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Atlanta Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defending Individuals Against Domestic Abuse Allegations

It takes very little evidence to be charged with domestic violence in Georgia. An argument can escalate, and neighbors call law enforcement. Once the police arrive on the scene, they have little option other than to make an arrest, which will be based upon what they are told. Is it true? Maybe. Or perhaps you are being falsely accused, or were merely defending yourself.

No matter what happened, you need to get in touch with the most effective domestic violence attorney in Atlanta you can find. At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, the founding attorney is a former Deputy District Attorney, and he has "seen it all." With more than 15 years in the legal field, he has extensive experience at trial and is very familiar with the most effective defense strategies to fight criminal accusations of domestic violence in Georgia.


Accused of domestic violence in Georgia? Contact our Atlanta domestic violence attorney for a FREE consultation today.


Georgia Domestic Violence Crimes & Penalties

There are many forms of domestic violence in Georgia, including the following:

The penalties imposed in a conviction can include a few days in jail, a court mandated anger management course and restrictions regarding contacting the alleged victim to years in state prison, based upon the situation. Any act of domestic violence that results in severe bodily injury will be punished heavily, usually with a long term behind bars.

Most Commonly Filed Domestic Violence Charges in Georgia

The essence of a domestic violence charge is that a member of your household suffered some form of physical or emotional abuse. The most commonly filed charges involve husband and wife, common law marriages or boyfriend / girlfriend who share a home. When a relationship goes off the rails, there can be many problems, recriminations and resentment. A divorce often involves accusations of domestic violence, and the outcome of a criminal charge for a domestic violence offense can have a significant impact on the court's decision regarding custody and visitation.

What Happens If I Violate a Restraining Order?

The violation of a protective order (restraining order) is evaluated as a misdemeanor and/or Contempt of Court.

Violations may yield consequences such as:

  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

Additionally, violation of a restraining order may also be considered as "stalking" or "aggravated stalking" and may be charged a misdemeanor or a felony.

What is the Penalty for Domestic Violence in Georgia?

If you are facing charges for domestic violence in Georgia, you can face serious penalties. The penalties that you can face depend on the underlying crime that was committed but can result in more serious penalties.

For example, if battery is committed between people who are not in a domestic relationship it is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 12 months in jail. Battery is a misdemeanor unless there are two or more offenses against the same individual.

However, if the battery is committed between people who are in a domestic relationship they can also face up to $1,000 fine and 12 months in jail, but any subsequent offense can result in a felony conviction punishable by 5 years in prison.

Get 15+ Years' Experience on Your Side

These are serious matters and must be addressed with the help of highly professional defense counsel. The Atlanta domestic violence attorney at the firm is highly skilled in criminal defense, and takes on difficult cases and wins. The secret to his success is the experience he has had serving on the "other side," and his personal commitment to each person he represents. If you are accused of committing any act of domestic violence in Georgia, call the firm at once for assistance.


Arrested for domestic abuse? You can be confident that you are connecting with an Atlanta domestic violence lawyer that knows what it takes to win. Call now.


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