Let’s say you were involved in an altercation with your partner or your roommate. The police were called. Law enforcement officers saw your condition or heard your testimony and decided to file criminal domestic violence charges.
This can be a Continue reading
Often, the term “domestic violence” conjures images of physical abuse, but since the late ‘70s, when the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence was initially organized, it has been leading the movement to further define what the term means, and Continue reading
Statistics show that 10 million people throughout the United States are abused by an intimate partner annually. Simply put, domestic violence, which also covers abuse between family members and roommates, is an epidemic.
Because of this, all kinds of laws Continue reading
Assault is a serious criminal offense that can be punishable by jail time and will leave offenders with a criminal record of violent crime.
In North Carolina, there are three general types of assault charges, including assault, assault and battery, Continue reading
False allegations of domestic violence are relatively rare, but they do happen.
In this post, we’ll detail reasons why someone might make a false claim of domestic violence, and tell you how an experienced North Carolina criminal attorney can Continue reading
Ask anyone who has been in a long-term relationship before: you’re going to fight and argue from time to time. This is true whether the “relationship” in question involves a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent and child, roommate, or some other type Continue reading
In the wake of school shootings and increased violence, state Rep. Marcia Morey has introduced a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives that would allow judges to issue court orders for the surrender of all firearms and ammunition Continue reading
A domestic violence conviction can have serious criminal consequences, such as lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and a criminal record that can compromise future housing and employment prospects.
However, a domestic violence conviction can also have life-changing civil consequences, restricting Continue reading
A new domestic violence law went into effect on Dec. 1 in North Carolina. This law, dubbed Britny’s Law in honor of the original victim, will create harsher penalties for certain domestic violence convictions. Below, we’re going to explain how Continue reading
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and North Carolinians are raising awareness about these offenses that negatively affect thousands every year.
Recently, UNC Asheville and Helpmate partnered together in a vigil on the UNCA campus. Survivors shared stories and Continue reading