When law enforcement officers are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, one of the parties is usually arrested. Cases of domestic violence are treated more seriously than other cases of assault and battery. Charges may be exaggerated or may be based on only one side of the story. In many of these cases, juries tend to sympathize with the alleged victims, regardless of the facts. Even if the victim of a domestic assault wants to drop the charge, the prosecutor may still move forward.
If you have been charged with assault on a female or violating a domestic violence protection order, you need vigorous and effective defense representation.
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Hale Law Firm, PC, in Raleigh is a law firm that focuses 100 percent of its practice on criminal defense. Our lawyer has years of experience in North Carolina courts — and will fight for your rights and freedom.
Defense Of Domestic Violence Charges In North Carolina
Many domestic assault cases turn on witness credibility. As with most crimes, they require prompt investigation in order to preserve important evidence.
Our attorney understands how to defend charges of domestic violence, and violations of restraining orders. In your case, we will act quickly to interview witnesses and collect evidence useful in the defense process. We understand the lasting potential impact on the future of individuals convicted of crimes of domestic violence or who are made subject to restraining orders. In preliminary hearings and at trial, we will vigorously defend you.
Assault On A Female Charges
Assault on a female is a class A1 misdemeanor and carries a maximum 60-day jail sentence for those with no prior convictions.
North Carolina is unique among states in that an assault on a female charge carries heavier penalties than female-on-male assaults, male-on-male assaults and female-on-female assaults. Though it may seem unfair, the North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld this disparity.
At Hale Law Firm, PC, we have extensive experience in cases involving assault on a female charges. We will explore every possibility of minimizing the consequences. As with other assault charges, self-defense is a potentially successful defense strategy.
Let us put our experience and advocacy skills to work for you.