When you are faced with a family violence charge, every aspect of your life is immediately impacted. Usually, the alleged defendant is forced to leave their home and often loses the ability to contact their significant other, or children. Aside from the impending jail time, fines, probation, and restraining orders are the potential effects on any pending divorce or custody cases. Unfortunately, the reality is that family violence charges can be overcharged or even fabricated by the "victim".
If sentenced with a family violence charge on your record, your ability to obtain future employment, home loans or governmental assistance becomes extremely challenging or impossible.
There is a common misconception that penalties or sentencing is at the "victim's" discretion. This is simply not true.
Following your charge, the State represents the "victim" in your case. Because of this, you need a skillful, dedicated attorney that understands the laws, and has experience extracting the important facts and evidence to adequately defend you. If your case is valid and warranted, hiring an attorney that can assist you in reducing any unnecessary penalties and protect your rights is crucial.
Protect Your Legal Well-being
Rufus Smith, Jr. and Associates have an impressive, long standing record of fighting for defendants rights in family violence cases. You need an attorney that will protect your legal well-being, and assist in maintaining your innocence. If you have been charged with Family Violence in Georgia, call now for the best possible chance of freedom 770-251-2373.