North Carolina recognizes misdemeanor and felony assault and battery crimes.
Misdemeanor assault can range from simple assault to assault inflicting serious injury or assault using a deadly weapon. Domestic violence is another type of misdemeanor assault, which carries a maximum misdemeanor punishment of up to 150 days in custody. Domestic violence occurs when two people have a personal relationship and one commits an assault on the other.
Sexual battery is also a form of misdemeanor assault carrying a maximum punishment of 150 days in custody and is defined as any sexual or physical contact committed against a victim for sexual purposes.
Felonious assaults are much more serious in nature and encompass felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflicting serious injury. Punishments for felonious assault are much more severe.
No matter what type of an assault you are charged with, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer immediately to discuss all of your available options and plan a strategic defense.
Attorney Shannon Aldous is transparent, diligent, devoted, and will fight for her clients. She is honest about whatever charges you are facing and is knowledgeable on how to get you the best outcome.
I received a serious traffic citation. All other attorneys I spoke with ensured me I would receive many points on my license and would in no way be able to use my PJC. Attorney Aldous went over the best and worse case scenarios with me and was honest about the possible outcomes. In the end she was able to address my case to where I could in fact use my PJC - receiving no license points, ticket fees, etc. She was professional and prepared in the court room, arrived early, and efficiently handled my case.
Whether a serious traffic citation like mine or a more serious charge, I would recommend Attorney Shannon Aldous to any individual in Lincoln County, NC - 10/10. Excellent rates and exceptional service.
- nicole greene. 1/18/2020
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- reedxiong7 . 11/29/2019
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A family member was involved in a car accident and there was some legal matters associated with the incident. I had consulted with multiple attorneys and decided to work with Shannon Aldous because she struck me as the most straight forward along with being reasonable with her rates. Turns out I made the right decision. We was quick and efficient in settling the issue and was very informative. I would highly recommend her.
- Kyle Scharkopf. 4/30/2018
Ms. Aldo us is an outstanding attorney, best in Lincoln County.