Effective for offenses committed after December 1, 2013 the Legislature has essentially created a new charge in Domestic Violence cases.
Now if someone breaks into another's home with the intent to terrorize or injure another they are guilty of a Class H Felony.
North Carolina General Statute § 14-54 (a1)
"Any person who knowingly breaks or enters any building with intent to terrorize or injure an occupant of the building is guilty of a Class H felony."
Basically if someone breaks and enters the home of another and intends to commit an assault against them, likely in the domestic violence setting, then they can now be found guilty of a felony.
This is another effort on the part of the Legislature to provide greater punishments in the Domestic Violence setting.
Don’t hesitate to contact Wake County criminal defense attorney Wiley Nickel today for a free consultation regarding your Domestic Violence charge. We offer payment plans that suit your ability to pay. (919) 948-7159