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Domestic Violence Charges in Ohio

By Kollin & Wilkins, PLL  Jan. 17, 2012 10:47a

Criminal charges related to domestic violence are among the most common criminal offenses filed in Ohio. Even relatively minor disagreements between family members or those living together can result in criminal charges due to an arrest-first-and-sort-it-later attitude by law enforcement. Once police officers are called to the scene of a domestic argument, it no longer remains a family affair but becomes a criminal matter. Accusations made in the heat of the moment may result in criminal charges which cannot be retracted. Once the prosecutor's office is involved, these charges become a serious matter which often requires the aggressive and skilled actions of an experienced attorney working on behalf of the accused.

In the case of domestic violence, the courts have a duty to ensure that victims and their children are protected. Thus, the law will be in favor of them; as the accused, you will need a tough defense lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair treatment throughout the criminal process. The type of charges you will be facing will, of course, depend on the facts of your case, including what, if any, injuries may have occurred to the victim. Class I misdemeanor charges will occur following an attempt to cause bodily harm, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. Merely threatening bodily harm can result in a Class IV misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines of up to $250. In cases where serious damage was inflicted on a victim, you may face additional assault charges, carrying penalties of up to 8 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

Trusted Legal Representation from a Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney

In any case of domestic violence charges, you can get strong and committed legal representation from the law firm of Kollin & Wilkins, PLL. The attorneys at the firm have 45 years of combined legal experience upon which to draw in defending you. A Dayton criminal defense lawyer at the firm is a seasoned legal professional dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring that your voice is heard throughout all stages of your case.

It is easy to give up in the face of criminal charges. You don't have to, however, when you have a strong defender. By contacting the firm, you can get the effective legal representation you need.

Contact a Dayton domestic violence attorney at the firm today.

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