Domestic Violence Accusations Are Serious
Allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious. Many counties have Special Victims Units to prosecute domestic violence cases. When an arrest is made despite what happened, police officers often arrest a man. After an arrest, prosecutors and judges are reluctant to drop these types of charges.
Even if you get a bond, you most likely will be prohibited from contacting the person you love, including your own children, and possessing a gun. If you plea, you may not be able to own a gun, even for a misdemeanor forever.
Attorney Lisa Wells is experienced as a prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit in Clayton County and brings her experience to your case. Because she knows how the other side thinks, she can create an effective strategy, tailored to your situation.
Potential Consequences To Domestic Violence Charges
Ms. Wells has seen many domestic violence cases go to court and knows that if you are facing an allegation of domestic violence, the consequences could be dire. Do you know that:
- A misdemeanor simple battery charge will be considered high and aggravated if the alleged victim is a family member, is pregnant or over 65 years old.
- When an officer responds to an incident of alleged family violence, they can make an arrest even if the alleged victim asks the officer not to do so.
- In certain situations, you could face up to five years in jail even for a misdemeanor.
- You may be prohibited from talking to your loved one during the pendency of your case.
- You may be forced to move out of your own home.
- You may not be able to speak with your children.
- You may not be able to possess or own a gun.
- You may be subject to drug and alcohol testing.
- You may be required to attend an anger management or a family violence intervention program lasting for up to six months.
- You may be subject to fines, high court costs and probation fees.
Often, individuals accused of domestic violence do not know what to do. Ms. Wells knows how to protect your record, future, freedom and reputation.