The West Georgia areas of Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriweather, and Troup counties take allegations of domestic violence very seriously.  Allegations of domestic violence within the State of Georgia can be connected to a current or former spouse, persons who are parents of the same child, between parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or persons who currently or formerly lived in the same household. Regardless of the circumstances or believability of the accusation, if law enforcement responds to the scene an arrest will be made to someone.  Law enforcement officers are simply unwilling to take chances with claims of domestic violence and an arrest and legal charges almost certainly follow any allegation. A common problem with charges of the domestic violence, is that often allegations made are not credible or supported by evidence.  Often domestic violence are charged in connection with other offences such as:

Simple Battery

Battery

Simple Assault

Aggravated Assault

Cruelty to Children 

Stalking

Aggravated Stalking

Harrassment

Elder Abuse

Violation of Family Violence Order

Criminal Trespass 

Obtaining a skilled criminal lawyer as early as possible is crucial in allegations of domestic violence.

PENALTIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Penalties for a crime involving domestic violence can be confinement in State prison or county jail, probationary sentences, restraining orders, court enforced counseling or anger management, monetary fine.  When children are involved, the arrested parent can risk losing custody or visitation rights to their child(ren). Also, under federal law, a conviction for domestic violence even if it is a misdemeanor results in the loss of the convicted 2ndamendment right to bear arm or have a firearm for the rest of their life! This is very important right that can be lost very easily, for this reason among others, it is imperative that if you are charged with a crime involving domestic violence you obtained skilled counsel.

WHY YOU NEED REPRESENTATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMES?

Regardless of the truth of a domestic violence allegation, law enforcement officers are trained to take immediate action and make an arrest in these types of situations.  As a result, a defendant must take prompt action to acquire an aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent them.  Many claims of domestic violence are made falsely or are unfounded by people seeking retaliation or revenge. Don’t fall into the trap of just admitting something to “get it over with.” You could be risking severe or permanent consequences. CONTACT CAM LAW today to get an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side to challenge the domestic accusations made against you.