Domestic violence could occur in any family regardless of circumstances. But, many times it occurs because of communication issues between two people. Even if a person doesn’t file charges, a person can still face domestic violence charges. These can, unfortunately, come with significant penalties in Georgia.
Domestic violence law in Georgia protects a person against physical, sexual and emotional abuse. If a person has been arrested for domestic violence, that person can face a family law protective order. A protective order contains many stipulations, including staying away from the victim, being forced to move out of the family home or forcing the defendant to find alternative housing for the spouse and children, paying temporary child support and counseling, among others. If this protective order is violated, defendants can find themselves in jail and charged with a separate crime.
A person who is facing domestic violence charges needs to understand the serious penalties that could come along with the charges. Our law firm attempts to help those facing these serious charges by doing everything necessary to fully investigate the charges and defending our clients and their legal rights. We have decades of combined experience that can mean all the difference in your case. We know that many domestic violence situations are “he said, she said” situations. Not only are the legal consequences of domestic violence serious, but it can also ruin a person’s good personal and professional reputation.
The consequences are too great to risk facing domestic violence charges alone. Our law firm helps our clients understand what their options are and we work to determine how best to defend our clients against these serious allegations.