If you are facing a domestic violence charge in Ohio, it is a serious matter that requires your serious attention. A domestic violence charge means that not only is your home in an uproar but that, on top of everything else, you are also facing a criminal charge. If this is the challenging situation you find yourself in, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced Ohio domestic violence attorney.
In the State of Ohio, the charge of domestic violence involves either violence or the threat of violence against a member of one’s family or a member of one’s household. The following both represent acts of domestic violence:
A domestic violence charge can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending upon the circumstance involved, the degree of injury caused, and whether or not the alleged offender has any prior domestic violence convictions.
In the definition of domestic violence, the following term definitions apply:
All of the following apply when it comes to identifying a member of one’s family or household:
The other parent of one’s child (whether or not the accused and the victim have ever resided in the same home) is also considered a family member in Ohio (for purposes of domestic violence charges).
When the domestic violence charge involves harming a member of one’s family or household, it is a first-degree misdemeanor. If, however, the accused has a prior domestic violence conviction or knew that the victim was pregnant, the charge can be bumped to a felony (the degree of the felony is determined by the seriousness of the circumstances involved).
If a domestic violence charge has been levied against you, the practiced Ohio criminal defense attorneys at The VanNoy Firm have the experience, resources, and legal insight that you are looking for. Your case matters, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us for more information today.
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