If the police are called to respond to a domestic dispute in Georgia, someone is going to jail. Police officers and the courts act in the best interests of society and that often means that a no-contact order or temporary restraining order will be put in place after a domestic violence arrest. Unfortunately, many of these penalties are heavy-handed and punish innocent people who are now unable to see or speak to their families.
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge and are worried about how a restraining order or bond condition will impact you and your family, talk with an attorney about your rights and what can be done to help your situation. At the Schiffer Firm, L.L.C., in Atlanta, I understand the stakes in these cases and put in a lot of hands-on work to help my clients. I will also advise you on what you can and cannot do while an order is in place.
Georgia Family Violence Act
“Family violence” is not actually the crime. The Georgia Family Violence Act covers certain types of crimes committed against certain types of people. The charge is typically battery, simple battery, simple trespass or affray with domestic violence or family violence. The relationships covered include spouses, parent-child, stepparent-stepchild and people who live together or did live together. You may also need to participate in the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) or the Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP). As a skilled Marietta family abuse charge lawyer, I can help you understand the laws and mandatory program participation.
Atlanta Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
When someone allegedly violates bond conditions or restraining orders, he or she may be charged with aggravated stalking. This is true even when those violations are inadvertent or when a person goes to his or her own house where other family members live.
To help clients, I will meet with judges and prosecutors — sometimes after hours — to explain the situation and defend the rights of those who have been arrested on domestic abuse charges and are unable to see their families.
Domestic Violence Can Impact You in Many Ways
I am knowledgeable about domestic violence as it relates to consequences involving immigration status, gun rights and professional licensure.
Talk With a Marietta Family Abuse Charge Attorney About Your Rights
If you have been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence or another serious crime in Georgia, contact my Atlanta office and speak with me about your situation. Call locally at 404-963-9468 or toll free at 877-858-0130 to get honest advice as soon as possible about your circumstances.