In Georgia, domsetic violence crimes often range from simple battery to aggravated battery. The penalties for battery crimes vary depending on the severity of the injuries inflicted and whether or not a weapon was used.
If you are under investigation or have been arrested and charged for a domestic violence offense in Savannah, Georgia, seek the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Harold J. Cronk, PC, will fight vigorously on your side and make sure you get fair treatment. We proudly serve clients in Savannah, Chatham County, Pooler, Tybee Island, Thunderbolt, Garden City, Bloomingdale, and Port Wentworth, Georgia.
What's the Difference between Assault And Battery?
The terms "assault" and "battery" are often used together. However, these two terms are actually quite different.
According to Georgia law, assault is an attempt to cause physical injury or bodily harm to another person. For example, making an attempt to hit another person with an object or your hand and missing. Assault can also be defined as any intentional act or threat that reasonably makes another person feel afraid of potential violence.
On the other hand, battery refers to an insulting or offensive physical contact. For instance, hitting a person with an object or punching someone. Other examples of battery include pushing someone or striking another person using a fist in the middle of an argument.
Domestic violence can occur between spouses, non-married parents of children, and even roommates! Make sure you take domestic violence charges seriously as being convicted can have permanent penalties at both the State and Federal level. For example, being convicted of domestic violence can result in a permanent ban on owning firearms under Federal law.
Consult our office immediately if you are accused of domestic violence or any battery crime.