Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
Penalties for a domestic violence conviction can include jail, prison, fines, loss of gun rights, loss of employment, and loss of certain professional licenses. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence in Central Ohio, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Columbus domestic violence defense lawyer as soon as possible. The Columbus, Ohio domestic violence defense attorneys at Tyack Law have decades of experience defending against domestic violence allegations.
Handling All Types of Domestic Violence Cases in Columbus, Ohio
Section 2919.25 of the defines domestic violence as committing a sexually oriented offense; committing any act that would result in an abused child; or knowingly causing or attempting to cause, recklessly causing, or threatening force of physical harm to a family or household member. Therefore, domestic violence allegations can arise from almost anything. Spouses, children, parents, in-laws, close relatives, and/or roommates can be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. Despite the use of the word “domestic,” this type of violence can occur anywhere, not just inside the home. Domestic violence refers to the relationship between the alleged abuser and victim, not the location of where the violence takes place.
Common Domestic Violence Offenses
- Violation of a Protection Order: Under Ohio Revised Code 2919.07, an individual has committed the criminal offense of violating a protection order when he or she does not comply with the terms of a domestic violence protection order (also referred to as a restraining order). The protection order may contain any requirements or prohibitions necessary to ensure the safety of a victim of domestic violence.
- Domestic Assault / Battery: Under Ohio Revised Code 2903.13, an individual is considered to have committed domestic assault if he or she knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family member; or recklessly caused serious physical harm to a family member.
- Stalking/Menacing by Stalking: Under Ohio Revised Code 2903.211, an individual has committed the criminal offense of stalking or menacing by stalking if he or she is knowingly engaging in a pattern of conduct that would cause another person to believe the offender will cause physical harm or mental distress. Stalking may occur in person or through electronic means
Other Offenses Include:
- Spousal abuse
- Girlfriend/Boyfriend abuse
- Sexual assault/battery
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Child endangerment
- Violating a restraining order
- Violating a protective order
In addition to the criminal penalties for domestic violence, nearly every aspect of your life will be affected by a domestic violence conviction. Domestic violence carries with it a permanent record, possible loss of your professional license, possible loss of your immigration and/or naturalization status, prohibition from owning firearms, loss of custody of your children, as well as a potential to interfere with your current or future employment.
Tyack Law | Experienced Columbus Domestic Violence Attorney
The Columbus domestic violence defense attorneys at Tyack Law fight to protect our clients’ rights. Because of the potential for serious consequences as a result of a domestic violence conviction, it is important that you hire an experienced Columbus domestic violence defense lawyer when you believe you are under investigation for or have been charged with a domestic violence offense. The domestic violence defense attorneys at Tyack Law have decades of experience defending against domestic violence charges in Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, Licking County, and surrounding central Ohio counties. Contact the criminal defense attorneys at Tyack Law to learn how one of our Columbus-based domestic violence defense lawyer can help you with advice or representation.
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