Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: how much time does a person get for cruelty to children in the 1st degree and battery family violence 1st degree?

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

A: In Georgia Cruelty in the 1st is 5-20, and is very substantive charge. The Battery is likely a misdemeanor lessor included.

These cases are very factually dependent as there is almost always a lot of mitigation to be explored and the truth is NEVER reflected in the officers investigation. There is always a lot more to the story and a good lawyer will help tell that to a prosecutor or court. Since it is FV this will also impact your 2nd amendment rights as well as lots of other issues. This is a bigger case than it can appear.

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