Domestic violence is often thought of as a family member hurting another family member, but in Georgia, domestic violence is more widely defined. Domestic violence includes any harmful or threatening act or intention towards someone in your family or household. This could be a parent, sibling, family member, partner or roommate. The act itself may be physical violence causing injury, but it can also include simply the threat of physical injury, emotional abuse, violating an order for protection, stalking and other forms of harassment.
Domestic assault charges can feel like they came out of nowhere. Something as simple as a noise complaint to the police can quickly escalate into criminal charges. While the root of the problem may have been small, the results of the charges can be massive. An effective, understanding and experienced defense lawyer can be the difference between having charges dropped and being prosecuted.
Phyllis works to understand the circumstances around your situation, allowing her to build a strategy to work towards the best possible outcome. Her attention to detail and ability to negotiate effectively on your behalf will help protect your rights and ensure your side of the story is told.
There are a number of situations where someone is needlessly or wrongly charged for domestic violence. In these cases it’s important to get the prosecutor or judge to hear and understand your side of the story. A few common examples include:
There are also situations where the accuser is aggressively pursuing charges and we need as aggressive of a defense strategy as possible. Some of these defenses may include:
The penalties for misdemeanor domestic violence charges can include hundreds of dollars in fines and up to 12 months in jail. The penalties for a felony domestic violence charge can include thousands of dollars in fines and up to three years in prison. Do not leave your future to chance - work with a top-rated and trustworthy defense lawyer to protect your future and fight for your rights.
Do not spend time waiting and worrying. The sooner you speak with an experienced defense lawyer the sooner you can feel at ease about the situation and we can begin preparing your defense. Rely on Phyllis to help you work through your domestic violence situation to the best possible outcome. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.