PUNISHMENTS - ASSAULT HANDICAPPED PERSON - North Carolina - Reference Materials for Legal Profession
§ 14-32.1. Assaults on handicapped persons; punishments.
(a) For purposes of this section, a "handicapped person" is a person who has:
(1) A physical or mental disability, such as decreased use of arms or legs, blindness, deafness, mental retardation or mental illness; or
which would substantially impair that person's ability to defend himself.
(b) through (d) Repealed by Session Laws 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 767, s. 31, effective October 1, 1994.
(e) Unless his conduct is covered under some other provision of law providing greater punishment, any person who commits any aggravated assault or assault and battery on a handicapped person is guilty of a Class F felony. A person commits an aggravated assault or assault and battery upon a handicapped person if, in the course of the assault or assault and battery, that person:
(1) Uses a deadly weapon or other means of force likely to inflict serious injury or serious damage to a handicapped person; or
(2) Inflicts serious injury or serious damage to a handicapped person; or
(3) Intends to kill a handicapped person.
(f) Any person who commits a simple assault or battery upon a handicapped person is guilty of a Class A1 misdemeanor. (1981, c. 780, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, ss. 15, 1139; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 767, s. 31; 2006-179, s. 1.)
Additional resources provided by the author
- NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES
- FELONY ASSAULT LEGAL DEFENSE - NORTH CAROLINA
- Legal Fees for CRIMINAL CHARGES NC
- How important is Good Legal Advice on NC Criminal Charges?
- Charlotte Criminal Defense Lawyer - Bill Powers - Contact Info
- Listen to Law Talk with Bill Powers - Homicide: What to do when You or a Loved One is Facing Murder or Manslaughter Charges in North Carolina
- Should I go to Court Alone?
- How to handle Domestic Violence Charges - Assault and Assault & Battery in NC
- " Serious Criminal Offenses in College - Title IX - Campus Police"
- Drug Crimes in NC
- DWI-DUI First Offense in North Carolina