Ohio Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is the use of threats or actual physical or mental abuse between spouses, family members, and/or those in the same household that creates an environment of fear and intimidation by the abuser over their victims. These abusers, often referred to as batterers, use any means of power and force at their disposal to keep control over their victims including direct physical attacks, threats or emotional abuse, and attacks against a third party.
Domestic violence charge in Ohio
In Ohio, domestic violence cases are handled in criminal courts (they can be classified as either a felony or misdemeanor offense) where restraining orders and emergency protective orders can be granted to protect the victim. Federal laws within the Violence Against Women Act further protect women who have been victimized and encourages prosecution of abusers. While these laws offer advancement for women’s rights, the ambiguity and severe sensitivity of charges can lead to lengthy and difficult court proceedings that are heavily weighted in the accuser’s favor.
Finding a domestic violence attorney
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence charges, it is vital to have a lawyer by your side to protect your rights. Domestic violence charges can lead to a federal felony conviction, which can permanently alter the rest of your life far beyond jail time and probation.
With the attorneys at the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey applying their extensive legal experience in domestic violence issues, you will be supported through the proceedings with sensitivity and discretion. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal situation and learn what we can do to bring your case to successful closure.
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