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Albany, GA Assault, Battery & Domestic Violence Attorney

Providing Aggressive Representation for Serious Charges

Assault, battery, and domestic violence charges are very serious and a conviction could result in life-altering consequences. Depending on the nature and severity of the charges, a conviction could result in steep fines, restitution, and/or jail or prison time. If you are facing charges or your loved one has been arrested, it’s important that you contact an assault, battery, and domestic violence attorney in Albany as soon as possible. At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., we understand the complex and often sensitive nature of these types of charges, and we work hard to ensure that your rights are protected.

Call our office at (229) 999-4147 to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.

What Are the Penalties for Assault & Battery in Georgia?

Though they are often thought of as a single offense, assault and battery are two separate charges under Georgia criminal law. To put it simply, a person commits assault when they threaten or attempt to harm someone else. Battery involves the actual physical act of harming another person.

There are varying degrees of severity for both assault and battery and each can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. Generally speaking, simple assault does not require any physical contact—merely the threat of violence can be enough for a conviction. Aggravated assault, meanwhile, typically involves the use of a deadly weapon in an attempt to harm someone or intent to seriously injure, rape, or murder another person. Simple battery can include any intentional physical harm inflicted upon another person, whereas aggravated battery usually involves serious physical injury, including loss of limb, permanent disfigurement, or disabling.

The penalties for assault and/or battery also vary and are directly related to the severity of the charges. Penalties for an assault and/or battery conviction may include:

  • Simple Assault: $1,000-5,000 in fines (depending on if the charges are elevated), one year in jail, possible probation, and restitution; this charge is typically a misdemeanor.
  • Aggravated Assault: Fines, restitution, and a minimum of up to one or two years in prison; aggravated assault is generally classified as a felony.
  • Simple Battery: Fines of up to $1,000-5,000 (depending on if the charges are elevated), up to one year in jail, and possible probation and restitution; this is generally a misdemeanor charge.
  • Aggravated Battery: Fines, restitution, and a minimum of one to two years in prison; this is usually considered a felony.

Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or a felony conviction, our firm can help. Our Albany assault and battery attorney can help you protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome.

Understanding Domestic Violence Charges

Many people mistakenly believe that, in order to be charged with domestic violence, physical battery must occur. However, this is not the case. In fact, accusations of stalking, making threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or damaging property can be enough to result in a domestic violence charge.

Additionally, although domestic violence accusations typically occur within a family setting, this is not always the case. Georgia domestic violence laws cover any individuals who live together, including spouses, unmarried couples, exes, children, parents, and even roommates. If you are facing accusations, it’s wise to contact a skilled Albany domestic violence attorney as soon as possible.

Call Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. Today

If you have been accused of assault, battery, or domestic violence, contact our firm for a confidential case evaluation. With experience as a former prosecutor, Tommy Duck understands the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. He uses this knowledge to thoroughly prepare for trial, analyze all the evidence against you, and aggressively fight for your rights in the courtroom.

Facing assault, battery, or domestic violence charges? Contact Thomas V. Duck III, P.C. online or by phone at (229) 999-4147 to schedule a consultation today. We serve clients throughout Dougherty, Worth, and Lee Counties.

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