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 – and you could face some very serious long-term consequences, including jail time and fines, as well as 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 we get 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
At 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 the ordinary.
Call us today if you are looking for aggressive defense counsel in Savannah, GA.