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Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Defending the Rights of the Accused Across Mecklenburg County

North Carolina aggressively prosecutes individuals accused of domestic violence. This type of crime can involve financial, sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, and its victims are protected by both criminal and civil laws. Also, domestic violence usually takes places between two people who live together, are or were romantically involved with each other, are family members, or have another kind of special relationship. Whatever your situation is, our attorneys can help you aggressively challenge these charges.

Acts which may qualify as domestic violence include the following, and more:

  • Placing someone in fear of bodily injury or continued harassment
  • Conduct that terrifies, terrorizes, or torments a person
  • Causing, or attempting to cause, bodily injury
  • Committing a sexual offense, such as rape

Our firm offers consultations on evenings and weekends in our office or even at the jail. Contact us anytime at (704) 931-5535 to discuss your legal defense options with a Charlotte drug crimes attorney.

Domestic Violence 50B Protective Order Violations

Many people are not aware of the full consequences of violating a 50B protective order. Even if you did nothing more than post a message on a Facebook page, you could end up with a permanent criminal record that will affect you for the rest of your life. If you have been accused of violation of a 50B protective order in North Carolina, call the attorneys of Jetton & Meredith today.

Protecting Your Reputation & Your Future

In North Carolina, you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you are shown to have knowingly violated a 50B protective order. If you are convicted, you could lose your job. Whether it seems fair or not, future employers who conduct a background check on you could view you as a risk and not hire you because of the conviction.

While violation of a 50B protection order is a serious criminal offense, there are strong defenses that our attorneys may be able to use on your behalf.* A recent court of appeals decision in North Carolina known as Kenton v. Kenton has made many 50B protective orders subject to legal challenges and made the orders null and void. In the past, it was commonplace for courts to issue 50B protective orders without specific findings as to whether the underlying domestic violence complaint was valid. As a result of Kenton v. Kenton, many of these orders may now be challenged and set aside. If your protective order is set aside, you cannot be charged with violating it.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in North Carolina

Due to the personal nature of domestic violence charges, they can have a severe impact on your life outside of the physical charges. Domestic violence charges are only leveled when an alleged assault takes place between people with an interpersonal connection.

This includes relationships such as:

  • Husband and wife
  • Same-sex partners
  • Two people in a romantic relationship
  • Two people previously in a romantic relationship
  • Parents of a mutual child, whether or not they ever lived together
  • Two people who have previously lived together in a domestic partnership

    There is an unfortunate tendency in these matters to take the accuser at his/her word while placing the burden on the accused to prove he/she is not guilty of domestic violence. We will be a strong advocate if you have been accused of a violent crime such as domestic violence. If you have been named in a restraining order, we will fight for you to retain access to your home and children, challenge unjust accusations, and move toward a positive outcome that is in your best interest.*

    Call us today at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in Charlotte.

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