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Domestic Violence is Alive and Well in Georgia

By Douglas Fox  Dec. 17, 2010 9:10a

Domestic violence can be defined as abuse or violence that occurs between members of a family, people who live with each other, spouses or former spouses or those who have children together. This type of violence happens when one partner tries to dominate the other physically or emotionally. Examples of domestic violence would be physical abuse, spousal rape, emotional abuse and child abuse. Seeking the help of a competent criminal attorney experienced with domestic violence is your best option if you have been accused of such. Some domestic violence accusations are fabricated by one partner due to upset or stress in the relationship and legal advice is imperative for defense.  

Sure Signs of the Problem

Georgia has had a problem with domestic abuse for many years; some may recall the billboard campaign that was launched back in the year 2000 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA)Women's Health Program and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. According to the Medical Director of BCBSGA, Dr. Wayne Hoffman, more than half a million cases of domestic violence are reported each year, a statistic that cannot be ignored he felt.

Prime Example

A prime example of domestic violence and abuse occurred last year in Burke County where 11 siblings were discovered as having been isolated and mistreated, raised in a house that had no electricity or water and they were not allowed to attend school. The mother was not allowed to own a pair of shoes and her husband, Jeremy Long, would not allow here to leave the house.

Stomping on her bare feet with his boots before he left the house was a daily part of his routine according to wife, Christine Long. She claims he abused her and the children on a regular basis and several of the children were a result of spousal rape. Christine filed for divorce citing spousal abuse. Jeremy Long was sentenced to prison in Burke County and was charged with child cruelty as well.

If you have been accused of domestic violence in Gwinnett County or elsewhere in Georgia, you need to consult with a Gwinnett County domestic violence attorney to protect your freedom. At the Law Office of Douglas Fox, we handle many different types of criminal defense cases including domestic c violence.  Mr.Fox has been representing clients for over 13 years and is known for his strong, honest and  reliable legal representation in and out of the courtroom. 

Contact a Gwinnett County Domestic Violence Lawyer  for a free consultation.

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