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Assault, battery, and domestic violence charges in Albany, GA 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 lawyer in Albany, GA as soon as possible. At Thomas V. Duck III, P.C., our lawyer understands the complex and often sensitive nature of these types of charges, and we work hard to ensure that your rights are protected.

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped In Georgia?

Unfortunately, no. Individuals charged with domestic violence should know what will occur if they are found guilty. Allegations of domestic violence can tear a family apart. Georgia does not presently have essential domestic violence arrest laws; however, it is possible that police will still decide to make an arrest at the scene.

Call our office at (229) 999-4147 to speak with our Albany assault & battery lawyer 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. There are varying degrees of severity for both assault and battery and each can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony.

Can I Buy a Gun With a Domestic Violence Charge in Georgia?

Federal law does not allow people to buy a gun or ammunition with a conviction of misdemeanor in domestic violence due to the Lautenberg Amendment. The Lautenberg Amendment prohibits anyone convicted of certain domestic violence crimes. The federal prohibition was adopted in 1996. The amendment defines “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” as an offense that is state, federal, or tribal. It also describes “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” as the attempt to use or has used a deadly weapon or even physical force. The offender must also fit the following:

  • Share a child with the victim

  • Be a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

Is Verbal Abuse a Crime in GA?

Verbal abuse is defined as threatening someone with violence or sometimes even yelling or aggressively using words to offend or attack someone is a crime. A verbal altercation is usually not considered a battery charge. Under Georgia law, if two people were to verbally abuse each other, only one party can sue the other. To sue someone for verbal abuse, there must be certain factors such as the intentional act of using abusive language, lewd language, insulting language, etc.

Assault Charges in GA

Assault occurs when a person threatens or attempts to harm someone. Simple assault does not require any physical contact for a conviction—merely the threat of violence. Aggravated assault typically involves using a deadly weapon in an attempt to harm someone or intent to seriously injure, rape, or murder another person.

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

Simple Assault Georgia

  • $1,000-5,000 in fines (depending on if the charges are elevated)
  • One year in jail
  • Possible probation
  • Restitution
  • Typically a misdemeanor

Aggravated Assault Georgia

  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • A minimum of up to one or two years in prison
  • Generally classified as a felony

Battery Charges in GA

Battery involves the actual physical act of harming 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 battery vary and are directly related to the severity of the charges. Penalties for a battery conviction may include:

Simple Battery Charges Georgia

  • Fines of up to $1,000-5,000 (depending on if the charges are elevated)
  • Up to one year in jail
  • Possible probation
  • Restitution
  • Generally a misdemeanor charge

Aggravated Battery in Georgia

  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • A minimum of one to two years in prison
  • Usually considered a felony.

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

Domestic Violence Charges in Albany, GA

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 in Georgia.

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 Georgia law 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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