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Domestic Violence

Forsyth County Domestic Violence Attorneys

Georgia’s Definition of Family Violence & Domestic Violence

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According to state law (O.C.G.A 19-13-1), domestic or family violence occurs "between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household." It is the act of any felony or "commission of offenses of battery, simply battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass."

Domestic violence charges are frequently considered violent crimes and must be taken seriously and never underestimated. Prosecutors work diligently to see to it that your case is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law which means that domestic violence attorney must be experienced in criminal defense. Allow our hard-hitting domestic violence lawyers to begin working toward a successful resolution for you.

Call (770) 676-1340 to learn more about how our Cumming domestic violence lawyer can defend you.

Domestic Violence Penalties in Georgia

While domestic violence occurs frequently in our society and deserves punishment, it is unfortunate that many individuals have been falsely accused of committing this type of crime. Sometimes, accusations arise from a moment of anger or out of a desire for revenge. A simple argument could culminate in the unwarranted arrest of an innocent party. A committed criminal defense attorney from our firm can investigate the circumstances surrounding the domestic violence charge to formulate a proven defense plan that benefits your particular case.

At Zeliff | Watson, we have spent over 25 years aggressively defending those who have been accused of or arrested for various crimes, including domestic violence, such as the following:

  • Family violence battery
  • Family violence assault
  • Family violence aggravated assault

Such a charge can cause untold trouble for those involved and it takes great legal skill to successfully defend against them. Depending on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, penalties include imprisonment, fines, probation and counseling. Your employment, income, and way of life can be adversely affected for many years to come if effective action is not taken towards resolving these legal issues. Under federal law, you will be forever prohibited from even owning a firearm if you are convicted of an act of family violence.

If your need representation for a domestic violence arrest, contact a Forsyth County domestic violence lawyer for immediate assistance. Both Mr. Zeliff and Mr. Watson have handled into the hundreds of domestic violence cases and will put our skill and experience in defending these charges to work for you.

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