Domestic violence charges can be damaging to a family and a reputation. These charges are taken seriously by the state of Georgia and come with severe consequences that may follow an individual for the rest of their life. If you have been wrongfully accused or charged with domestic violence, it is important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable domestic violence attorney who has experience handling countless domestic violence cases in the past. Our experienced firm understands that your reputation and future are on the line. Our legal team is prepared to fight your charges each step of the way. Contact the Miller Law Practice, LLC today to begin this process. You do not need to go through this process alone.
What are the consequences of domestic violence charges in Georgia?
Being charged with a first-offense family violence battery may result in one year of jail time and a potential $1,000 fine. Being charged with a second or subsequent family violence battery charge may result in up to five years of prison time. Simple assaults involving family members may entail $5,000 in fines. Domestic violence charges may also result in the individual obtaining a criminal record.
What are the penalties for violating a family violence protective order?
If you are convicted of violating the terms of a family violence protective order, you will likely face up to one year of jail time as well as a potential $1,000 fine.
Potential Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges
An experienced legal team of criminal defense attorneys will likely take one of the following defense tactics when fighting domestic violence charges:
- The most common defense against domestic violence charges is to prove that you were standing your ground and acting in self-defense
- Our firm may work to prove that you were defending another person with whom you have a familial relationship with
- For example, our firm may work to prove that you were defending your child from an act of violence being committed by the child’s other parent
- Our firm may also take a defense stance stating that our client’s domestic violence charges are simply untrue. This defense will signify that the person in question is being wrongfully accused of an event that never happened
If you require defense against domestic violence charges, it is essential that you reach out to a skilled criminal defense attorney who has assisted clients just like you. Our firm is prepared to be your advocate. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how they can benefit you.
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At the Miller Law Practice, we support clients through a variety of legal matters. If you are facing criminal charges, or have been injured due to the negligence of another party, our firm will fight for you. Contact Miller Law Practice today.