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What is Domestic Violence?
The Georgia code defines domestic violence as any felony, battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint and criminal trespass between past or present spouses.
What are some examples of abuse?
Physical Abuse can include slapping, pushing, punching, hitting, kicking, grabbing, choking, biting, hair pulling or the use or threat to use weapons to hurt you.
What can you do?
Call the police. Just because you were or are married or living with someone does not give them the right to threaten or abuse you.
How will we help you ?
We can provide to you information regarding the following:
What is a Protective Order?
A protective order is a written statement from a court that tells the abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences.
How do I obtain a Temporary Protective Order?
It must be filed in the county where the abuser lives.
What is the Victim's Bill of Rights?
As the victim of a crime, the law grants you certain rights and responsibilities.
What are some facts about domestic abuse?
Acts of violence occur every 18 seconds in this country. A woman is abused every 9-15 seconds.
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