Canton Domestic Violence Attorney

Facing Charges for Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a major problem in the United States. It's the primary cause of injuries for 15-44 year old women, both in Georgia and across the nation. Roughly every 15 seconds, a woman in the United States gets beaten by an intimate partner and over one million women are victims of domestic violence each year.

If you are dealing with a case involving domestic violence, Benjamin Bradley Reed is available to speak with you and learn everything about your particular situation. As an experienced defense attorney in criminal law, he is intimately knowledgeable about domestic violence issues and can advise you on what steps you should take. He is passionate about defending people and will fight day and night on your behalf.

Types of Domestic Violence

In Georgia, the Family Violence Act defines the following activities as being part of domestic abuse: battery, simple battery, felonies, stalking, unlawful restraint, damage to property, simple assault or criminal trespass. These acts are considered part of domestic violence if they are conducted against: past or present spouses, parents or children, foster parents or foster children, stepparents or stepchildren, or other people who live in or used to live in the same house.

How Domestic Violence Charges Can Impact Your Divorce

Charges of domestic violence can affect divorcees who are trying to gain visitation rights to see their kids, and can lead the judge to place restrictions on the visits. Restrictions can include:

  • All visitation be supervised by an independent person or agency
  • No overnight visits
  • Child exchanges must be made in a protected environment
  • Completion of a family violence program

Domestic violence cases are extremely complicated and deeply personal. It is essential to retain legal support in order to receive expert advice and direction as you proceed through the case.

Contact a Canton domestic violence lawyer today to learn more about your situation and what legal options are available to you.

Contact the Law Offices of Benjamin Bradley Reed, P.C.

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