In Georgia, a family violence intervention program (FVIP) is a 24-week program designed for those accused of acts of family violence. The classes are usually required to be done at the rate of one per week, and usually cost $25-$30 a class. Under the law, the courses cannot exceed $50 per session.
In certain cases, Judges in Georgia are required to mandate that you attend a family violence intervention program. Probation, protection orders, criminal sentences, and even bond conditions can require the completion of an FVIP course. Often, prosecutors will even require those accused of family violence to complete one of these courses before the can again cohabitate with their family and spouse.
Finding a family violence intervention program
For the approved list of FVIPs, check out this link from the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
Family Violence Defense Lawyers
At Zeliff | Watson, we handle dozens upon dozens of family violence cases per year. Our 2 lawyers specialize in criminal defense, and are in court defending family violence charges on an almost weekly basis. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor like family violence battery, or a felony like family violence aggravated assault, our firm will use our team and years of experience to achieve the best results in your case. At Zeliff | Watson, we believe in a proactive defense and will never have you simply sit and wait on the court to intervene and sentence you. We have found that proactive clients working with us dramatically increase the likelihood of a good outcome, and we know exactly how to put you on the right path.
If you have been charged with Family Violence, give us a call 24/7/365. Whether you need a bond amended to have contact with a spouse, or have been served with a protective order, we can help. Call or email us today to get started on your defense.