Domestic violence actions are taken seriously in North Carolina by our judicial and law enforcement systems. Our lawyers handle domestic violence related cases in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties, and have compiled a list of six things that most people are not likely aware of when it comes to domestic violence actions: (1) criminal charges and/or civil protective orders may be brought for the same incident; (2) victims/plaintiffs are not able to give defendant’s permission to violate the terms of a protective order or no-contact order; (3) a defendant may still be arrested even if the police are not called out during the domestic violence related incident; (4) a magistrate cannot set bond until a defendant has been held for 48 hours; (5) physical contact is not necessary for a finding of domestic violence; (6) judges tend to rule a bit more conservatively when it comes to domestic violence cases.
For more information on each of these individual topics, view our full blog discussing 6 Things You May Not Know About Domestic Violence Actions in NC.
Written by Valerie and Bill Hunter
Co-Founders and Attorneys
Hunter & Hein, Attorneys at Law, PLLC