Domestic violence is a serious issue in the state of Georgia. It has been estimated that one in every four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. Here in Georgia, it continues to be one of the leading causes of injuries for women and girls between the age of 15 and 44.
The Georgia news outlets often reports harrowing stories about drunk driving accidents. In a court of law, there are two sides to every story. Defendants should not be tried in the media. Instead, a trial should determine whether a defendant is guilty. A Forsyth County man understand this better than most as he is currently battling drunk driving charges in the media, while he waits for his trial in the courts.
Tragedy has struck a College Park family. A teenage boy was killed at the hands of his mother. What is believed to be an accidental shooting seems to have stemmed from a large fight outside the family home. Now that family wonders how to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Certain criminal charges can lead to negative long term consequences, one of which could be the loss of a job. Very few charges carry the same social stigma as domestic violence. Even when an individual is later adjudicated innocent, the social and economic toll can be difficult to recover from. Recently, a college defensive lineman was permanently sidelined for alleged off the field activities.