In addition to criminal charges that may be brought based on acts of domestic violence, there are additional protections available to victims. Upon a showing of domestic violence, and at the request of the victim, a court may issue a domestic violence protective order (DVPO). Protective orders may not be issued for longer than 1 year but may be extended after 1 year if new evidence of violence is presented. DVPOs may include provisions that:
The "domestic" aspect of the action refers to the requirement that the aggressor and the victim have one of the following "personal relationships:"
To speak with one of our Charlotte Criminal lawyers today regarding domestic violence and protective orders, call 704-412-1442. We can help.
Domestic violence may impact a family law or divorce case depending on the type of claim being pursued, the status of the relationship involved, the details of the violence that has occurred, and the provisions included in any resulting protective order. For married persons, Domestic Violence may be considered marital misconduct which can come into play in regards to actions for Divorce from Bed and Board, Alimony, and Post Separation Support. To learn more, visit our page on Marital Misconduct.
For all couples, regardless of marital status, domestic violence can also have an impact on child custody arrangements if a court finds that the violence has or likely will impact the child(ren) at issue. If deemed necessary to protect the best interest of any child(ren), a judge may award temporary custody to the aggrieved party and/or a restraining order protecting the child(ren) as part of a domestic violence protective order.
Our Charlotte Mecklenburg attorneys are experienced and prepared to help with your domestic violence matter, whether that be filing a complaint and representing your interests at a domestic violence protective order (DVPO) hearing, defending you in a civil or criminal DVPO matter, or explaining the impact of domestic violence on divorce, custody, and other family matters.
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Our Charlotte domestic violence lawyers are prepared to help with a number of areas relating to domestic violence, on both the criminal law and family law side of things. If you have any questions regarding the content on this page, or if you'd like to know more about how our attorneys can help in your particular situation, contact us today.
Per North Carolina General Statute § 50B-1, domestic violence results upon the commission of one or more of the following acts against a person, or against a child(ren) living with that person, with whom the aggressor currently has or previously had a "personal relationship" with:
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Our attorneys are experienced with domestic violence and its potential impact on family law and criminal matters. To speak to a Charlotte Family Law or Criminal Defense Attorney regarding domestic violence, contact us today at 704-412-1442.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg County courthouse has special courtrooms designated for domestic violence cases. Common matters and charges heard in these courtrooms include: assault on female, simple assault, communicating threats, protective orders, and violations of protective orders.
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Our attorneys are experienced and able to:
* File a complaint and represent you at trial to establish a protective order.
* Extend a previously established protective order.
* Defend you when a claim of domestic violence has been brought against you.
To speak with one of our Charlotte attorneys regarding a domestic violence matter call us at 704-412-1442.