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Domestic Violence & Protective Orders
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If you are a victim of domestic violence, we encourage you to contact your local authorities first, but also consider contacting our domestic violence attorneys. Our attorneys are compassionate and knowledgeable about North Carolina domestic violence law. You may want to obtain a court order of protection. This is also known as a restraining order and it will require the perpetrator to refrain from contacting you or your family. We can pair you with an experienced protective order attorney who will also advise you on the next steps and life after a restraining order. Our attorneys assist clients in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. Speak to a domestic violence attorney near you: call (704) 919-1519 or fill out our online contact form today.
North Carolina domestic violence law states that a person commits some form of domestic violence when they commit acts such as physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse against someone with whom they share a personal relationship (or against that person’s minor child).
“Personal relationships”, as defined by NC’s domestic violence law include:
The abuse may include intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm. It may also include putting the victim in fear of imminent bodily injury or continued harassment, which results in significant emotional distress. There are also certain sexual crimes, including rape and sexual battery, that may be charged as domestic violence if they are committed between two people in a personal relationship. If you are searching for a “protective order attorney” or “domestic violence attorney near me” to answer questions about your situation and help you protect yourself, contact us today.
The attorneys at Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC have versatile experience helping victims of domestic violence in North Carolina. We can assist you in petitioning the court for a protective order or emergency protective order if you or your minor child are in immediate danger. Unfortunately, protective orders are just the beginning of ongoing litigation, especially if the case involves child custody. In these situations, it is essential that you partner with an experienced domestic violence law attorney.
When you petition for a protective order, you will have to attend a court hearing with the defendant. The court may issue the protective order if it finds that the defendant did commit an act of domestic violence. The judge may include provisions that exclude the defendant from the home, prohibit them from contacting the victim or harassing them in any way, or award temporary child custody to the victim. A protective order may also temporarily prohibit the defendant from purchasing a firearm and require them to complete a domestic violence treatment program. Restraining orders can be valid for up to one year, but they may be renewed. Contact our domestic violence law firm in order to speak with an experienced protective order attorney. They will assist you in petitioning the court and doing whatever is necessary to protect you and your family.
Our domestic violence law firm assists victims in a variety of ways, including petitioning for protection orders and representing them in court when necessary.