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Addressing domestic violence issues is difficult for both victims and defendants accused of perpetrating violence, especially when courts get involved. These issues can disrupt the lives and happiness of either, or both, parties.
In North Carolina, acts of domestic violence can include:
- Attempting to cause physical injury or intentionally causing bodily injury to a person or member of that person’s family or household
- Placing a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury
- Placing a person in fear of harassment that causes substantial emotional distress
- Sexual assaults, sexual batteries, and other sexual offenses
If you are a victim of domestic violence, or if you have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, consult an attorney to ensure you are adequately protecting your rights in a sensitive and potentially dangerous situation.