Under North Carolina law, domestic violence extends to more than incidents involving spouses. It also includes other personal relationships like dating relationships, people living together who are members of the opposite sex, parents and their children, current or former household members, etc.
Crimes like Assault on a Female or Simple Assault are common in the Domestic Violence courtroom. However, other charges such as Injury to Personal Property may also be considered crimes of domestic violence if the alleged victim and the offender have a personal relationship. The North Carolina General Statutes have made it so that a crime of domestic violence has harsher collateral consequences such as the loss of gun rights. So, it is important to have a zealous attorney in your corner.
If you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, it is the State of North Carolina's burden to prove each and every element of the charge. If you have questions regarding your charge, and how to proceed call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation or set up an appointment to meet in person at our Cary office.