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Criminal and Civil Ramifications of DV

Domestic Violence incidents are devastating to individuals, couples, and entire families. The ramifications last a lifetime, especially when children are involved. Your rights will be permanently affected NO MATTER WHAT, simply by being Arrested or Victimized.

Domestic or Family Violence in Georgia is defined by O.C.G.A. §19-13-1 as the commission of any Felony or one of several Misdemeanors between 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.

You need an Experienced Attorney at your side when you deal with:

  1. The Criminal Charges and Court
  2. Your Custody Rights
  3. Restraining Orders such as TPO/TRO
  4. Special Conditions of Bond- No Contact vs. No Violent Contact
  5. Immigration Consequences/Travel Issues
  6. Your Civil Rights
  7. Employment Impact
  8. Self Defense
  9. False Allegations
  10. Warrant Applications
  11. Firearms Issues
  12. Expungements
  13. Actions for Damages

Remember, you do not have to be married in order for your issue to be categorized as Domestic Violence or fall under the Georgia Family Violence Act. Incidents between parents and children (including step-children), between boyfriends and girlfriends (including former ones), between same sex couples, between siblings and between anyone who shares a roof can be categorized as Domestic Violence under the Georgia Family Violence Act.

There does not even need to be an actual violent act. The mere threat of harm can be enough, as can allegations of stalking.

It is important that you contact a Georgia Domestic Violence/Family Violence attorney immediately after a domestic violence incident, as the Prosecution and State already have a head start. EVEN WHEN THE PARTIES DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNEMNT INVOLVED OR ANYONE PROSECUTED.

Call Joshua G. Schiffer of The Schiffer Firm, LLC at 404-842-0909 for expert analysis, advice and action on your Domestic Violence Issue.