Savannah Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Are you accused of committing an act of domestic violence?
When the police are called in a domestic disturbance, they have little
choice other than to arrest at least one person. If you were arrested
and charged with a crime of domestic violence, your legal situation is
dangerous; your personal and professional reputation could be destroyed.
You could face some very serious long-term consequences, including:
- Jail time
- Court-mandated treatment programs if you are not successfully defended
Call The Schneider Law Firm today if you are accused domestic violence.
Types of Domestic Violence Crimes in Savannah
There are a range of crimes that are considered domestic violence, including:
- Physical violence
- Economic abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual violence
- Spousal abuse
- Unlawful restraint
- Criminal trespass
What if false accusations have been made against me?
Some accusations of domestic violence are false or greatly exaggerated.
The alleged victim may be seeking some advantage in a divorce with regard
to child custody or other matter in the divorce. If you are the alleged
abuser, your situation is dangerous as there is a tendency to believe
accusations no matter how incorrect. If you are innocent, you must retain
the services of a high quality, aggressive and successful
criminal attorney before your case moves any further through the system. The actions that
our firm, The Schneider Law Firm, takes early in the justice process can
have a significant impact on the final outcome of your case. The earlier
our Savannah domestic violence lawyer gets involved in your defense the
better it could be for you.
The Penalties for Domestic Violence in Georgia
The penalties for family violence will be based upon the degree of injury
to the victim. As domestic violence crimes are those committed against
current or past spouses, parents of the same child, by step parents, foster
parents or any person sharing your household, there are a great number
of situations that could lead to criminal charges for a domestic violence crime.
The penalties imposed in a conviction can include the following, based
upon whether the charges were filed as a misdemeanor or felony:
- Up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines for simple battery (misdemeanor).
- Up to 5 year in jail and up to $10,000 in fines for felony aggravated battery.
Connect with The Schneider Law Firm Today
The Schneider Law Firm, our job is to analyze every detail and determine the best course of action
for your defense. As a former prosecutor,
Attorney Cris Schneider has great insight into the criminal justice process, and how to seek out
a strategy that could most greatly benefit you. Whether you are innocent
or guilty, you have rights as a defendant.
These rights must be zealously protected – people are railroaded
by the criminal justice system on a daily basis. Don't let it happen
to you. Call upon the professionals at our firm for top quality legal
counsel that is determined to fight for you and to seek to avoid conviction.
We know the justice system inside out, and our trial skills are far beyond
Call us today if you are looking for aggressive defense counsel in Savannah, GA.