My question involves criminal law for the state of: NC
If while under a domestic violence order from another state my former partner came to NC (across at least one state line) with weapons and held me hostage, does that make this a federal kidnapping charge? The reason I ask is that there is far more to this story and many other charges pending but I don't want to post too much info to avoid being identified but if a plea bargin is reached on all the state charges and the sentencing is not enough (20 years or less) that I'm not to worry as the federal charges are mounting up and they will be brought. I know that his being in possession of the weapons was a violation of the order, being in my presence was a violation of the order, etc and that there are federal domestic violence laws that apply but they don't seem to have much bite to the sentence and I worry that he could get out and try again to kill me and not lose his nerve the next time. Thanks for your answer.