In Georgia, a domestic violence case does not always involve a married couple. Georgia’s domestic violence laws also apply to domestic partners, parent-child relationships, as well as stepparents and children.
Depending on the circumstance, we have successfully helped victims secure a Temporary Protective Order (“TPO”) and/or assisted with charges being brought against an alleged aggressor. Quite the opposite, we have been successful in defending TPOs, having them dismissed, and/or having charges dropped against the accused. Regardless of whether you are the accused or the accuser, we have handled countless domestic violence cases.
Domestic Violence or Simple Assault
TPOs carry serious consequences, and domestic violence cases or a simple assault cases can carry severe penalties. It is critical you engage an experienced attorney early in the process to ensure that your rights are protected. Often, people accused of domestic violence have never been in trouble with the law before.
Arguments with loved ones can touch emotions deep within us. In any domestic violence case, the nature of the relationship must be examined. Sometimes, people unjustly use the court system to enhance their position in a divorce. If a couple is getting a divorce, or if a couple is in a heated custody battle, these are extenuating circumstances that must be considered.
Conversely, domestic violence is real and there a times when a victim needs protection from the aggressor by the Courts. We are prepared to assist you with the initial Ex-Parte TPO, the TPO trial, and help you navigate the criminal prosecution process.
The First Step is a Conversation
At Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., our attorneys work to understand both sides of a domestic violence or simple assault case. Attorney Pat McDonough, who leads our criminal division, is a former prosecutor, so he has a unique insight into potential weaknesses in the case against you or the relative strength of your case. Pat McDonough will do everything he can to protect your rights.
Criminal defense attorney Trinity Hundredmark has experience representing the best interests of her clients’ families. She heads the domestic relations division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. Her unique combination of criminal defense and family law experience allows Ms. Hundredmark to defend her clients’ families by fully understanding each case’s legal stance.
If you have an issue dealing with domestic violence, please contact our firm today to discuss your case and make sure that your rights are being protected.