“Don’t turn it into a federal case.” You’ve may have heard that saying, understanding it means making something more serious than it should be. An indictment and charges in federal court are actually very serious. Media reporting in Charlotte has left some to ask, “Is domestic violence a Federal Offense?”
While that may be the case in Charlotte, it’s reasonable to ask, “Is that true in eastern North Carolina and the OBX too? Will all US Attorney offices in North Carolina start prosecuting federal offenses related to DV charges?”
Local Charlotte TV station WSOCTV reports that Andrew Murray, the United States Attorney appointed by President Trump as the chief prosecutor in the federal court system in the Western District of North Carolina, is considering whether federal charges may also be appropriate in certain circumstances.