Domestic violence means the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of the aggrieved party by a person with whom the aggrieved party has or has had a personal relationship, but does not include acts of self-defense:
- Attempting to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury; or
- Placing the aggrieved party or a member of the aggrieved party's family or household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or continued harassment, as defined in G.S. 14-277.3, that rises to such a level as to inflict substantial emotional distress;
A person who alleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domestic violence may request the assistance of a local law enforcement agency.
Experiencing domestic violence can be frightening and confusing. It can also make people feel very alone. If you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse that is abusive, there are people who want to help. Read Domestic Violence and The Law - A Practical Guide for Survivors
Read the NC General Statute Chapter 50B. Domestic Violence...