The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted nearly every facet of society – including domestic violence. Safety nets for domestic violence have been taken away, as have support systems to help offenders from reoffending.
Representatives in the state are concerned about the Continue reading
Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality for many people. It is a problem with a frequency that touches every demographic in America, affecting millions of lives each year. Because of this, the North Caroline criminal justice system takes accusations of Continue reading
Domestic violence cases can come with stigmas and stereotypes of what an abuser looks like. In a straight relationship, women are often viewed as more sympathetic or victims – even if they are actually the abuser. These stereotypes are even Continue reading
Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence used to gain legal leverage are on the rise, too. An estimated 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested on domestic violence charges annually.
What you may also not be aware of is that although domestic Continue reading
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