Wilmington Domestic Violence Attorney
Fighting a Damaging Charge: We Have Your Back
Domestic violence is a serious crime that has painful repercussions for people who have suffered as a result of physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse. Unfortunately, sometimes people make false accusations, and it's the false allegation that causes suffering, but this time for the person who has been charged.
This can happen in the context of child custody battles, or in other circumstances where one person wants to gain advantage over the other. If this has happened to you, you need an experienced domestic violence lawyer who can protect your rights and challenge the charges you face.
What Is Considered Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is defined as the commission of one or more violent acts, excluding self-defense, upon an alleged victim or minor child living with the alleged victim with whom you have or had a personal relationship.
These violent acts include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Attempting to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury
- Placing the aggrieved party or a member of the victim party's family or household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or continued harassment
- Committing any of the following sex-related crimes: first or second-degree rape; sexual offense with a child; first or second-degree sexual offense; sexual battery; statutory rape or sexual offense of a person 13, 14, or 15 years old; or intercourse and sexual offenses with certain victims
What Does the Law Consider a "Personal Relationship"?
The law outlines “personal relationship” as two people who are:
- Current or former spouses
- Persons who live together or have lived together
- Related as parents and children, including others acting in loco parentis to a minor child, or as grandparents and grandchildren
- Have a child in common
- Current or former household members
- Persons who are in a dating relationship or have been in a dating relationship
Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms
If you are facing a charge of this nature, it can be for any of the following, or a combination of, the following reasons:
- Domestic assault
- Domestic criminal trespass
- Communicating threats
- Harassing phone calls
- Violating restraining orders
- Simple assault
- Assault on a female
- Battery of an unborn child
What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in NC?
Being convicted of a domestic violence charge in North Carolina can have serious consequences, which could include anything from:
- Anger management classes
- Community service
- And incarceration
A conviction could also mean you become the subject of a restraining order or are no longer able to see your children. Without a committed Wilmington domestic violence attorney, these devastating consequences could become your new reality.
Call Our Wilmington Domestic Violence Lawyer Now!
Don't let trumped up or exaggerated domestic violence charges ruin your life. Reach our to our experienced team today to discuss your situation and your options for moving forward.
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