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
Domestic violence charges can impact all aspects of your professional, personal, and public life. If you have children, though, the impact could be felt immediately for both you and your kids.
Under the North Carolina statutes, domestic violence is Continue reading
While domestic violence victims may spend years hiding their trauma from friends or family, it’s no secret that domestic violence is a big problem in North Carolina. Domestic violence tears families apart, inflicts lifelong trauma and injuries on victims, and Continue reading
Domestic violence, especially long-term violence, is not always obvious. Generally speaking, abusers tend to want to keep their actions a secret and not let any evidence of abuse get out.
However, evidence of abuse will eventually surface, even if it’s Continue reading
Defending against domestic violence charges is already important. A conviction could come with penalties ranging from probation and anger management classes to jail time and protective orders for felony charges.
Defending against domestic violence charges while going through a divorce Continue reading
A former Greenville doctor has received a sentence of house arrest and the loss of his license after pleading guilty to first degree domestic violence.
In 2013, Dr. Paul Drago was recognized as one of the best surgeons in both Continue reading
Here’s a sad truth: domestic violence is extremely common.
It’s so common that it has become a hot topic for national discussion in recent years. Over 1.3 million women and over 800,000 men in the United States are physically assaulted Continue reading
Domestic violence is becoming more and more prevalent on the news and in popular culture. But there’s a lot more to domestic violence cases than the alleged act of violence. Something that frequently comes into play in these types of Continue reading
Being convicted of domestic violence in North Carolina can destroy your life. Like other criminal acts, you are likely to find yourself up against a number of serious penalties, including hefty fines and the possibility of imprisonment. But domestic violence Continue reading