequences, including incarceration, fines and restitution, community service, and other harsh and/or costly penalties. There may be resulting long term personal consequences of a conviction, including future employment and educational opportunities. Assault can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina. The classification depends on the evidence against you, the circumstances of the case and gravity of injury and damages suffered by victims.

Some types of felony or misdemeanor assault and batter charges include:

  • Simple assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with intent to kill or inflict serious injury
  • Battery
  • Simple or Aggravated Affrays
  • Fighting
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Breach of Peace
  • Assault on a Female

Assault charges can arise from a number of different acts and situations, many of which involve people who have never been arrested before. These can include:

  • Resist, Obstruct or Delay an Officer
  • Assault on a Female (domestic assault)
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Misdemeanor Sexual Battery
  • Assault on a Child
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault on a Government Official

These charges range from misdemeanors to felonies in the state of North Carolina, and can carry potential penalties that involve hefty fines, probation, and prison time. Though we take a cooperative approach and will work with prosecutors to get the best results for you, Tony Rollman is first and foremost an aggressive criminal trial lawyer.