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Fayetteville, NC, Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic Violence Is Taken Seriously in North Carolina

In today’s economy, money and financial worries are huge relationship stressors. A job layoff, an injury, an illness can all add to discord in a marriage or relationship. When a couple has a fight and the police are called, it is highly unusual for the police to leave a home empty-handed. Someone is usually arrested.

My name is Gregory Byrd, and I am a criminal defense lawyer. From my Fayetteville law office, I represent military personnel and local residents in Cumberland County Court. I have been a criminal defense attorney for more than 15 years and have experience representing men and women accused of domestic violence.

Domestic violence includes married couples, unmarried couples who live together, same-sex couples and other family members such as aunts and uncles, cousins and siblings. If you live in the same home, you have a domestic relationship.

Potential Domestic Violence Consequences

There are powerful laws in North Carolina regarding domestic violence. If you are charged, you need experienced legal representation.

Consequences for being charged:

  • Law enforcement can hold you up to 48 hours without bond.
  • You may face a protection order or restraining order even without a domestic violence conviction.
  • You may be ordered to stay away from your home, spouse or children.
  • Violation of court orders may result in contempt or jail.

Potential consequences for a conviction:

  • Mandatory military discharge
  • Lifelong ban on use of or owning firearms (a federal law)
  • Potential loss of employment
  • Permanent restriction of child custody or child visitation

As a criminal defense attorney, I almost always try to negotiate an agreement before going to trial. In a trial, you can never count on what a judge or jury may decide. In most cases, the known is preferred to the unknown. If you prefer going to court, however, I will provide you with vigorous representation.

Byrd Is the Word for Domestic Violence Defense — Call 800-793-1962

If you are facing a domestic violence charge, you want to stay out of jail, maintain access to your children and protect your right to own a firearm. You may even want to repair your relationship. That’s what I want too. Call my Fayetteville law office, or contact me online, and we’ll get started on your legal defense.