Charlie Chase Says Penalties for Violating Protective Orders Should be Strengthened

Barrow County, Georgia: Today, Republican Charlie Chase said that, if elected, he will work to strengthen penalties for those who violate protective orders to keep victims of domestic violence, senior citizens and those dealing with drug addicted family members safe.

Said Chase, “Society is so much different today than at any other time in history. With the advent of Social Media and the influx of drugs in our country, incidents of stalking, scamming, violence and threats are increasing at an alarming rate. Families who are victims of domestic violence due to substance abuse and mental illness live in fear for their lives and are afraid to report their abuser because they could be released only to come back to terrorize them again. Increasing the penalty for violating a protective order will provide victims some peace of mind that their abuser will be less likely to terrorize them.

Currently, violating a protective order is a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison. Chase wants the fine to be $25,000 and a minimum of a year prison. He wants punishment enhancements if the victim is a senior citizen or a child.

“Violating an order of protection is a serious matter, but current penalties do not reflect that. When a Judge issues a protective order, it’s because s/he believes the victim needs protection from the abuser. We must support that victim by giving the order some teeth.”

About Charlie Chase:
Charlie Chase is the owner of All American Bail Bonds, LLC.. He is a licensed Georgia Bail Bondsman, a Licensed Georgia Bail Recovery Agent, and a Licensed Georgia Private Investigator, the founder of Square Investigations, Mr. Chase is also a licensed General Contractor in the State of Georgia.

Mr. Chase’s community service includes membership in the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, and the Barrow County Republican Party. He is a Master Mason, Rockwell Lodge 191, in Hoschton and a member of the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen. He is the Vice President of the National Association of Bail Agents and served as a Director at Large for the Professional Bail Agents of the United States.

Mr. Chase served six years in the GA Army National Guard, where he was the 48th Infantry Brigade soldier of the year 1986 and a founding member of H Co 122nd Inf LRSU, The States only Airborne Infantry unit.

For more information on Charlie Chase, visit his website at www.ChaseforGA.com

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