In the United States, the legal presumption is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. But when you're being accused of committing a serious crime, like abusing your child or significant other, it can feel like the presumption is the other way around. This can be frustrating, I know. You just want someone to hear you out — someone who can make sure that you are getting a fair trial, and that you are not going to get convicted of a crime you didn't commit.
I am Dylan W. Greenwood, a criminal defense attorney in North Carolina, and I empathize with those who are facing domestic violence charges. I try to consider the alternatives, such as self-defense or even the possibility of false accusations. I use my knowledge of the criminal justice system, and my good rapport with judges and prosecutors, to make sure my client's side of the story gets told.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges In North Carolina
There are many crimes that can fall under the scope of domestic violence in North Carolina simply if a personal relationship exists between the alleged victim and the defendant, such as, but not limited to:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sexual battery
- Threats of bodily harm
In cases of domestic violence, a defendant may be arrested and charged in accordance with the crime that was allegedly committed. Protective orders may also be filed against the accused which, in some cases, can do things like cause a person to lose possession of their firearms, and force them to stay away from their loved ones, including their children.
If you violate a protective order, you could face further criminal charges and actions from the courts.
Protect Your Rights — Fight The Charges Against You
Even though it may not feel this way, you do have the right to a lawyer. You also have the right to a fair trial, and you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
If you're facing domestic violence charges in Winston-Salem, throughout Forsyth County or elsewhere in the Triad, contact my law firm, Dylan W. Greenwood, Attorney at Law PLLC, by calling 336-794-6138. Schedule your free initial consultation over the phone or by using this online contact form. Remember: the best offense starts with a good defense. Call today to start protecting your rights immediately.