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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Lawyers

Preserving your freedom in Raleigh, Wake County and all of North Carolina

There are two sides to every story. Nowhere is that truer than in domestic violence cases. Our domestic violence attorneys are experienced at representing those who are accused of committing these crimes. We can protect your best interests and have a full understanding of domestic violence laws.

We recognize that every case is different and help you fully understand all the risks and consequences of your domestic violence case. We advise you how to handle interactions with law enforcement officers and consult with you and your family about the bail process.

Domestic violence in North Carolina

In North Carolina, domestic violence can be addressed as either a civil or a criminal action. Most importantly, North Carolina does not have criminal law codes that address violence based on domestic relationships.

Domestic violence charges can be categorized in two categories – misdemeanor and felony. A misdemeanor domestic violence charge can result in a sentence of up to two years in prison plus fines.  These misdemeanor crimes include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Assault of female
  • Assault of a child
  • Injury to a pregnant woman
  • Communicating threats
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Felony domestic violence charges can result in decades of incarceration and fines. Felony charges include:

  • Sexual offenses
  • Nonfatal strangulation

In North Carolina, a police officer can only make an arrest if an act of violence was witnessed. If not, the victim will have to meet with a court official and discuss the details of the complaint and decide which charges should be filed.

Call us today to find out what our domestic violence attorneys can do for you

At Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP, we have been providing comprehensive legal services to individuals who need defense against domestic violence charges in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Wake County and throughout North Carolina from our offices by the state capitol. Call 919-899-9827 today, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.