Residents of Georgia know that an accusation of any crime can have serious consequences on one’s life. There is, of course, a long list of legal ramifications if one is found guilty of a crime. However, simply being accused of a crime can also have long-lasting effects on one’s life, especially when connected to often heinous crimes such as domestic violence. One Talmo man is discovering that fact firsthand.
A 21-year-old man was arrested recently after his girlfriend reported having been abused for several months. Jackson County sheriffs were called to a Northeast Georgia Medical Center after the woman reported the violence. According to the police, further investigation showed that the woman had several bruises, cuts, stab wounds and cigarette burns covering her body.
After obtaining a search warrant for the man’s home, police discovered marijuana, methamphetamine and more drug paraphernalia. This discovery totaled the man’s charges to family violence battery, family violence false imprisonment, two counts of family violence simple assault, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. At the time of arrest, the man also had two probation violation warrants that were outstanding.
In situations such as these, the evidence brought upon the accused can be particularly damning. However, no matter the case against the accused, proper steps must be taken to ensure no rights were violated at any point during the investigation and arrest. With experienced legal guidance and investigation, someone accused of such crimes can be sure that they treated as fairly as possible and that no steps — a search and seizure for example – were wrongly handled. It is important ot be sure that everything was dealt with in the correct manner so that one can make steps of possibly obtaining the most favorable outcome possible in a particular situation.
Source: accessnorthga.com, “Arrest made in Jackson Co. domestic violence case,” June 3, 2014