14-28 Malicious castration
14-29 Castration or other maiming without malice aforethought
14-30 Malicious maiming
14-30.1 Malicious throwing of corrosive acid or alkali
14-31 Maliciously assaulting in a secret manner
14-32 Felonious assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflicting serious injury; punishments
14-32.1 Assaults on individuals with a disability; punishments
14-32.2 Patient abuse and neglect; punishments
14-32.3 Domestic abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled or elder adults
14-32.4 Assault inflicting serious bodily injury; strangulation; penalties
14-33 Misdemeanor assaults, batteries, and affrays, simple and aggravated; punishments
14-33.1 Evidence of former threats upon plea of self-defense
14-33.2 Habitual misdemeanor assault
14-34 Assaulting by pointing gun
14-34.1 Discharging certain barreled weapons or a firearm into occupied property
14-34.2 Assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon governmental officers or employees, company police officers, or campus police officers
14-34.3 Manufacture, sale, purchase, or possession of teflon-coated types of bullets prohibited
14-34.4 Adulterated or misbranded food, drugs, or cosmetics; intent to cause serious injury or death; intent to extort
14-34.5 Assault with a firearm on a law enforcement, probation, or parole officer, or on a member of the North Carolina National Guard, or on a person employed at a State or local detention facility
14-34.6 Assault or affray on a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, medical responder, and hospital personnel
14-34.7 Certain assaults on a law enforcement, probation, or parole officer, or on a member of the North Carolina National Guard, or on a person employed at a State or local detention facility; penalty
14-34.8 Criminal use of laser device
14-34.9 Discharging a firearm from within an enclosure
14-34.10 Discharge firearm within enclosure to incite fear

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 14 > Article 8

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Aquaculture: means the propagation and rearing of aquatic species in controlled or selected environments, including, but not limited to, ocean ranching;

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  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control zone: means an area of potential or actual infestation or infection, boundaries of which are fixed and clearly described in a manner to definitely identify the zone. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-922
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the North Carolina Horse Council. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-822
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-822
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-941
  • Department: means the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-758
  • Department: means the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-783
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, or hinny. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-822
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire suppression duties: means involvement in on-site fire suppression, participation in Incident Management Team while it is mobilized, Operations Room duty during on-going fires or when required by high readiness plans, mop-up activities to secure fire sites, scouting and detecting forest fires, performance of standby duty, and any other activity that directly contributes to the detection, response to, and control of fires. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-955
  • Firefighter: means an employee of the North Carolina Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services who engages in fire suppression duties or engages in emergency response duties pursuant to G. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-955
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forest ranger: means a forest ranger designated under G. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-941
  • Forest trees: means only those trees which are a part and constitute a stand of potential immature or mature commercial timber trees, provided that the term "forest trees" shall be deemed to include shade trees of any species around houses, along highways, and within cities and towns, if the same constitute insect and disease menaces to nearby timber trees or timber stands. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-922
  • Forestland: means land on which forest trees occur. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-922
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Infection: means attack by any disease affecting forest trees which is declared by the Commissioner to be dangerously injurious thereto. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-922
  • Infestation: means attack by means of any insect, which is by the Commissioner declared to be dangerously injurious to forest trees. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-922
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lagoon: means a confined body of water to hold animal byproducts including bodily waste from animals or a mixture of waste with feed, bedding, litter or other agricultural materials. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: shall be construed to mean a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • oath: shall be construed to include "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Occupied residence: means a dwelling actually inhabited by a person on a continuous basis as exemplified by a person living in his or her home. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • Outdoor recreational facility: means any plot or tract of land on which there is located an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, or golf course that is open to either the general public or to the members and guests of any organization having 50 or more members. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, public or private institution, political subdivision, or government agency. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-941
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prescribed burning: means the planned and controlled application of fire to naturally occurring vegetative fuels under safe weather and safe environmental and other conditions, while following appropriate precautionary measures that will confine the fire to a predetermined area and accomplish the intended management objectives. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-966
  • Prescription: means a written plan prepared by a certified prescribed burner for starting, controlling, and extinguishing a prescribed burning. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-966
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Site evaluation: means an investigation to determine if a site meets all federal and State standards as evidenced by the Waste Management Facility Site Evaluation Report on file with the Soil and Water Conservation District office or a comparable report certified by a professional engineer or a comparable report certified by a technical specialist approved by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Strawberry plant seller: means a person who sells strawberry plants to growers for commercial production of strawberries. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-783
  • Swine farm: means a tract of land devoted to raising 250 or more animals of the porcine species. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • Swine house: means a building that shelters porcine animals on a continuous basis. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-802
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Woodland: means woodland as defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 106-941
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.