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Domestic Violence Victims’ Rights Or False Allegations, You Are Protected

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or accused falsely of committing an act of domestic violence, Georgia law provides protection. Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, represents hundreds of victims and those falsely accused of committing acts of domestic violence every year. We want you to recognize that you have options and access to the justice system, and that you have more strength and courage within you to help you fight back and win than you have ever realized.

You do not deserve to suffer domestic abuse. You do not deserve to endure false allegations of abuse. When you come to us, we fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Through compassion and understanding, we will listen to your side of the story and advocate for you.

The Benefits Of A Small Firm

As a boutique law firm, we offer flexibility that many large firms cannot. We respond promptly to all your communications, especially if you or your children are in jeopardy. This allows us to act quickly to obtain orders of protection, if necessary. If you are on the other side and face false allegations of abuse, we jump into action to protect your rights.

Domestic Abuse: What To Know

In Georgia, domestic abuse – also known as family violence – occurs between people who are related or who live together. Some of the most common forms of family violence include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Trespassing
  • Property damage
  • Stalking
  • Harassment

In cases of stalking, you need not have a personal connection to your stalker to have a case of domestic abuse.

The Facts About Temporary Protective Orders

A temporary protective order (TPO) is a type of court order intended to protect the victims of family violence. Typically, it does this by mandating your abuser stay a certain distance from you and cease communication with you. Most TPOs also extend to the children you share with your abuser, if applicable.

If you have suffered a threat, an act of violence, stalking or harassment, this is how to seek a TPO:

  1. Go to the Superior Clerk’s office in your county.
  2. Ask for the paperwork for a temporary protective order.
  3. Complete the paperwork with your abuser’s name and work or home address.
  4. You may have to appear before a judge and explain the abuse you have experienced.
  5. If the judge grants the order, the sheriff’s office will deliver the order to your abuser.
  6. If necessary, you can go back to court to request an extension.

Violating a TPO can have serious consequences. Although a TPO does not mean that the perpetrator will go to jail, it does give the police more ground to arrest them if they violate the order.

Stop False Accusations In Their Tracks

Even if you have never hurt anyone in your life, you may find yourself facing false allegations of abuse. Some vindictive parents or spouses falsely claim abuse to gain custody of the children or to gain the upper hand in a divorce. We will stand up for you, fighting tenaciously to disprove the accusations and protect your reputation.

Whatever Your Case, Seek Help

It is never easy to come forward with allegations of abuse. It is also not easy to speak out against false allegations of abuse. But with Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, on your side, you have strong allies in the fight. Reach out to us in Gainesville by calling 678-601-2495 or by using our online contact form. Learn how we can protect your family and your rights.