In Carrollton, you can be arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail based on allegations of domestic violence. We know this is a stressful situation, but it is important to remain calm to avoid doing or saying anything that may worsen your position.

The most important thing to do is to comply with law enforcement and then work with a domestic violence attorney to thoroughly prepare your defense. The legal team at J. Ryan Brown Law can explain the process of domestic violence arrests in Carrollton and how you can best protect your rights when facing charges.

How An Arrest in Georgia Works

For officers to make an arrest for domestic violence, they must have probable cause that the criminal offense has likely occurred and that the arrestee is the one who committed the crime. As we know, there is usually more to the story than the police incident report and officer statements, however, a statement from someone else may very well be convincing enough for the officer to have you arrested.

Be that as it may, in Georgia, a person could be arrested for domestic violence based on allegations they committed the following crimes against someone they share a home with:

  • Assault or battery
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Trespassing
  • Damaging personal property
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • False imprisonment

Under state law, a verbal dispute between people living together may be domestic violence. There does not need to be any evidence of physical violence for a person to be arrested, booked, and charged with this crime in Georgia. For specific questions about what actions may serve as grounds for a domestic violence arrest in Carrollton, speak with a local attorney.

What to Do After an Arrest

It is common for anyone to be in shock when they are arrested and placed in handcuffs. They feel their adrenaline pumping as they think about the unknowns of an arrest. Once arrested, here is what a person should do:

  • Do not resist
  • Provide accurate identification information
  • Remain silent
  • Do not exhibit any confrontational body language
  • Do not give or sign any statements
  • Invoke your right to legal counsel
  • When permitted to do so, call your attorney
  • They should NOT talk about the case on their free call because it is recorded.

A person who is booked on domestic violence allegations should contact a Carrollton attorney as soon as possible to ensure their rights are respected throughout the arrest and investigation process.

How to Avoid Additional Arrests

In domestic violence cases, it is common for a bond condition to be no contact with the alleged victim. The quickest way to turn a misdemeanor into a felony is to violate this bond order. If you do, prosecutors will likely charge you with aggravated stalking.

This bond order remains in place the entire time the criminal case is pending. However, if the conditions are right, your counsel may be able to petition the court, or prosecutor, for a change in bond conditions. The biggest takeaway should be that if a person facing accusations does anything to violate the bond order, they will likely be arrested again. Any contact with the accuser in violation of the bond order could lead to enhanced or additional criminal charges. After being arrested for domestic violence, a Carrollton lawyer could advise you on how you can secure your belongings, finances, and visit your children in a way that does not violate a bond order.

Call a Carrollton Attorney After an Arrest for Domestic Violence

After a domestic violence arrest in Carrollton, a skilled lawyer could help to defend your name and character by presenting a complete picture of what actually transpired. The legal team at J. Ryan Brown Law could work to negotiate a deal or move forward with vigilantly representing you in a criminal trial. Give us a call or send us a message and our team will review your case as soon as possible.


J. Ryan Brown Law, LLC

J. Ryan Brown Law, LLC