North Carolina has laws designed to protect victims and potential victims of domestic violence. The law applies to people who have been in certain kinds of relationships, including marriage, dating, and family relationships.
Simply obtaining a 50B order, also called a domestic violence protection order or a restraining order, can be done without an attorney. But sometimes victims of domestic violence can benefit from the legal guidance a domestic violence lawyer can provide. Likewise, if a 50B order has been taken out against you, this could have important legal consequences — even if you are found not guilty of the original domestic violence charge.
The attorneys at the nonprofit Triad Legal Group believe that every person, no matter their financial status, has a right to legal counsel. Given the serious issues involved with domestic violence, it often makes sense to involve a lawyer.