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This article discusses a crime known (alternatively) as domestic violence (DV) or family violence (FV) in Georgia. All crimes in the Peach State are codified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or OCGA for short.

OCGA Assault and Simple Assault OCGA. Assault is placing someone in fear of apprehension or bodily harm. OGCA simple assault, a misdemeanor, occurs when some touching or contact took place but no cut, bruise or internal damage to the “victim” took place. OCGA simple assault is handled by Georgia’s misdemeanor-level courts, like the State Court of Fulton County.

OCGA Battery and Simple Battery OCGA. Battery is touching, hitting, or striking another person. A battery charge in Georgia has a misdemeanor component called OCGA simple battery or a “simple battery charge” in Georgia.

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By: Cory Yager, Partner in Criminal Defense Law Firm Based in Metro Atlanta

June 10, 2021 closes out the 45th year in law practice for criminal defense lawyer William “Bubba” Head. The Columbus GA native has authored or co-authored over a dozen law books, and still co-authors the leading treatise on Georgia DUI laws, The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual.

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The criminal justice lawyer graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law a few days prior to being sworn in as a member of the Georgia Bar. He currently leads our criminal defense firm and helps daily in speaking to citizens who have been arrested and are facing criminal charges in any part of the Peach State. Repeatedly, he has been listed in almost every lawyer ratings directory as one of Georgia’s top criminal lawyers for the last quarter century or more.

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Many states have criminal laws that punish parents and caregivers with fines and even jail time if they leave a child unattended in a car. But while those same individuals can be charged with child cruelty in Georgia, this state does not have any laws specifically pertaining to children left in hot cars.

However, in February 2015 the Georgia Senate did pass a bill that would protect good Samaritans when trying to save a child from a hot car.

But there are precautions that Samaritan must take before breaking into a vehicle.

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