Raleigh, NC asked in Domestic Violence for North Carolina

Q: Do I have to file charges in a domestic dispute or are they automatically filed?

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A: I am licenced in Ohio, but not NC. Laws and enforcement can vary depending on your jurisdiction, so it's important to consult with a legal professional who can provide advice based on the specific laws in your area. That being said, ultimately police and prosecutors always have the final discretion as to whether they will file charges. Their willingness, in part, depends on a number of fact dependent factors. Among those is the willingness of a victim to cooperate in the prosecution. Good luck.

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