Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime that can have long lasting ramifications. If you are a domestic violence victim it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. On the opposite end, if you are accused of domestic violence it can stain your reputation forever. Our firm has helped people on both sides of this issue and we can put this experience to work for you.

North Carolina Domestic Violence Lawyer

Serving Union County & Anson County, Goodwin Law Firm has helped clients protect themselves from domestic violence, both the crime and the accusation. With a former Assistant Deputy Prosecutor as part of our team, we have the necessary knowledge to craft a legal strategy to protect you and your family.

Domestic Violence Protective Orders

We understand how terrifying it can be to face domestic violence. Fortunately there is a legal solution. A Domestic Violence Protective Order – what most people refer to as a restraining order – can legally bar the perpetrator from bothering you in numerous ways. It prevents him or her from physically harming you as well as helping to stop the harassment, threats and stalking that is often associated with domestic violence.

Depending on your situation the court will typically require the defendant to stay a certain distance away from you, wherever you happen to be. This can include where you work, your home and possibly the school your children attend.

Likewise, if you are wrongly subjected to a Domestic Violence Protective Order, Goodwin Law Firm can defend you during the civil hearing requiring the Plaintiff to prove why a Domestic Violence Protective Order is necessary for his or her protection.  Since a Domestic Violence Protective Order places a number of restrictions on the personal freedoms of the defendant, including limiting his or her possession of firearms, where he or she can go, and even custody of his or her children, a Domestic Violence Protective Order cannot be taken lightly, nor should be agreed to without counsel.

Criminal Charges

Domestic violence always involves at least two parties. When someone is guilty of the crime he or she should certainly be punished. However, some of these situations are not as clear-cut as they first appear.

You may have been falsely accused of domestic violence and now find yourself under attack. If you are found guilty of this violent crime it can tarnish your reputation with your community, potential employers and anyone else that discovers this fact. This is a lot of damage for something you did not do.

When you have been unjustly accused of domestic violence there is no time to lose. You need the assistance of a skilled criminal attorney and the legal defense that he or she will develop for you. This is one situation where you need to fight back, something our firm can help you with.

If you are suffering domestic violence or have been wrongly accused of this crime, please contact our firm as soon as possible. The time to act is now.