In Georgia, domestic violence and abuse charges are not taken lightly. These types of violent allegations could turn your world upside down in a matter of minutes. In some cases, the defendant is forced to leave the home and stay away from their children until the issue is addressed by the court. Having an experienced Atlanta domestic violence lawyer at your first appearance Bond Hearing could make all the difference for your case.
Here at the Law Office of Jeff Manciagli, I have extensive experience with domestic violence cases. I have seen how the system works and unfortunately the way it is set up typically benefits the abuse "victim" and not the alleged offender. These types of cases are not resolved overnight and they require special expertise and advanced negotiation skills. If you or someone you love has been charged with domestic violence in Atlanta, be sure to contact my firm without delay.
Call my office today at (770) 884-4708 to schedule a free consultation.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I know how the courts work and how the prosecution thinks and operates. My firm has come up with strategic ways to defend against domestic abuse allegations and I can find ways to reach the favorable outcome that you need. Some common defenses for domestic violence charges include:
You have the wrong person
The defendant could have been near where the violent act was committed, but you could present evidence that you had an alibi that you were in fact somewhere else or doing something else at the time the crime was committed.
With this defense, you must be able to persuade the court that the alleged "victim" has made up these false allegations to spite them. This is very common in child custody disputes and other contested family law matters. This defense is made possible by pointing out flaws and inconsistencies within the victim's testimony with testimonial evidence and referencing to the police reports.
This is one of the most common defenses for domestic violence cases. It could be very possible that you were defending yourself or intervening in efforts to protect your children from harm. If you can persuade the court that you were not the one who initiated the violent act then this defense could be a good option.
Lack of evidence
As your attorney, I can utilize the lack of proof as one of my strongest defenses. I know how to point out flaws and poke holes in the victim's testimony and I can plant doubt in the eyes of the court. If the prosecutor is not able to meet the burden of proof standard, then the charges will not stick.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, then the court has grounds to limit your ability to parent your children. During this difficult time do not lose hope! My firm will provide relentless advocacy in the face of overwhelming odds.