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What is domestic violence and how does Georgia law define it?

What is domestic violence and how does Georgia law define it?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior demonstrated in an attempt to gain power and control over another person. This can include physical, verbal/mental, psychological/emotional, or sexual abuse. Georgia law defines domestic violence as any felony, simple battery, simple assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint and criminal trespass. State law also requires that the abuse occur between persons currently (or formerly) living together, or between parents of the same child.

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