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.
Please call (770) 277-4883 to speak with Attorney Douglas Fox today!