Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence isn’t something that impacts only the lives of those directly involved. It has far-reaching effects on those in its vicinity, especially kids.

In North Carolina, domestic violence is taken very seriously and someone can face some serious jail time, fines, and other consequences if they are convicted of domestic violence crimes. There is more to domestic violence than penalties, however; there is also the way it can impact children who are mixed up in it.

Here’s what you need to know about how domestic violence impacts children and their development.

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It’s a common misconception that domestic violence increases over the holiday season. People assume that since tensions may rise when families reunite for the holidays, domestic violence incidents rise right along with it. But this isn’t the case at all.

Evidence suggests that domestic violence actually goes down over the holidays, in reality. However, with so many families getting together, law enforcement seems to be on the lookout for domestic violence situations more than ever. This can lead to arrests for domestic violence that may not be warranted.

If you’re facing domestic violence [...]

Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously by the state of North Carolina. The penalties for those found guilty of domestic violence crimes can be quite severe, so it’s important to understand what domestic violence is, how it’s perpetrated and prosecuted, and what can be faced if you are found guilty of it.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about domestic violence in North Carolina to help you gain a deeper understanding of this crime.

Domestic Violence: What Is It?

Domestic violence is defined under North Carolina law as [...]

A North Carolina girl, pregnant at 15, never expected to be put in this situation. In her small conservative town, she felt the community pressuring her to marry the 17-year-old father and take the responsibility for getting pregnant to “make it right.” 

Now 40 years old, court documents show that she had endured years of abuse, just like numerous other teenagers in North Carolina today. She is still trying to escape the torment of her child’s father, while also working to advocate for victims of domestic violence.

North Carolina is aiming to reduce [...]

Stalking is a serious crime in North Carolina. It’s an invasion of privacy that not only makes victims fearful in the moment but can also be traumatic for them in the long term. This is why North Carolina has specific laws that make stalking against the law.

However, stalking doesn’t usually happen in a vacuum. It is a crime that has close ties to both sexual assault and domestic violence. If someone is found to perpetrate stalking against a person who qualifies as a domestic violence victim, the consequences can be even [...]