There are few charges more damaging to a family and a reputation than those involving domestic violence, and if you’ve been wrongfully charged with domestic violence, you cannot wait another day to retain the services of a knowledgeable Cobb County domestic violence lawyer. Attorney Miller has effectively handled countless domestic violence cases in the past, and he is ready to do the same for you. Contact the Miller Law Practice, LLC today so we can get started.
Why Hire a Cobb County Domestic Violence Lawyer?
If you are currently facing domestic violence charges, your reputation and your future are on the line. Our Georgia criminal defense lawyer is ready to do everything in his power to fight your charges, every step of the way.
Consequences of Domestic Violence Charges in Georgia
A first-offense conviction of family violence battery charges may result in a 12-month jail sentence and a potential $1,000 fine. However, if you are charged with a second or subsequent family violence battery charge, you will most likely face a felony that can land you in prison for up to five years. Furthermore, you should also understand that in many cases, simple assaults involving family members may entail a potential $5,000 fine, as opposed to simple assaults committed against other parties, which tend to only carry a $1,000 fine. Furthermore, if you are convicted of domestic violence charges, you will also obtain a criminal record, which will affect your life for years to come. Our goal is to prevent this from happening.
Consequences of Violating a Family Violence Protective Order
If you have a family violence protective order against you, you are legally obligated to abide by the terms of that order. If you are convicted of violating the terms of the order, you will most likely face up to 12 months in jail and a potential $1,000 fine.
Potential Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are various potential defenses against your charges that our firm may use. The most common defense against a domestic violence charge is to prove that you were standing your ground and acting in self defense against someone with whom you share a domestic relationship. Likewise, we may also work to prove that you were defending another person with whom you have a familial relationship, such as if you were defending your child from an act of violence being committed by the child’s other parent. That being said, in certain cases, allegations of domestic violence are simply untrue, and if you are being wrongfully accused of an act that never happened, our firm can work to prove this as well.
Contact Our Cobb County Domestic Violence Lawyer
The bottom line is that domestic violence accusations can ruin someone’s life, and our firm is ready to be your advocate, every step of the way. Contact the Miller Law Practice, LLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.