Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. Exceptional Counsel & Resolute Advocacy

Winston-Salem Assault & Battery Attorneys

Prominent State & Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm

Assault and battery are specific crimes related to committing an act of violence against another person. At Grace, Tisdale & Clifton, our assault and battery lawyers in Winston-Salem have more than 150 years of combined experience.

If you have been charged with assault and battery, call (336) 515-6552 or contact us online for dedicated advocates to protect your legal rights.

What are the Penalties for Assault & Battery?

In most situations, assault and battery is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Depending on the situation and any prior criminal record, a conviction can result in probation, a jail sentence of one to sixty days, and a fine of up to $1,000. However, there are situations that may result in charges being elevated to a more serious misdemeanor or felony, and risking a more severe punishment. It is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your specific situation.

More serious offenses that may result in elevated charges include:

  • Assault and battery resulting in serious injury
  • Sexual battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Use of a deadly weapon

In addition, charges may be elevated for offenses committed against particular victims. This includes women; children over the age of 12; public, private, or charter school employees; sports officials; and state employees or officers acting in an official capacity.

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Defense Lawyer

Getting reliable legal advice early on can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Our assault and battery attorneys in Winston-Salem guide criminal defendants throughout the entire legal process. Contact us as soon as you are charged to maximize the time your defense team has to investigate the case, protect you from harassment from law enforcement, and prepare a strong defense.

If you are faced with an assault and battery charge, contact us at (336) 515-6552 right away for a free initial consultation.

Meet Our Legal Team

  • Experience on Both Sides

    The majority of our lawyers are former prosecutors and know how the system works.

  • Focus on Client Experience

    Our clients are our top priority. Each team member treats every client with respect and every case with discretion.

  • Thousands of Cases Settled

    Our legal team has experience handling all manner of criminal cases and have a comprehensive list of satisfied clients.

  • Locally Based Firm

    Every one of our attorneys is from the local town and graduated Wake Forest Law School.


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  • Legal Elite
  • Board Certified
  • Best Lawyer
  • College of DUI Defense
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