Canton Domestic Violence Attorney
Facing Charges for Domestic Violence in Canton or Marietta?
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.