In many domestic violence cases, charges were brought simply because one person is attempting to take out their revenge on another person, oftentimes for insignificant reasons. Domestic violence is often the result of a heated situation that got out of control. Charges are often founded upon false accusations and emotionally driven statements.
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our Cincinnati domestic violence lawyers are well-equipped to defend you. For each and every client, we prepare our cases as if they were going to trial. Where many defense lawyers are not familiar with the consequences resulting from these allegations, our Cincinnati family crime attorneys are backed by decades of experience.
To learn more about your legal options, call 513-657-2440 to speak with a Cincinnati domestic violence defense lawyer! We offer free case evaluations.
Penalties for Domestic Violence in Ohio
Most domestic violence charges begin as a misdemeanor. In some cases, they could become a felony if you have a certain previous criminal history already established. If you are in the military or serve as a police officer, a conviction of domestic violence will end your career. A domestic violence misdemeanor can be brought on by something as small as a scratch.
Penalties for misdemeanor charges include:
- A maximum of 6 months in jail
- Significant fines
- Costs of going to court
- A maximum of 5 years’ probation in addition to time in jail
In addition to these penalties, the convicted may never be able to possess a firearm, never be able to have the charge expunged, and may have to be subject to a civil protection order. The severity of domestic violence charges escalates according to the number of prior charges that a defendant has. A second charge of domestic violence is considered a felony.
Cal Our Cincinnati Domestic Violence Lawyers for the Best Defense!
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we believe that our job is to defend our client and fight for the family to be able to reconcile once the case is over. Contact us today at 513-657-2440 for a free consultation! We accept cash, check, money orders, and all major credit cards.