Have You Been Charged With Domestic Violence?

Wilmington Domestic Violence Attorney

Serving Defendants & Victims of Domestic Violence in North Carolina

James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law represents both sides of domestic violence defense cases - victims and defendants. Our skilled Wilmington domestic violence lawyer is here to help you no matter your position. We understand the complexities in cases involving domestic violence and we are dedicated to helping you make sure your voice is heard by the courts. Learn more about how we can help you!

Domestic violence cases typically involve individuals who are:

  • Current or former spouses
  • In a dating relationship
  • Related either as a parent or a child
  • Household members

Arrested for domestic violence? Our Wilmington domestic violence lawyer ready to help you. Schedule a FREE case review today.

Need a Restraining Order?

There are two types of restraining orders available: ex parte temporary protective orders and a final domestic violence protective order. When you file for a protective order, the judge may issue an ex parte temporary order if you are in immediate danger. This order is meant to protect you until a full court hearing takes place. After the court hearing, if the judge finds your case to be of merit, then you may be granted a final domestic violence protective order.

Defending Domestic Violence Charges in Wilmington, nc

Our Wilmington domestic violence attorney also represents those who have been accused of domestic violence. Domestic violence accusations can affect your reputation, jeopardize your career, and lead to criminal charges. We are committed to aggressively fighting your charges and working to minimize the impact they have on your future.

Call James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law at (910) 595-1377 to discuss your matter with a seasoned domestic violence attorney in Wilmington, NC.

Our Clients Share Their Experience

  • “James Rutherford is the by far the best attorney to have to see you through your case.”


  • “He went above and beyond his duties as an attorney and handled my case with skill and tact.”


  • “He was always in great communication with us, organized, and reliable, which gave us the utmost confidence in him.”


  • “You could see it on his face he actually cares about children in the school and their rights as individuals.”


  • “James is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.”


  • “He was able to get it dismissed and also represented my father who also won his case.”


  • “He stepped up and did an outstanding job.”


  • “James listened with intention, developed a strategy, thoroughly prepared me and completely made me feel assured that justice was on my side. ”

    Susan W.

  • “Outstanding professional, you're in great hands from the start.”


  • “He prepared us both for the proceedings and made the experience as stress-free as possible.”

    Kara B.

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