Norcross Domestic Violence Lawyers
Our experienced Gwinnett County, GA domestic violence attorney provides the strong legal defense needed to protect your rights.
Accusations of domestic violence are a serious matter in Georgia. In addition to the potentially severe criminal penalties you could be facing, these charges can ruin your reputation and your relationships with others, while jeopardizing your rights in family court proceedings. At Zimmerman & Associates , we act as a strong legal advocate in these situations. With over 40 years defending clients throughout the area, our Gwinnett County domestic violence attorneys can help you avoid a conviction while ensuring your rights are protected.
In even the healthiest relationships, there are disagreements and arguments that can arise at times. However, when these escalate to the point of physical violence or threats, criminal charges may be filed. At Zimmerman & Associates , we provide the strong legal defense you need in these situations. Our experienced Gwinnett County domestic violence attorneys provide trusted, professional legal guidance and representation to protect the rights of people facing the following types of charges involving family members:
● Stalking and harassment;
● Criminal trespass and damage to property;
● Unlawful restraint and terroristic threats;
● Assault and battery;
● Sexual assault, harassment, and rape.
Under Section 19-, Chapter 13 Article 1 of the Georgia Code , family violence may involve spouses, parents, children, members of foster families, or other relatives living in the same home, as well as cohabitating couples. In addition to the criminal penalties you could be facing, these charges can have a dramatic impact on every other area of your life.
Penalties for domestic violence in Georgia depend on the charges, the circumstances, and whether you have any prior offenses. Though your offense may be classified as a misdemeanor, the fact that it occurred between family members increases it to a crime of a high and aggravated nature. As a result, you could face fines up to $5,000 and up to a one-year jail sentence. Additional consequences of a conviction include:
● Mandatory attendance at drug or alcohol counseling and mandatory drug testing;
● Mandatory surrender of any weapons or firearms you possess;
● Damage to your reputation, both professionally and in the community at large;
● Limited rights in Gwinnett County court proceedings involving divorce, child custody, and other family law matters
● Possible loss of certain parental rights.
At Zimmerman & Associates, we aggressively defend you against your charges, seeking to reduce the penalties you are likely to face. We review the circumstances involved and the evidence against you while negotiating with prosecuting attorneys to have your charges reduced or dismissed. If your case goes to trial, we present evidence in your favor and make the strong legal arguments needed to help you avoid a conviction.
When you are facing charges related to family violence, Zimmerman & Associates can help. Call or contact our Gwinnett County domestic violence attorneys online today and request a consultation to find out how we can help you.