Criminal Law: Domestic Violence

The law defines domestic violence as a type of violence or another type of abuse that is perpetuated by one person against another person in a domestic situation, such as spouse against spouse, couples in a live-in relationship, or others in a household.

Although you may think that domestic violence must include the component of violence to another, it actually can take on many forms, including, but not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Beating and molesting
  • Committing rape/sexual assault
  • Custodial interference
  • Harassing by phone or by emails
  • Removal of children from home without another parent’s permission
  • Stalking
  • Threatening to do bodily harm or cause death
  • Trespassing either in the home or a person’s workplace
  • Verbal abuse or intimidation

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These charges carry restrictions immediately—before someone can bond out, they have to see a Judge and the Judge imposes restrictions on where the client can go or who the client can see. If we are retained prior to that initial hearing, we can try and minimize those consequences early or modify those restrictions once in place.

If You’re Facing Jail Time, We Can Help

There are always two sides to every story, and in situations of domestic violence, it is rarely cut and dry. Speights Law will listen to your side and help you make an informed decision about your steps going forward. If you or a loved one are facing domestic violence charges, contact our law firm today at 770-479-1500 to schedule an appointment.


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