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What Are The Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Charge?

Acts involving family violence are punished more severely in Georgia than the same types of acts committed between strangers, co-workers, friends, etc. 

For example, a domestic violence battery is punishable as a misdemeanor, but any subsequent convictions are considered felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Non-domestic batteries are only considered felonies only where the person has two or more prior convictions for batteries committed against the same victim.

As a parent, you could lose your parental rights if convicted of a domestic violence charge, as well.

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