Columbus, GA asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: Should I get a lawyer? What should I do?

I was charged with simple assault ATT to commit family violence in ga. The "victim" will testify that I did not touch him. This is the 1st time I've been arrested and the "victim" has a documented history of assault against me. Because of my profession I will have to report this to a review board if I get convicted.

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Mr. Robert Neal Katz
Mr. Robert Neal Katz
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  • Decatur, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I would strongly recommend getting a lawyer. Even though the offense seems minor and you feel you know what the victim will say, you remain at risk. Things seldom work out just like you think they will in court. Having an experienced attorney will certainly help you make sure you do not develop a criminal record for assault.

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