Resolving Domestic Violence Issues
At the Breeden Law Office in Johnston County, North Carolina, we know how to handle domestic violence cases. People accused of domestic violence come to us seeking representation that sets the record straight. Victims, too, come to our office seeking protection from an abusive spouse or family member.
For help in a criminal matter rife with emotion and personal issues, contact an experienced attorney at 919-805-3639 or toll free at 866-346-1680.
Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence and fear for your safety, you have the right to go to your local courthouse and secure a restraining order against your abuser. This order is called a 50B Domestic Violence Restraining Order. You do not need the other party present to secure the protection you need. That order is effective for 10 days. A hearing is then scheduled to assess whether it should be in place for one year. If you are successful, you can receive sole possession of the family home and temporary custody of your children.
Aggressive Representation for the Wrongfully Accused
At the Breeden Law Office, we also advocate for those falsely accused of domestic violence. Too often, restraining orders are obtained because of a personal vendetta. The supposed "victim" is seeking an upper hand in a custody dispute or property division by claiming abuse.
How We Help in Emotional Domestic Violence Cases
Regardless of whom we represent, we focus on the facts and strive for the truth to come out. Abuse victims need help. Wrongfully accused clients face severe restrictions and personal embarrassment. Domestic violence charges and a restraining order can affect their employment, possible security clearances, and right to possess and purchase firearms.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a domestic violence charge or the need for a restraining order, please contact us.