Buford, GA asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: My friend is not a family member, but was reported for family violence. How many years is the statute of limitations?

The friend was not even her husband, but she was reported for family violence, and she had never lived in the same house with her. Will I still be prosecuted? How many years is the statute of limitations?

1 Lawyer Answer
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The statute of limitations depends on which type of family violence charge you are facing. There are several criminal offenses that qualify as family violence cases. Some charges like simple battery and criminal trespass are misdemeanors while others, such as aggravated assault or criminal damage to property in the second degree are designated felonies, so without having more information, the statute of limitations question cannot be answered.

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