While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in Cobb County, Georgia, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.
The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).
Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.
Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.
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Lawyer Referral Service of the Cobb County Bar Association - The Cobb County Bar Association established a Lawyer Referral Service to help individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in Marietta and the surrounding areas of Cobb County, GA. The service is located on the second floor of the Cobb County Superior Courthouse in Marietta, GA. It charges a non-refundable $35 consultation fee. In exchange for paying the fee, you are entitled to a 30 minute consultation with the attorney at no additional charge. The attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service are pre-screened for their experience in a particular practice area, good standing with the Georgia State Bar, and a variety of other factors.