Assault and Battery are two different crimes under Georgia criminal law.
There are two types of assault in Georgia: Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault. There are many types of Battery. All carry penalties if convicted. Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery are felonies, and a conviction would create a criminal record.
The term “family violence” means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household:
Any felony; or commission of offenses of battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass.
Family violence does not include reasonable discipline administered by a parent to a child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention.
Often times family violence charges carry restrictive bond conditions. For example, the accused may not be allowed to return home. These pretrial bond conditions can be burdensome, but we can petition the court to have them changed or removed.
If charged with domestic violence or family violence, or you need to amend your bond conditions, contact our office immediately at 770-886-4646.
It would be best if you did not make any statements to law enforcement without your attorney present to guide you. Even if you think you can explain the circumstances to the “kindly” investigator, be aware your statements can be used against you. An arrest is not to be taken lightly; prosecutors will almost always seek a conviction whenever possible.
Battery is a crime that is the actual act of making physical contact that causes substantial bodily harm or visible harm. Often times it involves domestic violence.
Contact Vic Wiegand – An Experienced Cumming Criminal Defense Lawyer
If charged with either the crime of Assault or Battery, Family Violence or other related crimes, you will need a good criminal defense attorney.
Vic Wiegand, Attorney at Law, is a full-service criminal defense law practice with offices in Cumming, Georgia, 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. We handle all criminal charges, from simple Assault to the most serious and complex felony aggravated battery cases. We serve clients throughout Forsyth County and in nearby communities.
With nearly 25 years of experience practicing Criminal Defense Law, Attorney Wiegand is well known in the Forsyth County Court system and has often used his professional skills to negotiate charges to be dropped or for lesser penalties. He is a courtroom-tested trial lawyer with a proven record of achieving excellent results.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on criminal charges, contact our office immediately at 770-886-4646.
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– Thomas Jefferson
Our Law office is located a few blocks from the Forsyth County Courthouse. Contact Us today for more information.