Can criminal proceedings be discontinued?  – Questions and answers on criminal law in Georgia


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Can criminal proceedings be discontinued?

It’s a simple battery case. They are accused of violence and crimes in the family, but they are not a couple and not a family. Can I be terminated in this case?

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A: Domestic violence does not always imply parties who are a couple or are considered family through consanguinity or marriage, although they may be. If the person lives or has lived with the other person, or if the person shares children with the person, that is considered family under Georgia law. Well, even if the person doesn’t qualify as a family, even if the family violence portion of the case is dismissed, the state can still proceed with the simple battery case. It is important to speak to a lawyer who is up to date about family violence in Georgia.

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