Category Archives: Domestic Violence

14Nov, 2018

What Makes a Domestic Violence Charge “Aggravated” in NC?
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What Makes a Domestic Violence Charge "Aggravated" in NC?

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

20Oct, 2018

Different Types of Assault Covered under North Carolina Law
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Different Types of Assault Covered under North Carolina Law

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

25Sep, 2018

False Allegations of Domestic Violence: Why Do People in NC Make Them?
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False Allegations of Domestic Violence: Why Do People in NC Make Them?

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

31Jul, 2018

Who Can Report Incidents of Domestic Violence in North Carolina?
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Who Can Report Incidents of Domestic Violence in North Carolina?

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

19Jun, 2018

Will North Carolina Get a “Red Flag” Domestic Violence Gun Law?       
Posted By: Schlosser & Pritchett

Will North Carolina Get a "Red Flag" Domestic Violence Gun Law?       

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

09Apr, 2018

Lesser-Known Consequences of NC Domestic Violence Convictions
Posted By: Schlosser & Pritchett

Lesser-Known Consequences of NC Domestic Violence ConvictionsA 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

18Oct, 2017

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Learn the Law in NC
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It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Learn the Law in NC

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

04Aug, 2017

How an NC Domestic Violence Charge Can Impact Child Custody
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How an NC Domestic Violence Charge Can Impact Child Custody

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

08Mar, 2017

“Allison’s Law” May Impact Domestic Violence in North Carolina
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Allison's Law May Impact Domestic Violence in North Carolina

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