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I am tryiing to understand the difference between assault

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hello. i am tryiing to understand the difference between assault and affray in nc
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: sure, north carolina
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no ma'm. simply looking to find the difference between the two
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no ma'm
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 8 months ago.


I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Please be patient while I research and compose a reply for you.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 8 months ago.

In North Carolina an affray occurs when two people are involved in a public fight which would be likely to frighten others. A barroom brawl, for example, would be a good example of an affray. An assault, on the other hand is just a show of some kind of force indicating that a battery is likely to follow. If I raise my hand to strike you, that would be a simple assault in your state.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 8 months ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.