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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OHIO

In Ohio, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon a family or household member, or upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. Parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Ohio: 

  • Actual or threatened physical harm

  • Sexual assault

  • Rape

  • Sexual battery

  • Statutory rape

  • Stalking

  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls

  • Kidnapping

  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES CAN CREATE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES 

Domestic violence charges are some of the most serious misdemeanor offenses because they can include potential consequences, such as:

  • Prison sentence

  • Permanent restraining order

  • Inability to return to your house

  • Inability to see your children

  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job

  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment

  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program

  • Inability to possess firearms

Additionally, Domestic Violence convictions carry enhancement penalties for subsequent offenses, with each later offense being charged as a Felony instead of a Misdemeanor. Here, it is always best to have the initial offense reduced or eliminated at the outset, if possible, to avoid much more serous charges in the future should the incident again arise. 

At Tekulve Law, we are experienced Domestic Violence attorneys who diligently protect the interests of our clients. 

 

Call Tekulve Law at 513-752-0001 to speak to an experienced attorney today.  Free Consultation & Case Evaluation.