Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence - TPO Violations

Charges involving domestic violence and violations of a protective order are punished more harshly than many other misdemeanors. A felony domestic violence charge carries the real possibility of prison time if you are convicted. In addition to fines, possible jail or prison time and a criminal record, you will lose your rights to own firearms.

Burns Smith Law, PC, is a firm with decades of experience in Georgia criminal courts. We vigorously defend every client, working hard to defend their rights and freedom. We will fight for you at every stage of the legal process.

Domestic Violence Accusations

Domestic violence accusations can be a negative game-changer in a divorce. Whether you have been falsely accused, or actually committed a crime, you need to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible.

Domestic violence charges can start with a call from your spouse, a family member, or even a neighbor who overhears a commotion. Police may make an arrest on the spot, which leaves you to prove your innocence. The truth is, every domestic violence arrest has its own unique circumstances, but it takes a skillful lawyer to mitigate the fallout.

Our law firm will act quickly to get on top of the situation. We will investigate the facts, speak with witnesses, and develop an appropriate defense strategy. Our objectives are to have charges dismissed, reduced without a trial, or mount a strong defense if it goes to trial.

Mitigating The Consequences

Our law firm has excellent relationships within the local justice system. We know the decision makers in the courthouse and can speak frankly with local district attorneys to get things under control from the start. Our lawyers know how to present compelling arguments that make sense to judges and prosecutors. We are also familiar with the social service resources that are available in our region.

We will do everything reasonably possible to help you deal successfully with the underlying problems that led to the criminal charge. Don't ignore the situation, call a defense lawyer at 770-956-1400 to get help now.