Being accused of committing a crime can be a traumatic experience for someone. If you are accused of hurting someone you love, the sting of accusation is even more devastating. If convicted of a domestic violence, the consequences are severe. Aside from a criminal record and the societal shaming of the offense, a person convicted of a domestic violence offense will permanently lose their rights to possess a firearm.
Because of these potentially serious consequences, you need an experienced attorney on your side to defend you in court. The defense attorneys at Guirguis Law have represented numerous people charged with domestic violence offenses in court. Quite often, they are able to get the charges reduced or even dismissed by the District Attorney's Office. They are also able to advise you though any complex legal matters that may also, including domestic violence protective order hearings aka "DVPO" hearings. If you are accused of committing a crime of domestic violence, please call our office today at 919-832-0500 to set up your free consultation.
Under North Carolina law, domestic violence is defined as one of several acts against a person who has a specific type of relationship with the accused:
Under North Carolina law, a person who has been the victim of domestic violence may seek a protective order from the court to prevent future abuse. These are often called "restraining orders." The order will have significant consequences on the life of the accused.
A protective order can, among other things: