In Georgia, certain crimes of violence such as Battery or Aggravated Assault are punished more severely if the victim is a family member or a person living in the same household. In addition, some misdemeanors, such as Battery, can be elevated to a felony offense for repeat offenders. If you have been charged with a family violence offense, you need an experienced domestic violence attorney to make sure your voice is heard.
More often than not, when the police respond to a domestic violence call, someone is going to jail. Law enforcement has a public safety concern and will not leave both parties together after a domestic violence call; even if the victim says he or she doesn’t want to press charges. This is especially true if there are children involved.
In addition to fines and probation, a conviction for Family Violence Battery requires completion of the Family Violence Intervention Program. This is a 26 week class that is mandatory by law. Failure to complete the program or missing any classes is a violation of probation and could result in jail time.
Michael Fulcher Law, LLC handles all types of felony and misdemeanor Family Violence offenses and related charges, including:
Family Violence Battery
Aggravated Assault / Aggravated Battery
Terroristic Threats & Acts
Cruelty to Children
Simple Battery / Simple Assault
Violation of TPO
Stalking / Aggravated Stalking
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Mr. Fulcher went above and beyond to help our family when we needed it most. He was compassionate yet realistic and went above and beyond to provide the advice and council that we needed to make the best decisions for our loved one. Without a doubt it was an excellent decision to retain his services.
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Michael Fulcher has handled hundreds of family violence cases through pre-trial diversion, plea negotiations and jury trials. These types of cases can have dramatic and long-term effects on the person charged – and their family. Some employers will not hire a person with a family violence conviction and the Division of Family & Children Services (DFACS) may conduct their own investigation after a report is filed.
You need an experienced domestic violence lawyer to talk to witnesses, obtain discovery and argue against the charges. Sometimes family violence charges can be reduced or even dismissed once your side of the story is explained.
Michael Fulcher Law, LLC handles family violence battery and other domestic violence charges in the following Georgia counties: Morgan, Greene, Walton, Newton, Jasper, Putnam, Baldwin, Oconee and Gwinnett.
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Call us before you enter a guilty plea.
To speak with an experienced and compassionate family violence defense attorney, please call (706) 438-1555 or fill out the contact form below.