In North Carolina, victims of domestic violence can secure protective orders to restrain abusers from further acts of abuse against them and their children. Any terms imposed by a domestic violence protective order would exist separately from any criminal sanctions that may apply to the abuser’s conduct, and violation of a valid protection order is also a criminal offense.
However, as our experienced family attorneys know, state courts do not issue protective orders for every petition they receive, and the process of establishing grounds for such an order to be put in place can be both legally complicated and emotionally overwhelming. Having help from a Charlotte domestic violence protective order lawyer can be vital to getting a positive result and minimizing stress on your family. En Español