Cleveland Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic Violence: Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
False accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon. Once an accusation
has been made, the charges filed, either misdemeanor or felony, the process
is in motion. If convicted, there will be a great number of personal problems,
including fines, a criminal record, treatment programs, and the possibility
of having child custody and visitation issues to resolve. You could be
restricted from entering your own home, gaining access to your possessions
or contacting your spouse or other domestic partner by any means.
There are also cases in which there was some type of violence that occurred,
but there is far more to the situation, such as in cases in which a physical
attack took place and self-defense was necessary. These are dangerous
legal problems, and being innocent of the offense does not guarantee an
acquittal. If you are facing any charges of a domestic violence crime,
including spousal abuse, child abuse or other crime of violence, it is
imperative that you contact a Cleveland domestic violence lawyer from our firm.
At Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law, we are recognized for
our work in defending against false accusations and wrongful convictions.
Our Cleveland domestic violence attorney must get involved in your case
immediately. There are several legal actions that may be necessary to
assist you, and your defense case should be initiated as early as possible
after your arrest. Our first step is to speak with you and to hear your
side of the story. Our goal is to do everything possible to reduce the
damage to your life and future.
Domestic Violence in the Ohio Revised Code
Domestic violence is defined under the
Ohio Revised Code § 2919.25 as knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to a family
or household member; recklessly causing serious physical harm to a family
or household member; or threatening a family or household member in a
manner that causes them to fear imminent physical harm. Misdemeanor domestic
violence offenses of the first degree of are punishable by up to six months
in jail. The penalties are more severe if the accused individual has a
prior conviction, and could be filed as either a fourth or third degree felony.
Why Hire Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law?
Our firm is recognized as one of the most effective, successful criminal
trial law firms in the state, and serves as defense counsel to individuals
throughout the state and beyond.
Attorney Ian N. Friedman has been listed in
Ohio Super Lawyers® for many years, and is also the first lawyer to be named Lawyer of the
Year by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Each of our attorneys is extremely intelligent, creative, dedicated, and
principled, and highly skilled in defense law. Our clients enjoy working
with all of the members of our team.
Contact our firm as soon as possible or fill in our online
free case evaluation form. We are responsive, and are prepared to discuss your case immediately.
We know how important this legal problem is to you, and you can expect
that we will give your case the full attention and focus that is necessary
to get results.