Accusations of domestic violence are some of the most serious that a person can face, as a conviction for this offense can have severe repercussions for the accused. Unfortunately, many of those who are charged with this crime are innocent, but were falsely accused by a domestic partner out of spite, or in order to gain an advantage in a custody matter.
Being represented by an experienced Dayton domestic violence attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of this type of case, so if you were recently held for questioning in regards to a domestic violence matter, please contact a dedicated lawyer who can help you begin formulating a defense.
Before a person can be convicted of domestic violence in Ohio, he or she must be found guilty of:
Furthermore, to qualify as a family or household member, a person must fall under one of the following categories and either currently reside, or have done so in the past, with the accused:
Earlier this year, these protections were broadened to cover those in dating relationships, who can now seek domestic violence civil protection orders against abusive partners.
Because there is so much at stake for those accused of domestic violence, it is important for defendants to build a strong defense, which could include:
To find out more about additional defenses that you could raise on your own behalf, please call our legal team today.
The penalties faced by defendants who are convicted of this offense depend on a number of factors, including whether they used physical violence in the encounter, as well as their prior criminal record. For instance, using or attempting to use physical violence against a family member is usually charged as a first-degree misdemeanor for first-time offenders. These charges are punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Merely threatening to use physical force against a family member, on the other hand, is charged as a second-degree misdemeanor if it is the defendant’s first offense and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail. The penalties for conviction become more severe for second and subsequent offenses.
If you were arrested for or have been charged with domestic violence in Ohio, please call (937) 952-5043 to speak with one of the dedicated Dayton domestic violence attorneys at The VanNoy Firm about your legal options.
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