Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney for Clients in Kinston, Winterville, Greenville and Surrounding Areas
Sometimes things can just get out of hand. A heated disagreement turns physical. Fans of opposing teams may allow their enthusiasm to get out of control. Whatever the situation, however, a criminal conviction for assault, no matter how minor or seemingly insignificant, can have lasting effects on your future.
At the Dixon Law Group, PLLC, we defend the rights of individuals throughout the Pitt-Greenville community of North Carolina charged with criminal offenses. From minor charges such as simple assault to federal charges for assault with a deadly weapon, we have the resources and trial skills to protect your rights and interests, both now and in the future. Our lawyers aggressively defend those accused of:
- Allegedly hitting or attacking another person (simple assault)
- A public brawl or fistfight between two or more people (affray)
- Making threats or threatening gestures
- Stalking or cyberstalking
- Deliberately attacking a person (aggravated assault), with or without a weapon
- Harassment, including sexual harassment
- Hitting a police officer (assault on a government official) or forcibly resisting arrest
In Greenville, prosecutors are often quick to allege assault on a government official for even simple actions such as shaking off a police officer's hand. Even if you near a fight, you could still be arrested whether or not you took part in the physical action. Know your rights and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who will work diligently and aggressively to protect your rights.
What Are My Defenses?
One of the most common defenses for an assault crime is the plea of self-defense. Our Greenville assault defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of the statutes and case law applicable to a self-defense plea. We have also successfully represented clients in jury trials for assault crimes. We will use our knowledge and experience to help you develop an effective strategy that works to protect your rights and interests.
We can also explore other court-deferred options such as mediation, out-of-court settlement, anger management programs or counseling as a way to mitigate the penalties you face. However, we understand the serious immediate and long-term consequences a criminal conviction can have, and we will fight for your rights in court if necessary.
Contact the Dixon Law Group, PLLC
If you or someone you know is facing assault charges, the Dixon Law Group can help you protect your rights. Contact us online or call us at 252-481-5063 or toll free at 866-309-2251 to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers. Evening and weekend appointments are available.