Affordable Georgia Misdemeanor Defense
Domestic violence is classified as an act of family violence in Georgia. It protects against physical, emotional, and sexual abuse among family members or individuals sharing a home. Family violence laws are in place to protect any family member, step-family member, foster family member, or cohabitant in the event of violence. These laws also provide temporary custody, financial support, or other assistance to the abused person. Family violence laws include restraining or protection orders, custody, divorce, and other family-related laws.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it may feel like your whole world is on its head. You may have been ordered from your home and away from your family. You can be subjected to court date after court date, and lose your ability to see your family or parent your children. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need legal advocacy that will fight tirelessly to defend you.
Domestic Violence Penalties
Domestic violence can have a number of legal consequences, as well as social ones. Assaults against family members or domestic partners are frequently considered high and aggravated misdemeanors, which carry more weighty penalties. These legal consequences can include:
- Up to 1 year in prison and fines up to $5,000 for simple battery or assault
- 25 to 50 years in prison for aggravated battery
- 3 to 20 years in prison for aggravated assault
In addition to fines and prison time, you may be subject to a restraining order that limits your contact with your family. You may lose custody of your children and be forced to move out of your home. Your reputation in the community may be damaged as well.
Your Domestic Violence Defense
If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. They will be able to help defend against the charges and restore your life back to normal. Our affordable, talented criminal defense lawyers at The Justice Café can help develop a personalized defense strategy for you. We offer our services à la carte, so you can pick and choose the areas you need our assistance with. If you need help filing paperwork, conducting legal research, or preparing for court, we can meet your needs.