At Rowsey & Stelter, we handle a variety of criminal cases, including domestic violence cases. Atlanta domestic violence lawyer Thomas C. Rowsey can assist you if you are currently facing domestic violence charges. Working with numerous criminal defense clients, he and his team has successfully obtained or negotiated dropped charges, reduced charges, reduced penalties, and outright acquittals. Located in Roswell, we serve clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, including the communities of Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Milton, and other areas in Cobb, Fulton and Forsyth Counties.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Under Georgia law, domestic violence is any act of violence that may otherwise constitute a criminal act—such as battery, assault, stalking, criminal property damage, unlawful restraint, and any other felony crime—between persons who have a special relationship to one another, such as:
- Past or current spouses.
- Persons who are parents of the same child.
- Parents and children.
- Parents and stepchildren.
- Parents and foster children.
- Persons who formerly or currently live in the same household.
In common occurrences, a domestic violence charge may also be brought between current or former boyfriends or girlfriends.
Despite being considered as a general criminal charge, domestic violence crimes are treated differently, and courts are empowered to impose restrictions upon defendants accused of domestic violence, even prior to any criminal conviction as a prophylactic measure. Consequently, it is critical that those accused of domestic violence crimes obtain the advice and assistance of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Roswell domestic violence attorney Tom Rowsey has the qualifications and experience you need to represent you in any matter involving charges of criminal domestic violence. He has over 20 years of experience in both criminal defense and family law in the Fulton, Cobb, and Forsyth County courts. If you need help in a domestic violence matter, contact us by phone at (770) 993-5317, or use our online form.
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