WHAT WE DOAssault charge defense lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Ron Shook has years of criminal defense experience and personally manages each client's case. In that time, he has defended many clients against assault charges, often getting charges dismissed or reduced before trial. He understands how to present a case in the best way to the prosecutor and the judge. If you are facing assault charges, you need to talk to a lawyer with the right experience to protect your rights.

Defending your rights

Assault charges often result from a misunderstanding. Consider the following examples:

  • A fan leaving a Carolina Panthers game pushes his way to the street and is arrested for being intoxicated and disruptive or assault/affray.
  • A patron in a bar fight elbows someone approaching from the rear — not knowing that it is a responding police officer — and is charged with assault on a police officer or resisting arrest.
  • A marital argument escalates until domestic assault charges (like assault on a female) are filed.
  • The “loser” in a fight at a NASCAR race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway files charges against the “winner.”
  • A person trying to break up a fight may appear to be a participant and then be charged.
  • A suspect who is confused and unfamiliar with the arrest process may be improperly charged with resisting arrest.
  • A person strikes another in self-defense.

At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook in Gastonia, we provide powerful representation to clients charged with assault and violent crimes, including:

  • Resisting arrest, resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer, assault on a police officer (or assault on a law enforcement officer)
  • Affray
  • Domestic assault
  • Communicating threats
  • Sexual assault
  • Harassing telephone calls
  • Stalking
  • Child abuse
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery
  • Rape

Call 704-671-2390 or email our Gastonia office to schedule a consultation about assault charges and possible defense strategies.

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The Law Offices of
Ronald J. Shook

121 E. Main Ave, Gastonia NC 28052

Super Lawyers 2020
     10.0Ronald James Shook II


Attorney Ronald J. Shook provides clients at our firm with strong, competent representation based on hard work, determination, and a desire to do the right thing.

Our mission is to take the weight off of our clients’ shoulders, and handle their concerns so that they can get on with their lives.


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