Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence – which you may also hear in North Carolina referred to as intimate partner violence, relationship abuse, or dating abuse – is defined as “patterns of behavior utilized by one person to maintain control and power over another with whom they are in an intimate relationship.”

Domestic violence can happen to anyone and be perpetrated by anyone, no matter their race, gender, sexuality, education level, economic status, or age. But what types of behaviors constitute domestic violence legally in North Carolina, and what are the potential consequences? Read on to find [...]

Domestic violence is a crime that can have a dramatic impact on families. Why? Because it’s a crime that takes place between people with close ties. It adds strain to relationships and can lead to issues going forward. For anyone accused of domestic violence, it can cause a remarkable shift in their lives that they may not understand if they are convicted.

If you are arrested and accused of domestic violence, then what you must face in the legal system may be completely new to you. That’s why it’s vital to not only [...]

In North Carolina, the law takes domestic violence cases very seriously. Because of this, prosecutors will prosecute these types of cases to the fullest of their ability.

If you are facing criminal domestic violence charges, then you need to meet those charges with a good defense strategy. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden is on the prosecutor to show the court that you are guilty. A good defense will plant a seed of doubt in the court’s mind, which could help you avoid conviction.

While every case is different, [...]

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 [...]