Facing a domestic violence charge in Georgia is serious and could lead to fines, custody challenges and even jail time. The Law Offices of J Thomas Salata are experienced at defending domestic violence charges all over the Atlanta area and we’re ready and willing to take on your case.
What is considered domestic violence?
In the case of criminal cases “domestic violence” is defined as an offense by one person against another, be it current or past. Included in this definition are physical and emotional abuse, harassment, threatening, stalking, property damage, trespassing and unlawful restraint.
Most domestic violence accusations are related to past or present spouses, domestic partners or romantic partners, children and the elderly it is possible to be charged with domestic violence regardless of your relationship to your accuser.
What happens if I’m convicted?
There are a number of different consequences you could face depending on the severity of your charge. An Alpharetta criminal defense attorney like Thomas Salata can help you weigh your options and work towards moving past your domestic violence charge and on with your life.
In the state of Georgia courts may issue a protective order which puts forth limitations in regards to your relationship with your accuser. It’s important to comply with these restrictions as non-compliance may mean further consequences and even prison time. There are also various intervention programs designed to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders that you may be required to complete. In severe cases you may be ordered by a court to spend time in a correctional facility but a knowledgeable criminal attorney can help you keep your sentence to a minimum.
Who's on my side?
The Law Offices of J Thomas Salata have been avid representatives of domestic violence defendants for years. We treat all of our clients with respect and fairness and believe representation should work towards your benefit, not as an obstacle. If you need help navigating a domestic violence charge in Georgia consult with Alpharetta domestic violence defense attorney Thomas Salata to ensure your rights can and will be protected.