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Protection Orders And Domestic Violence Accusations

All too often, emotions run high in disputes between couples. Whether it be a couple involved in a relationship or a couple that recently split, all it takes is one argument that can lead to unintended circumstances. Unfortunately, there is a growing trend to use domestic violence charges as leverage in a custody battle or as a revenge tactic.

At Randall & Stump, PLLC, we can explain your rights as well as the penalties you face. These cases are serious and come with collateral consequences you may never have considered. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases, and they know how to leverage available defense strategies to limit the damage.

The sooner you call, the better opportunity your lawyer will have to build a strong defense. Reach out today at 980-237-4579, or by sending us a message online.

Civil And Criminal Court Cases

In North Carolina, an allegation of domestic violence may result in both a civil hearing (either a 50B or 50C hearing) and criminal case through an assault or assault on a female charge. Depending on the nature of the act and the victim, the charge could range from simple assault or assault on a female up to more serious felony assault.

It is important to hire skilled and knowledgeable legal representation for both the civil hearing and the related criminal matter to ensure that your rights and freedom are protected. While not a criminal charge, a “no contact” order resulting from a 50B or 50C hearing will show up on any background check, possibly causing many headaches down the road with employment, owning a firearm or obtaining housing.