Domestic violence charges are very common. According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, in 2009 law enforcement officers responded to over 60,000 domestic violence incidents in Georgia. Over 20,000 protective orders were issued. These numbers grow every year.
Many people call 911 in the hopes that the police will simply "calm a situation down" only to find themselves or their loved one arrested. These circumstances are often complicated and made worse when they take place in the presence of children. Furthermore, in these instances, oftentimes the party who called 911 or who is making the allegations does not want to "press charges" or their loved one prosecuted.
If you find your self in this situation, contact me now. I'm ready to help you. It's important to contact an attorney who has defended multiple types of domestic violence cases to handle your case and protect your rights. I have extensive experience in Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Lawrenceville, and other surrounding cities and counties, negotiating with prosecutors and judges to reach the least painful and best possible outcome in these cases.
Domestic violence is a serious problem in Georgia, and Georgia law takes domestic violence cases very seriously. You can face felony or misdemeanor charges resulting in jail time, probation, domestic violence and anger management programs, and other consequences.
There are many violent and non-violent acts that could be considered a domestic violence offense:
Physical Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Assault & Battery, Threats, Stalking, Harassment - These are common acts police look for when responding to a domestic violence call and investigating a domestic violence allegation.
If you or a loved one is arrested for domestic violence and now trying to find your way through the criminal justice process, DON'T HESITATE. Call Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense now at (678) 561-0411 for a free consultation.