The manner in which the Carolina Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles was ugly. However, the conduct displayed by one Panthers fan during the game was even worse. During the game last Thursday, Kyle Maraghy was caught on tape punching another fan. As a result of that conduct, Maraghy was later arrested and charged with simple assault.
In North Carolina, simple assault is a class 2 misdemeanor. As a result, the maximum punishment for this crime is an active jail sentence of 60 days in jail. By comparison, the crime of simple assault carries the same maximum punishment as carrying a concealed weapon, resisting/delaying a public officer, and disorderly conduct.
If you are charged with simple assault in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina or one of the surrounding counties, you need an experienced North Carolina criminal law attorney to handle your case. An experienced Winston-Salem criminal defense lawyer, with experience in North Carolina criminal law, will guide you through this process to make sure that all of your rights are being protected and that all of your possible defenses are being asserted. Please call us at (336) 725-6559 and schedule a free consultation with a Winston-Salem criminal attorney to assist you. Our office is located for your convenience in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.