Category: Protection Orders

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 [...]

Domestic violence can be an issue in a variety of relationships, but in every case, it can lead to serious consequences. In North Carolina, there are many different crimes associated with charges of domestic violence. 

So, what makes a crime fall under the umbrella of domestic violence, and what kind of penalties can result from a conviction? Read on to find out.

Domestic Violence: What Is It?

Under North Carolina law, domestic violence occurs when someone commits any of the following acts against certain persons:

  • Assault by pointing a gun
  • Assault in the
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So you’ve been hit with a protection order. Even if the order is temporary, having a protection order placed on you can make you feel like you are walking on thin ice.

You know the basic rules of the protection order. You cannot come within a certain distance of, or contact, the person who filed the protection order against you.

The judge may have also told you about some of the consequences if you violate the protection order. Most violations are a misdemeanor, but under certain conditions, things can spiral out of control [...]