Charges of assault, stalking, communicating threats or certain other offenses can lead to increased penalties if the alleged victim is a spouse, former spouse or someone you have lived with as if married. Moreover, allegations that are classified as domestic violence might affect your child custody and visitation terms. Coalter Law, PLLC in Greensboro is committed to protecting the rights of North Carolina residents no matter what particular misconduct is alleged. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our accomplished attorneys have observed that clients are often surprised to learn that their actions have been interpreted as domestic violence, especially when the confrontation was not physical. Whatever the circumstances might be, we’ll take the time to understand the situation in its entirety and will press for an appropriate outcome.
Domestic violence matters can be charged as a criminal offense by the State or as a civil matter by the individual. Chapter 50b of the North Carolina General Statutes covers domestic violence. Our firm represents clients in civil matters and also challenges prosecutors in criminal matters who seek additional punishment for crimes because the purported victim and defendant are in a relationship that is listed by the statute. Criminal misconduct frequently associated with domestic abuse charges includes:
To get you the immediate help you need, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation and seek the prompt, favorable resolution of civil and criminal defense matters, such as issues involving the alleged violation of protective orders.
The effects of a domestic violence or abuse conviction can affect every part of your life. Along with a criminal record and sentence, an individual under a protective order could lose custody and visitation rights, the ability to own a firearm, and even their home in certain situations. Our experienced attorneys understand the social stigma that exists with a domestic violence charge and the temptation to give in to prosecutors in an attempt to make the problem “go away.” However, the best way to move beyond your difficulties is to deal with charges directly, aided by an experienced defense lawyer.
Coalter Law, PLLC advises residents of Guilford County and the surrounding area who have been accused of domestic violence. Please call 336-645-9336 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our office is in Greensboro.