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.
Jonathan C. BeardAttorney & PartnerJonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
Lauren C. GilesAttorney & PartnerLauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
Brian A. HansfordAttorney & Founding PartnerBrian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
Jonah B. HowellAttorney & PartnerHowell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
Deborah Anice PittmanAttorney & PartnerDeborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
Joshua A. ScogginsAttorney & PartnerJosh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
Kevin J. TallantAttorney & Founding PartnerKevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
J. Ethan UnderwoodAttorney & PartnerEthan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...
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.
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