Archives for: May 26th, 2019

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 relief for many people who have been stuck in a cycle of abuse. For others, however, it may be terrifying — because you don’t want to see an innocent loved one be put in jail due to a misunderstanding.

Which begs the question: can you as an alleged victim drop domestic violence charges [...]

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 to end domestic violence of all kinds in our state.

As you probably know, being accused of domestic violence can be life-changing. If you are currently facing domestic violence charges, but unsure of what legal action you can or should take to protect yourself, reach out to a knowledgeable Greensboro domestic violence defense [...]

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 have been put on the books over the last few decades, with some more serious than others. Our state has “simple” assault charges for less serious incidents of domestic violence, and “aggravated” assault charges for more serious incidents. The difference in these two charges could mean harsher penalties – some that can last [...]

If you’re a teenager, you probably have a lot on your mind. You’ve got homework to turn in. Tests to pass. Friends and extra-curricular activities to make time for. There’s the college admissions process looming overhead, and your future to think about. And on top of all your responsibilities, you may be experiencing your first crushes and romantic relationships.

Whatever’s going on in your mind, it’s likely that the last thing you’ve considered is the possibility of getting hit with a dating violence charge.  But dating abuse has become a serious problem in [...]

In November 2013, Second Amendment advocates were angered by a federal district court’s decision to uphold a law that bans for life anyone convicted of domestic violence from owning a firearm. The decision stated,

“The government has demonstrated that domestic violence misdemeanants are likely to commit acts of domestic violence again and that, if they do so with a gun, the risk of death to the victim is significantly increased.”

This means that if you have been found guilty of any kind of domestic violence, even if it did not involve the use [...]