Atlanta Domestic Violence Lawyer
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
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.