Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia

Q: If i pleaded guilty to family violence but it was self defense helping family who was attacked by a weapon what to do

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
PREMIUM
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should consult with a criminal defense attorney to determine your options.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding your options.

Kim Ebert
Kim Ebert
Answered
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: However, if by "guilty" you actually mean a family violence protective order, a family law attorney (especially one with a law enforcement and criminal defense background), will be able to discuss options with you. Time is of the essence though if you plan to challenge this and have legal grounds to do so.

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