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Defending Individuals Against Domestic Abuse Allegations

It takes very little evidence to be charged with domestic violence. 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.

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

Domestic Violence Crimes & Penalties

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

  • Spousal Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Assault & Battery
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Harassment

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

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.

Get 15+ Years' Experience on Your Side

These are serious matters and must be addressed with the help of highly professional defense counsel. The 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, call the firm at once for assistance.

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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