The vast majority of our domestic violence clients are the furthest thing from being hardened criminals or violent individuals. In the heat of an argument, allegations are made—many aren’t even true. Nobody ever imagines that it will happen to them.
All it takes is one phone call for a personal argument to suddenly become a law-enforced matter. When the police show up at your door, it usually ends in a domestic violence arrest. False charges, heat of the moment mistakes and overzealous prosecutors could potentially cost you—and the consequences are steep:
- You may spend time in jail
- Mandatory counseling
- You could lose your job
- You could be barred from many other jobs
- You can never legally possess a firearm
- You may have to pay steep fines
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic abuse, it’s likely that the loved one involved doesn’t even want to testify against you in court. Often, the state picks up where your family leaves off—continuing to press charges, even if your family doesn’t want to be involved. O.C.G.A. §16-5-20 through O.C.G.A. §16-5-24.
If you’re in trouble for domestic violence, family abuse, or violating a restraining order it’s very important that you act quickly! From the moment you are arrested, the government begins working on your case. If you hesitate to take action, you are wasting valuable time. You need a lawyer who will aggressively take on the government in order to protect your rights and freedom. At a time like this, you need to hire an expert.
For over 29 years, the attorneys at Raymond Giudice, P.C. have represented people charged with domestic violence. If you have been accused or arrested for DUI, contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.