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Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?

By Law Office of Matthew T. McNally  Feb. 16, 2011 10:08a

The term domestic violence refers to a broad spectrum of violent and non-violent forms of abuse within members of a family, household or interpersonal relationship. Domestic violence is not limited to spouses and children, domestic violence can occur between parent and child, husband and wife, brother and sister, someone with whom you are in a relationship with, a roommate, other family member or former spouse. Domestic violence occurs in every socio-economic class and is a problem plaguing every race. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it's crucial that you seek advice from a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

What forms of behavior constitute domestic violence? Domestic violence includes physical abuse such as hitting, punching, pushing, shoving, kicking etc. Domestic violence can also involve threats, force, involuntary confinement, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, economic abuse, sexual abuse and any other form of mental abuse. Behaviors classified as domestic violence would otherwise be criminal behaviors if they were not in a non-domestic or familial setting. For example, if the following crimes were targeted towards someone outside the home, they would be considered illegal; assault, battery, criminal threats, child abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor, rape and more.

Domestic Violence Attorney in Atlanta

Although domestic violence is a serious issue that has to be addressed, it is also one of the most abused charges. Many innocent people are falsely accused of domestic violence, especially when the defendant is in the middle of a heated divorce or child custody battle. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you are facing criminal penalties including fines, jail time, anger management class, possible restraining orders and probation. If there are children involved, you may lose custody and visitation of your children for years to come. This is a very serious issue that has to be addressed by an Atlanta domestic violence lawyer. At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, an attorney from our firm can question any evidence and witness testimony against you and, the burden of proof will be on the prosecution to prove its case. We will work aggressively in order to get the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely.

Contact an Atlanta Domestic Violence Attorney from our firm today for a free case evaluation.

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