Raleigh Battery Attorney
Battery is criminal charge that is legally defined as the unlawful act of physically harming or offensively touching a person. While assault involves the threat of committing physical harm to an individual (whether or not the individual is aware of the threat), battery is the term used to describe the actual act of committing physical harm. Battery charges are often coupled with assault charges.
Though the nature of a case will dictate whether battery charges are filed as misdemeanors or felonies, when a deadly weapon is used and/or when the victim is injured or killed, the charges will be far more serious, as will be the resulting penalties if the accused is convicted of these charges.
Given the possibility of jail time, expensive fines, and other life-changing penalties, it's essential that those charged with battery or any crime in Wake County or anywhere in the state of North Carolina meet with a skilled criminal defense attorney. Raleigh criminal defense lawyer Curtis High has nearly 20 years of experience practicing law; he is dedicated to helping clients get the charges against them reduced, if not dismissed entirely.
How an Assault & Battery Lawyer Can Help You
If you or a loved one is currently facing battery charges in North Carolina, criminal defense attorney Curtis High is here to protect your rights. He works hard to:
- Build the strongest defense case possible by collecting and examining all necessary evidence
- Point out any fallacies or inconsistencies in the case
- Thoroughly interview all witnesses and work with experts when necessary to strengthen our claims
A North Carolina battery conviction (or assault and battery) can carry a jail sentence up to five years and up to $5,000 in fines. If you hire Curtis High, he will do whatever it takes to protect your rights. He will examine every piece of evidence and will fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed. For an aggressive lawyer who will follow through, contact Raleigh battery lawyer Curtis High today.