In Georgia, a domestic battery charge is an offense that can harm you in many ways beyond the charge itself. Regardless of whether the alleged victim of the abuse wants to prosecute, you will need a Conyers domestic violence lawyer because the state’s attorney will prosecute. How you deal with a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence arrest, or charges of child abuse, can impact you in criminal court, civil court, and family court. It can affect family relationships for years to come. Make sure you have a Conyers domestic battery lawyer who will listen to you and help you limit the consequences of your arrest.
Domestic battery is defined as the unlawful touching or harming of a member of the family, a member of your household, a person you are dating, or a person you have a domestic relationship with (the other parent of your child, for example).
Can you fight the charges? Yes. Tell your domestic battery lawyer exactly what happened. What occurred, when, and how? How did the arrest happen? The resolution of this case may have lasting repercussions.
- You could be convicted and placed on probation or face another type of sentence.
- Your arrest could affect custody or visitation rights. It could also affect your rights and obligations in a divorce case.
- You may also need to defend a civil Order of Protection against you.
- Depending on circumstances, a domestic violence arrest may result in a lesser charge which is expungeable.
- Court supervision is not a possible sentence to Domestic Battery.
For quality, affordable legal services, contact our criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. We will protect your rights!