Domestic Violence (50B) and Domestic Assault Criminal Defense

Domestic violence includes:

  • Physical violence and domestic assault
  • Spousal abuse
  • Assault on a female
  • Child abuse, child neglect, or child endangerment
  • Sexual abuse
  • Communicating threats and Harassing Phone Calls
  • Criminal trespass

North Carolina is tough on domestic violence and charges are taken very seriously. The North Carolina courts, and particularly the Unified Family Courts, are vigilant in protecting victims of domestic violence. Cases like these are particularly difficult. Emotions run high when personal relationships are involved. If you have been accused of domestic violence the court will most likely immediately enter an order for emergency protection requiring you to stay away from the victim. Even if you maintain your innocence, it is vital you abide by the terms of the court order, or risk further criminal charges. When you are formally charged with domestic violence, you will most likely face an assault charge. Domestic cases add an additional layer of consideration, and penalties, to other types of assault charges.

Most domestic abuse cases have a root cause that can be traced to substance abuse or some degree of mental illness. We have experience working with social service agencies to help our clients get into substance abuse or professional counseling programs as alternatives to jail.

If you have been accused of Domestic Violence and Assault, we can help. From proving your innocence to finding appropriate therapeutic alternatives to incarcerations, Tony Rollman is there to handle the legal aspect, and protect your rights in court. Consultations are cost and risk free in all criminal matters.