Standing Up For You Against Domestic Violence Charges
Even the mere passing accusation of domestic violence can lead to serious life consequences. If you have been accused of or charged with domestic violence, it is time to take matters into your own hands and find help.
At the Cumming office of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, domestic violence and other criminal matters are confidently handled by experienced criminal defense attorney Brian Hansford. With the support of our firm, Mr. Hansford is committed to standing by clients throughout the entirety of their felony domestic assault and violence cases.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
In Georgia, the law clearly defines domestic violence as certain acts that are committed against family members and others, such as:
- Spouses (current or former)
- Parents and children
- Unmarried parents of the same child
- Stepchildren and stepparents
- Foster parents and foster children
- People living in the same household (either currently or formerly)
If the actions were not allegedly taken by a member of one of these designated groups against another, the situation would not be considered one of domestic violence, but rather another type of criminal case.
Domestic violence includes a wide range of types of crimes, such as assault and battery, where physical violence occurs, intentional property damage, stalking and many others. It is important to seek legal representation if you are accused or charged, as your lawyer can review the charges to see if any can be reduced or dismissed.
Restraining Orders And Orders Of Protection
When someone is accused of domestic violence, the alleged victim often seeks a protective order (also called restraining orders or orders of protection) that prevent the alleged abuser from having any contact with the victim. This may mean that the accused has to move out of his or her home, and suffer additional consequences before charges are even filed. Attorney Brian Hansford can fight against restraining orders and see that they are appropriately filed or dismissed.
Get The Advice And Guidance You Need In A Domestic Violence Case
We have an outstanding record of success in criminal defense, even in the toughest cases. Contact us online today or call to schedule a consultation with a domestic violence attorney: 770-744-1111 or after hours at 678-343-8075.