NFL Player Charged With Assault

Desmond Harrison, an offensive tackle with the Arizona Cardinals, was released last week due to an order being issued for his arrest being issued in Greensboro, North Carolina.

According to a police spokesman in  Greensboro an incident report was filed against Harrison. As a result, Harrison is now facing the charges of assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

Under North Carolina criminal law, assault by strangulation is a Class H felony with a maximum punishment of 39 months in prison.  Assault on a female is a class A1 misdemeanor with a maximum active sentence of 150 days.

Assault by strangulation and assault on a female are serious North Carolina criminal charges with significant penalties and consequences and a lot of legal issues that must be analyzed and considered.   Therefore, if you are charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female, or some other some other assault charge such as simple assault in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina or one of the surrounding counties, you need an experienced Winston-Salem criminal defense 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, if any, are being asserted.  Please call us at (336) 725-6559 and schedule a free consultation with a Winston-Salem criminal defense attorney to assist you. Our office is located for your convenience in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


In 2010, former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found shot to death in Memphis.  For several years, there were no arrests, and it appeared that this crime would remain unresolved.  However, in December 2017, two people were indicted for his murder.  One of those people was Wright’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright.

After her mental competency was questioned in August 2018, a doctor confirmed has since confirmed that she is competent to stand trial for her charge of first-degree murder.  No trial date has been set.