A domestic violence charge is a serious legal matter. Even when an accusation is unfounded, the accused person is in a difficult legal position if accused of committing an assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, or other form of domestic violence. The first, and most important action is to ensure you are protected by our Atlanta criminal defense lawyer at Wallack Law.
Domestic violence charges vary in degree, based upon what occurred. Some of the most commonly filed domestic violence charges include:
An innocent person can be accused of committing an act of domestic violence. Various situations may have led to an altercation that required defending yourself, or the accusation may be completely false. Whatever occurred in your case, your personal and professional reputation can be permanently damaged by the accusation. If the alleged victim recants, the prosecutor may still choose to move forward with pressing charges against you.
In some cases, the accusation is the result of an acrimonious divorce, custody issue, or difficult breakup. If you are facing criminal accusations of domestic violence, you are at risk of losing some of your rights and freedoms, including the ability to legally enter your own home, have access to your possessions, your children, and the right to possess firearms. If convicted, the conviction will remain on your criminal record, easily accessed by any person with a computer or cellphone.
If you are facing a domestic violence charge, your first step is to ensure your rights are protected by an experienced trial lawyer. At Wallack Law, we will take action to protect your rights and interests and seek a positive case outcome. Call today for a free initial case evaluation.