What types of crimes are considered crimes of "Domestic Violence?"

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. 


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.