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Georgia domestic violence shelter full as holidays approach

Domestic violence can be a challenging issue for families to handle. With the holiday season well under way, shelters for helping those involved in family violence can see an increase in their numbers. The largest shelter in Georgia is at capacity which reflects a 2-year trend of increasing numbers. The holiday season can add stresses and pressures on families and options are available for those experiencing family violence.

It is important to also keep in mind that options are also available to those accused of family violence. Family violence is a serious and complex issue in communities and families. Accusations of domestic violence can have a significant impact on the accused individual and their freedom, as well as their personal and professional lives. It is important for individuals accused of domestic violence to keep in mind that resources are also available to help them.

Criminal defense rights are available to any individual accused of any crime regardless of what the crime is. These rights include protections against certain police activities and the right to challenge evidence, including factual evidence and the statements and testimony of witnesses. Being involved in an alleged family violence incident can be difficult in a number of ways but criminal defense resources are always available to individuals accused of a crime.

When accused of a crime, it is important to know what criminal defense rights are and how to exercise them. Familiarity with the options available to an individual accused of a crime is essential when facing the stiff penalties and harsh consequences associated with most crimes.

Source: WTOC.com, "Domestic violence shelter full through the holiday," Sean Evans, Nov. 25, 2016

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