Domestic violence crimes are a subsection of criminal offenses based upon the relationship between the accused and the victim. Persons convicted of these types of crimes can face significant consequences such as being removed from their residence, prevented for possessing or carrying a firearm, or jail time.
It is unlawful to commit an assault or an assault by strangulation, or attempt to assault or attempt to assault by strangulation, a current or former spouse, current or former boyfriend/girlfriend, foster parent, child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant.
A domestic violence protective order under North Carolina General Statutes Section 50-B is an civil order signed by a judge prohibiting certain contact and conduct between parties who have had a domestic relationship, when acts of domestic violence have occurred. A 50-B may or may not be issued in conjunction with other criminal charges like assault on a female, domestic criminal trespass, communicating threats, or harassing telephone calls.
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction or a 50-B can be life altering. Not only can you face jail time, large fines and the loss of your ability to possess a firearm, but a domestic violence conviction or 50-B can also impact your ability to win custody or have visitation with your children. To avoid these harsh consequences it is imperative that you have an experienced domestic violence attorney to protect your interests.
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