Accused of Domestic Abuse?

If you have been accused of domestic violence or a 50-B protective restraining order has been filed against you, you need an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Over 25 Years of Domestic Violence Defense

Attorney Chris Connelly, at the Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly, has over 25 years of experience in providing effective criminal defense. He offers practical advice and vigorous defense to clients accused of violating provisions of North Carolina's domestic violence laws.

Experience Representing Men in Domestic Violence Cases

Mr. Connelly has extensive experience in representing men in domestic violence cases. In many cases the man is charged with the offense. However, simply because you are a man does not mean you are the aggressor. Mr. Connelly will advocate for your rights and be sure that you are given fair and competent representation.

Contact our domestic violence defense lawyerfor a consultation. Call our Charlotte law office at 704-376-9376 or e-mail us. Protect your rights and your relationships with family members.

Representing Women Charged With Domestic Violence

Conversely, sometimes women are charged with Domestic Violence either in a criminal setting or in a civil 50B setting. After being assaulted, they are twice victimized when a savvy assailant makes sure he is the first to get to the police and magistrate to file charges.

Attorney Connelly has represented women defendants in these matters, advocating that the charges were fabricated or presenting issues of self-defense or defense of third parties.

Consequences of 50-B Protection Order

If you violate any of the provisions of a 50-B protective order, you may be arrested and jailed. You may be held in jail without bond in a domestic violence case for many hours until the judge decides to hear your matter. You may lose your vehicle, be prevented from seeing your children, living in your home or moving freely through your community. An experienced attorney knows how to negotiate a client's timely release and strives for the most favorable resolution of a 50-B proceeding.

If the client is an alien and not a United States citizen, they face a risk of deportation as the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) considers even the most minor of these offenses to be a "crime of moral turpitude."

Domestic Violence Crimes and Possible Defenses

Attorney Connelly is prepared to defend the following criminal and civil charges:

  • Physical violence and domestic assault
  • Spousal abuse
  • Assault on a female
  • Child abuse, child neglect or child endangerment
  • Sexual abuse
  • Communicating threats and Harassing Phone Calls
  • Criminal trespass

The District Attorneys' office vigorously prosecutes domestic violence charges. Attorney Connelly will consider all possible defenses, including issues of:

  • Self-defense
  • Whether a charge of physical violence and assault was actually reasonable contact
  • Was a perceived threat just harmless "letting off steam"?

If the Accuser Does Not Come to Court or Will Not Prosecute

Even if you think that the accuser will not want to press charges, or will not be coming to court, you will still need representation by a good criminal law attorney. The District Attorney will try to prosecute these cases even without the "victim" coming to court. The District Attorneys' Office prohibits allowing the victim to drop charges even if he or she wants to.

What if the Police Want to Talk to Me?

Law enforcement will frequently try to convince, or even coerce, you into giving a statement by making false promises of favorable treatment. But whatever benefit you get from talking to the prosecutor is far outweighed by the damage you will do to your case. The most important thing to remember if confronted by law enforcement is to say and do nothing.

Accused of Domestic Abuse? Contact Us Today.

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Call 704-376-9376 or e-mail our Charlotte office to schedule a consultation about defense against charges of domestic violence or child abuse.

The Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Criminal Defense Attorney

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