Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

my and my fiance got into a argument that went way out of control it go to the point she hit me so i grabbed her shirt to cawm her down then she hit me again the cops were involved they talked to my fiance alone the next thing i know im in jail because my fiance told them another story and he said because i was the main agressor by grabbing her shirt first that she had the legal right to defend herslef so i got out of jail and they issued a no contact and a tpo i have been complying with those orders but i was browsing through facebook and saw where she posted for everyone to view what happened and in that message she stated she hit me then i grabbed her shirt and she hit me again. if i take that to my public deffendo could he get the chargers thrown out and how get the no contact and tpo removed

Asked on 4/28/13, 6:50 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Tahira Piraino Tahira P. Piraino

As to the criminal aspect of the case, you need to speak with your Public Defender. If a person is represented, an attorney is not allowed to provide advice. The TPO is a civil matter and your public defender is not assigned to assist you in that hearing. I would speak to him/her to find out the procedure. If your Public Defender is not attending the TPO hearing with you, I suggest you retain an attorney. Certainly take a copy of the Facebook page to your Public Defender, as well as use it at the TPO. Do not respond to the Facebook or make any contact directly or through a third party.

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Answered on 4/28/13, 8:24 am

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