According to the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia
Commission of Family Violence, the state ranks 15
th in the country for domestic violence murders.
This puts Georgia in the top 1/3 of states with the highest rate of domestic
violence murders. It's important for everyone in Georgia to take domestic
violence or threats of domestic violence seriously, and realize that domestic
violence can easily escalate into murder.
Study leaders say that domestic violence murders are preventable, and that
the key to prevention is communication. The study also points out that
in 89% of cases someone in the victim's life knew that domestic violence
was occurring long before it escalated into murder.
Experienced Representation for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you know someone who is being abused by a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend,
or a relative, or if you yourself are a victim of domestic violence, it's
important to seek protection right way. Don't let your situation or
your loved one's situation spiral out of control until it reaches
the point of murder. Whatever reservations you have about coming forward
and asking for help aren't worth the risk of losing your life.
Lawrenceville domestic violence attorney Douglas N. Fox can help you take the appropriate steps to prevent further
instances of abuse, and can help you petition the court for a
restraining order. Mr. Fox has represented victims of domestic violence throughout Gwinnett
County, and would be happy to help you in any way he can.
(770) 277-4883 to speak with Attorney Douglas Fox today!