We Have Your Back In Domestic Violence Cases
Experiencing a family trouble is emotional and stressful on its own without also facing an allegation of domestic violence. Fortunately, you do not have to handle this complex problem on your own. You can work with a legal ally who knows how to stand up for your rights.
At Agricola Law, LLC, we are here for you. Our attorneys have helped many Alabama and Georgia individuals who either suffered domestic abuse or who faced allegations of domestic abuse. Because we practice both family law and criminal law, we understand how these areas affect one another when they overlap.
What Are The Penalties For Domestic Violence?
Domestic abuse, particularly when it involves violence or a sex act, carries very serious penalties. These may include:
- Court-ordered anger management classes
- Court-ordered counseling
- An order of protection from the victim
- Community service
- Jail time
We know how to negotiate favorable plea bargains with the district attorney’s office or defend you at trial. Our goal is to achieve the best outcome available for you, whether this involves an acquittal or reduced sentencing.
How Does Domestic Violence Affect Divorce And Child Custody?
If you are also going through a divorce or a custody dispute, the mere allegation of domestic abuse can result in a less-than-favorable court judgment. Alabama and Georgia offer at-fault divorce, which means that one spouse can place the fault for the divorce on the other spouse. Domestic violence is a valid ground for a fault-based divorce.
Courts rarely grant custody or visitation to a parent accused of domestic violence, even if the allegations did not involve the child. If you lose custody of your child, you also stand to pay greater amounts of child support.
Representing Eastern Alabama And Western Georgia
We are respected members of the legal communities of Opelika, Auburn, Phenix City, Valley, Lannet, Beulah, Salem, Smith Station and Montgomery, Alabama, as well as Columbus, Georgia. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in courts in Russell County, Lee County, Chambers County, Macon County, Randolph County, Montgomery County, Tallapoosa County, Elmore County and Autauga County, Alabama, and Muscogee County, Harris County and Group County, Georgia.
Protect Your Rights
In this overwhelming time, you are not on your own. We are ready to offer our strong defense to defend your rights against domestic violence allegations. Contact our St. Opelika office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Call us at 334-610-1064 or send us an email.