Domestic Violence 50B Protective Order Violations in Charlotte / Mecklenburg County
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.
Protecting Your Reputation and 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 can 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.
Our lawyers will carefully examine your existing 50B protective order and seek all possible defenses to protect your rights.
Accused of Violation of a Domestic Violence Order in North Carolina?
Contact our Charlotte 50B protective order lawyers for immediate help if you have been accused of violating a 50B protective order. Our lawyers will challenge unjust accusations and work toward a positive outcome if you have been charged with a violent crime.