Common Domestic Violence-Related Offenses in Ohio
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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 conviction comes with it a stigma, 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.
Every domestic violence charge is unique, and some offenses require mandatory prison sentences, which means these types of charges are nothing to mess around with. The chart below explains what the maximum imprisonment and maximum fines are for all of the different domestic violence charges:
||6 to 12 Months
||6 to 18 months
||9 months to 5 years
||2 to 8 years
||3 to 11 years
If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense in the State of Ohio, you need to know your rights and have zealous representation fighting for your rights every step of the way, as the penalties that you face can change your life forever. You don’t want just any attorney handling your case when you are charged with such a serious offense, you need someone who has been there before and who you can trust. Contact Johnson & Core today for your FREE consultation with an experienced attorney.
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