Defendant Charged with Domestic Violence and Carrying a Melee Weapon has been Sentenced to Imprisonment for Two Years, Based on Evidence Produced by the Prosecutor’s Office

2019-01-23 15:51:36
Tbilisi City Court fully upheld the evidence produced by the prosecution and found P.T. guilty of domestic violence and carrying a melee weapon. 
Evidence presented in court by the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that P.T. physically abused his wife in presence of their young child in their own residence in Tbilisi, on June 28, 2017.
It was also confirmed in court that P.T., who had been sentenced to administrative monetary penalty for drug abuse, was carrying a knife on June 30, 2017.
Law enforcement authorities arrested P.T. in Tbilisi on June 30, 2017. He was charged under Article 1261§2(b) (violence against a family member, committed in presence of a minor) and Article 2381§1 (carrying of a melee weapon) of the Criminal Code of Georgia and was sentenced to detention as a measure of constraint.
Tbilisi City Court found P.T. guilty as charged and sentenced him to imprisonment for a term of two years, as a measure and extent of penalty.