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Domestic Violence

Marietta Domestic Violence Lawyer

Arrested for Domestic or Family Violence? Get the Help You Need – Fast!

If you have been arrested for any type of domestic violence, you need a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney on your side to fight for your rights and help you find your way out of the criminal justice system as quickly as possible. Come to Henrickson & Sereebutra for help from a team of former prosecutors with more than forty years of combined experience.

Our firm can assist you in petitioning to have the protective order removed so that you can return to your home. We can also seek to have the charges reduced or dismissed so that you can get your life back in order. Accusations of family violence are no small matter; they should be handled immediately by an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Marietta.

Domestic Violence Laws in Georgia

Georgia Code § 19-13-1 defines "family violence" as being any type of felony offense or certain misdemeanors when they occur among "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."

Misdemeanor offenses that may be classified as family violence include:

  • Assault / battery
  • Stalking
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Criminal trespass

In these cases, the misdemeanor will typically be increased to a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, which increases the fine from $1,000 to $5,000. It is also true that instances of family violence are punished more severely than identical crimes committed under non-domestic circumstances. You could face a felony charge for a second battery offense if it is committed against a spouse or family member, whereas battery offenses not involving family violence are only treated as felonies after two prior convictions.

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