Domestic Violence Lawyer in Fayetteville, NC

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Fayetteville, NC

No one should be scared in their own home. The media focuses on domestic violence toward women and children, but it can happen to anyone experiencing mental or physical abuse. The important thing is to know that you are not alone. As a domestic violence attorney, I can provide the help you need in recovering from trauma, whether you are the victim or the perpetrator.

If you are the accused, you should know that domestic violence charges can have lasting effects on you and your family. I believe in empathy and compassion. It is my promise that you will receive care and respect throughout this difficult process. I can help you fight any false charges, resolve legal disputes, and advocate for therapeutic alternatives to legal punishments.

If you are the victim of domestic abuse, know that there is help available. It's important to hire a domestic violence lawyer with experience and empathy who can help with your case and resolve any issues you may be facing during this difficult time.

What is considered domestic violence?

Domestic violence can be categorized by different levels of severity in accordance with the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. With that said, here are some generalized acts of domestic violence:

  • The intentional cause of bodily harm
  • Placing another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury
  • Committing a sexual offense such as rape and molestation.
  • Conduct that torments, terrorizes or terrifies another person.

Acts of domestic violence can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. Common misdemeanor charges in the state of North Carolina include:

  • Assault on a female
  • Assault by pointing a gun
  • Domestic criminal trespass
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Injury to pregnant women
  • Injury to personal property
  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Stalking
  • Interference with emergency communication
  • Violation of a protective order
  • Assault in the presence of a child
  • Sexual battery

Common felony charges in the state of North Carolina are,

  • Rape
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Non-fatal strangulation

Possible penalties for committing acts of domestic violence.

The penalty for causing misdemeanor domestic violence varies depending on prior offenses and whether or not there is a history of violence. Sentencing can include a restraining order, up to 150 days in jail, court-ordered anger management classes, community service, fines, and restitution to the victims.

Felony domestic violence charges are penalized based on the severity of the act and can result in prison sentencing.

How can I protect myself from Domestic Violence?

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you are entitled to certain legal protections which can include a restraining order, address confidentiality programs, civil lawsuit, custody/child or spousal support orders may be modified to prevent any further incidence of violence.

Knowing the initial signs of abusive relationships can also help in preventing domestic violence from occurring. These include:

  • Being told you can never do anything right
  • Extreme jealousy of your friends and time spent away
  • Discouraging you from seeing your family and friends
  • Insults, demeaning statements, or attempts to shame you.
  • An attempt to control all of the finances in your home
  • An attempt to take your money or refuses to give you money for necessary expenses
  • Makes you feel scared, even if you are unsure why
  • Prevents you from making decisions
  • Threatening to take your children away
  • Attempts to keep you from attending work or school
  • Destroys property or threatens to kill or give away pets
  • Using tools or weapons to assert dominance
  • Pressures you to have sex or do sexual things you are not comfortable with
  • Pressures you to use drugs or alcohol.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these things, contacting a domestic violence attorney can be the first step toward getting the help you need to live a better and happier life. I am passionate about family law and helping families resolve conflict in a peaceful way is always my goal. Don't wait to be heard. I can help you get out of a bad situation and get you the help you need.

Domestic Violence Attorney serving Fayetteville North Carolina.

Having experience in the family court gives me the knowledge and perspective I need to help victims of domestic violence or those who are accused of it. I believe that diligence and compassion set me apart as a domestic violence attorney in Fayetteville, NC. If you're looking for trusted legal counsel, call today and I will get you on the path to healing.