Charged with Domestic Violence in GA?
Minimizing Repercussions of a Domestic Violence Charge
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
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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.
Hire a Former Prosecutor
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, P.C..
When you are ready,
schedule a no-cost, confidential case evaluation.