Archives for: January 9th, 2022

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]