Assault v. Assault on a Female, understand the difference.

On March 28, a police chief in Pamlico County was suspended indefinitely after being arrested for Assault on a Female. You may be asking yourself, is assault on a female different than assault?

In North Carolina, the difference between an assault and assault on a female are based on a few minor differences. To charged with an assault on a female, you must be a male over the age of 18, who assaults a female. The differences sound minor, but they can affect your punishment. Assault on a female is a Class A1 misdemeanor, which results in a higher punishment than a simple assault. 

What if you haven't committed an assault, but the police arrest you anyway. Can the police still arrest you? In North Carolina, you can still be arrested for putting someone in fear for their safety, even if you don't contact them. 

What are you to do? The laws regarding assault may be confusing, and what are your options if you get charged? You need help, and you need experienced lawyers who know the law, and more importantly, can argue for your interests. You need help from the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC., located in Cary, NC. Attorney Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel are experienced, hard-working attorneys who will get the best possible result for you. You can call now for a FREE consultation, at 1-(919)-585-1486. 


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.