A Former Cobb County Prosecutor Committed To Defending Your Rights
Domestic violence arrests typically happen during periods of overwhelming emotional stress. Often, people are more concerned about the state of a relationship than they are with taking action to defend themselves. One of your first actions following an arrest for domestic violence attorney in Cobb County should be to contact an experienced attorney.
At Young Law Firm, LLC, our family law attorney, Diana Whipkey Young, has more than 35 years of experience with domestic violence cases. She is a former Cobb County domestic violence prosecutor who is known for getting her clients’ the best results possible, whether that means a dismissal, a reduced charge, or going to trial. Learn about how she can help you by calling our Marietta office at 770-615-7248.
Defending The Interests Of Clients Accused Of Abuse
If the police were called for a domestic disturbance, you will likely be charged if they see reasonable proof of that disturbance, such as a mark on another person’s body. They will then recommend that the alleged victim pursue a temporary protective order (TPO), which could:
- Force you to leave your house
- Keep you from contacting your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend
- Keep you from having contact with your children
- Affect custody and visitation arrangements
- End your right to possess firearms for a limited time
- Require you to complete the 28-week Family Violence Batterer’s Intervention Program
If the other party does secure a TPO against you, do not violate that order. No contact means no contact by any means, including phone, mail, e-mail, social media or even passing messages through a relative or another third party. Any contact may be grounds for further criminal charges, such as aggravated stalking, which is a felony.
Above all, at Young Law Firm, LLC, we do not want the allegations against you to escalate. Defense lawyer Diana Whipkey Young will conduct a thorough investigation to protect your rights. She is prepared to uncover any weakness in the allegations against you or any evidence that can be used in your favor.
Mitigating The Ramifications You Are Up Against
In Georgia, the conditions of bond are often tailored to act in conjunction with a TPO. With effective legal representation, you can negotiate terms that are more favorable to you. This can be very valuable in the freedom it provides, but it can also help you avoid charges like aggravated stalking.
Domestic violence can involve many aspects of criminal law and family law, two areas where domestic violence attorney Diana Young has significant experience. She will carefully listen to your situation and provide an honest assessment of how best to proceed.
Georgia Domestic Violence Laws
Domestic violence cases are very common within the United States. The State of Georgia has enacted much tougher laws to help dissuade this kind of activity. Included in its definition of what constitutes domestic violence are property damage, unlawful restraint, trespassing, stalking, battery, and assault. Any family member who knowingly or violently violates any protective order is in trouble. Moreover, violation of a protective order is a misdemeanor in Georgia. An offender can receive a full year in prison along with $1,000 in fines.
Understanding A Protective Order
Temporary protective orders carry a variety of requirements, including:
- Ordering a perpetrator to cease and desist from all violent acts and to stop any harassing or interfering with the stated victim.
- Forcing a perpetrator to vacate the home and award possession of that property to said victim.
- Forcing perpetrators to locate suitable housing for accommodating their spouses and/or children and potentially awarding temporary custody of children to said victim while establishing temporary visitation rights to accommodate the perpetrator.
- Ordering perpetrators to pay child support or alimony.
- Awarding the attorney fees and costs.
Defending Clients From False Accusations
Attorney Diana Whipkey Young has represented many clients who have been falsely accused of domestic violence. She understands how crucial it is to present a solid, convincing case to help ensure that justice is done, and nobody suffers for something they didn’t do. A Twelve Month Temporary Protective Order may cause serious consequences in your life, including your job and freedom.
Being falsely accused of a crime is devastating enough. Furthermore, to also suffer the punishment when you are innocent is the worst imaginable outcome. That’s why it is so crucial to have the best representation possible. If you decide on our firm, Young Law Firm, LLC, you will be giving yourself a great team with excellent support, who know the ins and outs of domestic violence cases. Anyone falsely accused of domestic violence should call today. It is important to start building a strong case immediately.
Contact An Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
At Young Law Firm, LLC, we have extensive experience defending against domestic violence charges. Call us locally at 770-615-7248 to schedule your free, 30-minute consultation. You may also contact us online to set up your initial consultation. We accept all credit cards for your convenience. We serve clients in Cobb County, Paulding County, Bartow County and Cherokee County.