Your Defense Against Domestic Violence Accusations
The state of Georgia takes domestic violence charges very seriously. Whether or not the accusations behind the alleged incident are true, courts tend to be unsympathetic to the defendant. If you find yourself arrested for domestic violence, you need a strong defense attorney on your side. Protect your reputation and your freedom.
The Law Office of John W. Howe, with offices in Carrollton, listens to your side of the story and protects your rights when you may feel you have none. He explains the charges against you and describes every step of the legal process so you don’t feel alone or confused. Contact him today.
Domestic Violence Defined
Because the defendant and plaintiff are in (or used to be in) a relationship, domestic violence cases are more emotionally charged than other criminal cases. The stress involved can be tremendous, which can make these cases quite difficult. Your domestic violence defense lawyer helps ease this process by standing at your side, protecting your rights and devising a sound defense strategy.
Types of relationships that typically fall under the domestic violence category in Georgia include:
- Current or former spouses
- Parents of the same child
- Parents and children
- Stepparents and stepchildren
- Foster parents and foster children
- Persons currently or formerly living in the same household
With a domestic violence charge, you may be served with a protection order to stay away from the alleged victim. Your defense lawyer advises you to strictly follow this order for your own benefit. If authorities have cause to believe you’ve violated a protective order or have committed domestic violence within the past four hours, they have the right to arrest you without a warrant.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it’s imperative to contact a Georgia domestic violence defense attorney immediately. Attorney Howe looks at your situation from every angle. Maybe you were acting in self-defense; maybe your actions were exaggerated by the party. Or perhaps you made a terrible mistake and want to make amends. Your attorney works within the system to prove your innocence or get your charges reduced. I am here to help.
Learn More About Your Rights With A Free Consultation
John Howe isn’t afraid to take on tough cases like yours. Call him today at 770-609-3074 to learn about your rights when confronted with domestic violence charges. A free initial consultation is available to everyone who calls now.