Statesboro Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Serving Bulloch County & Surrounding Areas Since 1997
Georgia’s Family Violence Act protects adults and children from all types of abuse from other household members. The abuse may be physical, sexual, or emotional. If you were charged with domestic violence, you could be at risk of having a restraining order or protective orders affect your child custody and divorce proceedings or your immigration status if you are a non-citizen. Georgia courts take family abuse very seriously and prosecutors will use aggressive means to convict anyone accused of this offense.
Get help from an advocate who can protect your legal rights and best interests. At Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law, our firm has served the Statesboro community since 1997. Our Statesboro domestic violence defense attorney is a skilled trial lawyer who knows how to investigate, research, and prepare defense cases to increase your chances for a favorable outcome.
Domestic Violence Laws in Georgia
Domestic violence offenses consist of simple assault, simple battery, assault, battery, stalking, damaging domestic property, criminal trespass, committing unlawful restraint, and any other felony offense committed against a household member.
Georgia’s Family Violence Act protects the following individuals from domestic abuse:
- Spouses and former spouses
- Parents who have a child in common whether married or unmarried
- Children and stepchildren
- Parents and stepparents
- Foster children and foster parents
- Any other household members or former household members
Penalties will be based on the nature of the offense and type of harm suffered by alleged victims.
These can include:
- Jail time
- Community service
- Mandatory attendance at anger management programs
- Protective (restraining) orders
Protective orders can have consequences such as:
- Prohibiting any contact with the victim
- Forcing you to move out of your home
- Awarding sole custody of any children to the victim along with financial assistance from you
- Ordering you to pay all court costs and attorney fees
Protective orders that are violated are treated as new offenses that can lead to arrest and other penalties.
Discuss Your Case with Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law
Domestic violence allegations can be based on exaggerations, misleading statements, and lies, especially in cases of separation, impending divorce, or custody battles where one party could gain the upper hand.
In these cases, and any domestic violence situation, it is imperative that you have an experienced and skilled domestic violence lawyer in Statesboro in your corner as soon as possible to help you avoid mistakes that could hurt your case and that could lead to the many consequences that can follow.
Call our firm at (912) 274-7752 to get started today.