Charged with Domestic Violence in GA?
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Domestic violence is defined under Georgia law as any type of violence, force, or coercion against a family member, such as parents and children, step or foster parents and children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and can also extend to other members who have lived or are currently living in the household. If a family member has notified authorities, claiming that there is domestic violence in your home, law enforcement may interrogate you in an attempt to admit to any wrongdoing.
Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement, which means you could face any number of penalties, which will depend upon the level of accusation, if there were injuries, and how severe those injuries were. That is why you must make it a priority to protect yourself. Get The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. behind you today so that we can begin crafting your defense!
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Penalties for domestic violence could entail several hundreds of dollars in fines and up to one year in jail, for misdemeanor charges. However, the most serious of charges, which are on the felony level, can mean thousands of dollars and anywhere from 18 months to three years in prison.
These are the most common types of domestic violence cases:
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
- Child abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Economic abuse
Family members can also choose to issue a court-ordered protection for family members. Alleged offenders could be forced to stay away from family members, cease communication, and could even lose custody of your children. Fortunately, many domestic violence charges are defensible and can often be difficult for prosecutors to prove. This is precisely why it is imperative that you speak with our Atlanta domestic violence lawyers to work on your case as quickly as possible.
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Our lead attorney's experience as a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice has given our firm the insight to take on any number of challenging cases. Remember that while domestic violence charges can resolve in court, the best way to obtain complete protection from your charges is to hire The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub.
When you are ready, schedule a no-cost, confidential case evaluation.