Domestic Violence

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Savannah Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Experienced and Empathetic Legal Representation in Pooler and Tybee

A domestic violence charge can have lasting consequences, and it could seriously impact your future and reputation moving forward. As a result, we do not take these accusations lightly. If you have been accused of domestic violence in Savannah, Georgia, do not hesitate to contact Tignor Law Firm to discuss your options immediately. We have been defending clients for over a decade, and we will take an empathetic and compassionate approach to strategizing your case. Behind every charge, after all, is a story and a person, and we are here to tell your story.

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What Constitutes a Crime of Domestic Violence?

Georgia law defines domestic violence, or “family violence,” as battery, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass committed against:

  • a current or former spouse;
  • the other parent of your children;
  • your children;
  • stepparents and stepchildren;
  • foster parents and foster children; or
  • someone currently or formerly living in the same household as you.

The penalties for a domestic violence conviction will depend on the nature of the offense. For instance, if you are alleged to have committed simple assault against a domestic partner, you will face assault penalties (at the aggravated level), while you may face stalking penalties if you have been accused of stalking a domestic partner. Be aware that Georgia law allows police officers to make arrests based on probable cause that an act of family violence occurred. 

Violating Family Violence Protective Orders

Victims of family violence have the right to petition for legal protection under a family violence protective order. If they have been granted such a protective order against you, you must obey the terms of the order or face legal repercussions. Some examples of what a protective order can do include:

  • prohibiting you from further threatening or injuring the victim;
  • ordering you not to further contact the victim directly or indirectly;
  • giving the victim possession of the house and forcing you to leave the home;
  • making you provide decent alternate housing for the victim and their children;
  • ordering you to stay a certain number of yards away from the victim and their children, their residence, workplace, children’s school, etc.;
  • modifying the custody and support order;
  • ordering you to relinquish any firearms and your right to possession.

A protective order is a legal court order, so violating any part of the order will result in criminal penalties of up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 in fines.

If you have been accused of a domestic violence or family violence offense in Savannah, contact Tignor Law Firm for legal counsel immediately. Such charges are serious, and you should not submit to an unfair or wrongful accusation without a proper fight. We can examine the circumstances surrounding your case and strategize an effective argument to protect your rights. 

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