Shelby Assault Attorneys

Our Shelby assault attorneys represent clients charged with assault and battery.

Assault is either the intent to commit battery or the arousal of fear of bodily harm in another person, in a manner other than by the use of words. Aggravated assault can include, among other things, assault with a deadly weapon, or assault with intent to rape, maim or murder. It is considered much more serious than simple assault.

Battery is the act of using force against another person, which results in either bodily injury or offensive touching. It does not need to be intentional; force applied with criminal negligence is sufficient to be considered battery. In addition, the force does not have to be directly applied to the victim. For example, directing a dog to attack someone is considered battery.

If the person committing the crime has physically touched the victim, then battery has occurred. If the victim has not been touched, but only threatened, then the crime is considered assault.

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Shelby, NC

Contact Teddy, Meekins & Talbert today. We can provide an immediate, confidential consultation about your case at our office in Shelby or at a location in Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, Gastonia or a nearby area that is most convenient for you. We can get started on your defense right away.

About Teddy, Meekins & Talbert

The law office of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is located in Shelby, N.C. approximately 40 miles west of Charlotte, N.C. Our mission is to provide aggressive, innovative, and passionate representation for people who are often in the midst of stress and anxiety associated with legal problems.

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