You may have heard the old-school saying, “Don’t make it a federal offense.” That’s because getting charged and indicted in federal court is a big deal. Given recent media reports coming out of Charlotte, it’s now legit to ask, “Is Domestic Violence a Federal Offense?”
The even bigger question involves whether DV charges in Raleigh may be subject to such scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Raleigh.
As reported by WSOCTV in Charlotte, the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina, is giving some domestic violence charges a second look. By that, we mean the District Attorney’s Office is ordinarily the government agency that prosecutes criminal charges, including DV charges, for state court offenses.