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
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