Articles Tagged with Domestic violence

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Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?”

Most everyone can agree that violence against another person is wrong. North Carolina law has a system in place to protect those who have been abused at the hands of a spouse or partner through an order of protection. While orders of protection are excellent tools for people to feel secure and safe, they are not always warranted or correctly granted. Therefore, a defense attorney who is able to challenge an order of protection that may have been granted against you can help. Before you can challenge an order of protection, though, it is essential to understand what exactly an order of protection is and the types you might encounter.

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Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges, can I still be prosecuted?”

North Carolina prosecutors vigorously prosecute domestic violence cases. This strict approach is in response to the general public’s feeling that abuse among partners is heinous and should not be acceptable. As such, a defendant facing a criminal domestic violence charge needs to be equipped with the best defenses possible. The following are common defenses used in domestic violence cases.

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J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”

Domestic violence advocates and the family of a young woman murdered in east Charlotte last month are asking that officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department be given the authority to check a database showing criminal convictions from other states of persons not suspected of criminal activity.