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Felony Assault Defense Attorney

Conflicts can escalate quickly and unexpectedly, sometimes leading to serious legal consequences. If you find yourself facing felony assault charges in North Carolina, you need to understand the high stakes of the situation. You could end up behind bars for years for something that was out of your control. At Todd Neal Law, PA, we are ready to defend your rights with the full force of our experience and legal insight.

Our attorney, Todd Neal, is board-certified in criminal law in North Carolina with over 10 years of experience. Before becoming a defense attorney, Todd worked as a prosecutor. This experience is invaluable in navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system and formulating an effective defense strategy for your unique situation.

What Makes An Assault Crime A Felony?

Some assault crimes are more serious than others, and they often involve aggravating factors that elevate them to felony status. Convictions for felonies have harsher penalties in North Carolina as compared to misdemeanors. These include:

Class C felony – Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury:

  • This crime is punishable by a minimum prison sentence of 44 to 98 months.
  • This charge involves using a deadly weapon with the specific intent to kill someone and causing serious bodily harm in the process.

Class E felony – Assault with a deadly weapon (either with serious injury or intent to kill):

  • This crime is punishable by a prison sentence of 15 to 31 months.
  • This charge applies when a deadly weapon is used either to cause serious injury or with the intent to kill, though not both simultaneously.

Several other factors can elevate an assault charge to a felony in North Carolina, including:

  • Assault on a female by a male person (Class A1 misdemeanor but can be a felony under certain conditions): This charge can be elevated to a felony if there are prior convictions or if the assault is particularly egregious.
  • Assault by strangulation (Class H felony): This involves intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood in another person by applying pressure to the throat or neck.
  • Assault with intent to commit a felony: When an assault is committed to carry out another felony, such as robbery or rape, the charges can be elevated.

If you’ve been charged with an assault crime, Todd Neal Law can analyze your case, negotiate with prosecutors and explore alternative resolutions to achieve the most favorable outcome for your situation.

Hiring an experienced North Carolina criminal defense lawyer early is one of the best ways to protect your rights, and early intervention can make a significant difference in the outcome you receive.

Types Of Felonious Assault Cases We Handle

The line between a misdemeanor and a felony assault charge can be thin, but the consequences are vastly different. We are equipped to represent clients facing various felony assault charges, such as:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill
  • Assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to inflict serious injury
  • Assault inflicting serious bodily injury
  • Domestic violence
  • Discharging a weapon into occupied property or vehicle

We understand the nuances of these charges and work tirelessly to ensure you are not overcharged for your alleged actions. We will investigate the prosecution’s claims and seek a dismissal or reduction in charges if the facts warrant it.

Proven Advocacy In And Out Of The Courtroom

Todd Neal regularly tries cases on behalf of his clients because he believes that an active criminal defense should leave nothing off the table. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering – we fight to prevent incarceration and strive to ensure that your rights are upheld by all parties involved in the legal process.

Take Action For Your Defense

If you need a North Carolina defense lawyer after an alleged felony assault, don’t wait. Contact Todd Neal Law, PA, today to secure legal representation that aims to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case. Call 919-375-2886 to schedule a free consultation with Todd Neal, either in person, by phone or via video chat.