Domestic Violence & Protective Orders
Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer
In the state of North Carolina domestic violence is a common issue in family law cases. Johnson Law is experienced in handling cases involving domestic violence and protective orders.
In the state of North Carolina Domestic Violence is defined as “the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of the aggrieved party by a person with whom the aggrieved party has or has had a personal relationship, but does not include acts of self‑defense:
1. Attempting to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury; or
2. Placing the aggrieved party or a member of the aggrieved party's family or household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or continued harassment, that rises to such a level as to inflict substantial emotional distress”
Often the outcome of a domestic violence hearing can have a direct impact on any present or potential divorce or custody case. Whether you are a party seeking protection or defending allegations, it is crucial that you seek skilled legal representation to hand these matters. At the Law Office of Christopher Johnson, we take great pride in delivering aggressive advocacy and defenses in domestic violence cases.
When acts of domestic violence occur, parties may decide to file for a domestic violence protective order. An order can be issued that provides protection for the victim, the victim’s family, and/or the victim’s children. One is able to acquire an emergency order, without the other party being present. Emergency Orders are given for a period of about 10 days, and require a hearing to determine if a permanent order is issued.