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Were in Johnston County, NC. My 17 y/o son has no convictions,

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We're in Johnston County, NC. My 17 y/o son has no convictions, but has a pending court case to answer charges of property damage and contributing to the delinquency....He got into a fight and we think the victim wants to press assault charges now. I want to know, if he does get the additional charge, what is he facing punitively with the this and the previous charges? What is the bail for this charge and also can his lawyer arrange for all the charges be answered on the same court date if he is arrested?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I thought i gave that info already. Prior/pending charges: contibuting and damage to real property. Possible:assault with attempt to maim or injure.

Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Sorry, I misread and thought that was also part of the current charge in conjunction.Can you please tell me with the prior charge, what grade of offense was he charged with - misdemeanor, felony? What level (1, 2, 3, A, B, C)?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
not sure of the level, but they were misdemeanors.
Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Willful and wanton injury to property is a Class 1 misdemeanor and he faces up to one year in jail. Simple assault is a Class 2 Misdemeanor ($50 or 30 days). If it is aggravated, then it's a regular Misdemeanor (two years and/or fine).

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
You never answered if the charges could be combined for the same court date or does it have to be separate? What's the difference between simple and aggravated assault?
Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
My apologies.The charges would NOT be combined since they did not stem from the same incident nor have the same elements. The difference between simple and aggravated is subjective, but generally speaking: simple is just a few punches; whereas aggravated is w beating and/or with a weapon.

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