Domestic assault is a serious crime that the state of Ohio will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Do not take a chance at receiving extensive punishment by not hiring proper legal representation. The domestic assault lawyers in Columbus, Ohio at Tyack Law will work to ensure that you receive the best outcome for your case.
Our battery lawyers in Columbus will work to defend your case against what will undoubtedly be aggressive prosecution from the state. The ramifications that result from a guilty domestic assault or battery conviction have life altering effects. Not only does a conviction have drastic effects on your personal life, it can severely damage your ability to earn a living and provide for yourself and family. If you have been arrested or charged for any domestic violence related crimes, it is critical that you contact the legal professionals at Tyack Law. Our attorneys have decades of experiencing in dealing with Ohio domestic assault/battery.
What Constitutes as Domestic Assault or Battery?
The definition of domestic violence varies from state to state throughout the US, and as such, there is no universal definition that can be applied to it. This is part of the reason it is crucial to hire an experienced Ohio attorney who is well-versed in the state’s domestic violence laws. Ohio defines what constitutes as domestic assault in ORC §2903.13. Under that statute, it is defined as recklessly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another.
Along with that broad definition, the state further explains that no person shall:
- Purposely attempt to cause physical harm to a family or household member.
- Intentionally cause serious physical harm to a family or household member.
- Through intimidation, cause a family or household member to believe that the offender will cause imminent physical harm to the family or household member.
Simply put any act of physical violence or any attempted act of physical violence against a family member of member of the same household can constitute domestic assault. Punching, choking, kicking, using a household object as a weapon or pointing a weapon at a household member as well as other physical acts can be considered domestic assault.
Why You Need a Columbus Domestic Assault Attorney
If you or someone you know has been charged with or arrested for domestic assault, it is imperative that you contact the legal professionals at Tyack Law. The consequences of a domestic assault conviction for the charges are severe. You can be charged with a penalty up to a 3rd degree felony, which carries with it nine months to three years in prison and up to $10,000 in fees. The charges can be reduced to a 3rd degree misdemeanor, which can carry a maximum of 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.
The minimum and maximum sentence that can come as a result of a domestic assault demonstrate the need for a competent, experienced attorney in Columbus, Ohio. Punishment can range from serious prison time to a brief stint in jail. Only through the work of a well-crafted legal defense team can you have your charges reduced.
Following an arrest for domestic assault, contact Tyack Law. We will immediately begin working on your defense to alleviate any potential criminal consequences you could face. Domestic assault is a serious charge that will not be lessened without the work of an experienced attorney. Contact us today at (614) 221-1342 or reach out via email.
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