According to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in the United States, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner, which equates to over 10 million people per year.
Victims of Domestic Violence
The state of North Carolina defines domestic violence in General Statute § 50B-1 as violence that occurs between two people who have had a personal relationship (for example, among current or former spouses, parents and children grandparents, or people dating, etc.) and can include emotional abuse as well as physical abuse. If you are a victim of domestic violence, please allow me to provide you with caring, compassionate support. At Michelle Jerome Law, we can discuss your legal rights and the steps you can take, in order to keep you and your family safe.
Spouses Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
Unfortunately, sometimes allegations of domestic violence are made in an effort to gain control in a relationship, or to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. If you are facing false allegations of domestic violence, I highly recommend you become familiar with the law and consequences of a domestic violence conviction. The ramifications of a domestic violence charge can be devastating (including jail time, fines, loss of gun ownership rights, loss of employment and/or professional licenses). At Michelle Jerome Law, I am committed to providing you with the information and support that you need to defend yourself and reveal the truth.