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Domestic violence statistics in Georgia

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.

Mother faces domestic violence charge after fatal shooting

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.

Former UGA football player charged with domestic violence

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.

How can one get a family protective order?

Conflicts are never easy. Family conflicts can be particularly difficult. When family disputes escalate to violence, it may be time to take legal action. In the state of Georgia the Family Violence Act protects the abused by providing various remedies for protection.

Football player's wife speaks out on domestic violence claims

Georgia residents may be interested to hear that the woman that had become the face of domestic violence finally got her chance to speak. Janay Rice, now-wife of professional football player Ray Rice, gave her side of the story on NBC's Today show. This interview comes on the heels of the arbitrator's decision to throw out her husband's indefinite suspension from the National Football League. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones deemed the lifetime suspension an abuse of discretion.

Understanding domestic violence and its consequences

Domestic violence accusations can have far-reaching consequences. Families, as well as those accused of family violence, may be significantly impacted by family, or domestic, violence. Because of the seriousness of domestic violence accusations, it can be important to understand what domestic violence is and what options those accused of domestic violence may have when facing domestic violence accusations and charges.

Update on Ray Rice domestic violence case

Several weeks ago this blog reported on the Ray Rice abuse scandal. Rice is now appealing the NFL's decision to suspend him indefinitely; a third-party arbitrator is overseeing the proceedings. The arbitrator has placed a gag order on all parties to the appeal. This includes Rice, his legal team, all witnesses and NFL officials. The former NFL player had a $35 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens that was terminated after damaging video surfaced of a domestic violence dispute between he and then girlfriend Janay Palmer.

Ray Rice's game of the field

It's football season again. Fall usually brings fans in Georgia and in states across the nation together to cheer for their favorite team. However, plays off the field are making bigger headlines than the moves on the field. After the release of an elevator altercation, Ray Rice now faces a lifetime ban from the game of football and a firestorm of public controversy.

Domestic violence victim asked to testify in pajamas

Navigating conflict in a marital relationship can be difficult. When family violence spills into the legal system, the situation can become even more strained. The legal system must respect the rights of individuals while protecting the public from an individual who may pose a threat. In a recent case, one court was walking a thin line and is now drawing sharp criticism from all sides.

Man arrested after domestic violence, drug evidence discovered

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.

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