Hartsville, TN asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: My fiancé(20) has a controlling family. His father and sister beat him, so I (20) came to GA from TN to pick him up.

A few days later, we find out that there is a warrant for his arrest in GA that we believe his parents called and reported him for. But he did nothing wrong. Now his mother is harassing us and threatening us.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You haven't asked a question, but if he has a warrant, then he needs to turn himself in. If the mother is harassing you, you can just block her from your phone to solve that problem.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: He needs to retain a lawyer to navigate the warrant process IF a warrant has actually been issued. Who told you there was a warrant?

A lawyer will be able to contact the authorities, verify the accuracy of the warrant status as well as ensure the process is handled expeditiously. There are big benefits to using a lawyer to arrange "turn in" if there is an actual warrant.

A Protective Order for harassment/stalking is the best path to prevent his parents from bothering him and you, and a lawyer can assist with that as well.

Michael D. Birchmore 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 colleagues. He should retain an attorney who can help him with addressing this legally, and if he has a warrant out he should turn himself in. If he’s being beat up it should be reported to the authorities.

Michael D. Birchmore agrees with this answer

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