Georgia has some of the strictest laws for registering sex offenders. If convicted, you’ll be forced to register as a sex offender and your life will forever be impacted. These are charges you certainly want to avoid a conviction for.
Domestic violence doesn’t carry with it the same gravity as registering as a sex offender, but it’s still a serious offense. A felony charge on your record makes you a criminal in the eyes of employers, loan officers, and others.
Some people make the mistake of assuming that their accuser will eventually back down on their claims of domestic violence. Letting your guard down and failing to immediately hire legal counsel will have detrimental effects on your case.