A Fair Defense After A Domestic Violence Accusation
When you are accused of violence against a family member or loved one, the consequences of such an allegation can have immediate implications on just about every aspect of your life.
Our attorneys at Manning Peace, LLC, understand the complicated nature of such offenses. We also recognize the heightened importance of a fair defense, given the stigma that surrounds these allegations. Domestic violence is a very serious matter, and the state of Georgia recognizes this. With a combination of our experience in the district attorney’s office, we will fight to protect you.
Minimizing The Possibility Of Damaging Consequences
Accusations of domestic violence can be extremely damaging to just about every aspect of your life, including:
- Your current and future employment opportunities
- Your civil rights
- Your parental rights or other family law issues
- Your reputation
To minimize such damages, it is important to both contact a lawyer immediately and to not contact the victim. If you are subject to a restraining or protective order, contacting the victim can result in further criminal charges against you.
What To Know About Domestic Violence Charges In Georgia
Police officers in Georgia must make an arrest if they have probable cause to believe that an act of domestic violence occurred on the premises. Domestic violence offenses can include both violent and nonviolent acts such as verbal assault, psychological abuse, threats, stalking and harassment among others.
Georgia classifies most domestic violence convictions as misdemeanors, with possible consequences of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. However, if this is a subsequent offense, the state will likely classify it as a felony. Such charges carry penalties of up to five years in prison and steep fines.
Our Commitment To You
We are attorneys Cindy Manning and Holly Peace. We know how seriously the state treats domestic violence cases. We approach each case with the respect and dedicated attention it deserves, with the goal of arriving at the most optimal outcome for your situation.
Contact An Experienced Attorney
Ensure a strong defense for your case by contacting our attorneys immediately following an arrest. We offer free 30-minute consultations to discuss your case at our Peachtree City office or over the phone. Contact us by calling 678-257-2434 or by sending us an email.