North Carolina Family Violence Attorney
A domestic violence allegation can be a genuine cry for help. It can also be the culmination of an argument that got out of hand. Either way, it is essential that you protect your safety, rights and future by consulting with a domestic violence lawyer.
The Law Office of Christopher Johnson exclusively handles family law cases. We represent clients who have suffered physical or emotional abuse from their spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends or other family members. We also defend clients in cases involving false allegations or exaggerated claims. For legal advice and representation tailored to your specific situation, call our office in Wilmington at 910-338-9854 or 888-870-6511.
Representing the Accuser
If someone in your family has committed domestic violence or made threats of violence, it is critical that you take action to protect yourself and your rights. Attorney Christopher Johnson will evaluate your situation and explain your options. He will thoroughly investigate the charge, talking to witnesses and collecting evidence.
He can also help you obtain a temporary protective order, commonly referred to as a restraining order. This order can:
- Force the accused to vacate your house
- Allow you to retain your vehicles and property
- Prevent the aggressor from contacting you or your children
- Provide temporary child custody and support arrangements
Within two weeks after the temporary order has been granted, a hearing will be set for a permanent protective order. Mr. Johnson will represent you at this hearing, presenting evidence and arguments that illustrate why the order should be made permanent.
Representing the Accused
A domestic violence charge can have lasting effects on your life. If a protective order is issued against you, you may:
- Be removed from your home
- Lose child custody and visitation rights
- Lose possession of your car
- Lose your right to possess a firearm
- See your employability affected
Because so much is at stake, it is important that you take immediate action. Attorney Johnson will aggressively argue your cause. He will seek evidence from witnesses and review police records. Any information in your favor will be used to build a strong defense designed to protect your rights.
When possible, he will work to prevent an order from being issued against you. If an order already exists, he will aim to limit its terms.
North Carolina Restraining Order Lawyer
A domestic violence charge is serious. Because your future is on the line, it is important that you take action to protect your rights. Contact our firm to schedule an appointment with Wilmington domestic violence attorney Christopher Johnson.