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Legal Information: Georgia
Updated: October 30, 2020
What is the legal definition in Georgia of family violence?
This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting a family violence protective order. “Family violence” includes the occurrence of one or more of the following acts when committed by a family/household member:
- simple battery;
- simple assault;
- criminal damage to property;
- unlawful restraint;
- criminal trespass; or
- any felony.1
You can read the definitions of these crimes on our GA Statutes page. Family violence does not include “reasonable discipline” by a parent to a child in corporal punishment, restraint or detention.1
1 O.C.G.A. § 19-13-1
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