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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. Contact a Ohio domestic violence attorney immediately if you are facing DV charges.

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 Ohio domestic violence lawyer from our firm.

At Friedman Nemecek Long & Grant, L.L.C., we are recognized for our work in defending against false accusations and wrongful convictions. Our Ohio 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 Our Domestic Violence Lawyer Near You?

Our firm is recognized as one of the most effective, successful criminal trial law firms in the state of Ohio, 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. We provide criminal defense to those accused in Cuyahoga County and Geauga County.

Contact Our Ohio Domestic Violence Lawyers Today!

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.

Our Ohio DV lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights throughout the legal process. Whether you're facing misdemeanor or felony domestic violence charges, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are upheld and that you receive fair treatment under the law.

Contact our firm at (216) 928-7700 as soon as possible by filling out our online contact form. We are responsive, and are prepared to discuss your case immediately.  Call now to speak with a domestic violence lawyer near you.

Ohio Domestic Violence FAQ

What constitutes domestic violence in Cleveland, OH?

Domestic violence encompasses various forms of abusive behavior, including physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and financial manipulation, among others. It occurs between individuals in intimate relationships, such as spouses, partners, family members, and household members.

What should I do if I am accused of domestic violence in Cleveland?

If you are accused of domestic violence, it's crucial to take the situation seriously and seek legal representation immediately. Refrain from making any statements to law enforcement without the presence of an attorney. Contact a skilled domestic violence defense lawyer to protect your rights and navigate the legal process.

Will I go to jail if I am convicted of domestic violence in Cleveland?

The penalties for domestic violence convictions in Cleveland vary depending on the severity of the offense, prior criminal history, and other factors. While jail time is a possibility, the court may impose alternative sentencing options such as probation, anger management classes, or counseling. A skilled defense attorney can advocate for the most favorable outcome in your case.

How can a domestic violence attorney help me in Cleveland?

A domestic violence attorney can provide invaluable assistance by defending your rights, exploring legal defenses, and advocating on your behalf in court. They can also help you understand the legal process, gather evidence, and work towards achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

What are the long-term consequences of a domestic violence conviction in Cleveland?

A domestic violence conviction can have serious and far-reaching consequences, including damage to your reputation, loss of employment opportunities, and strained relationships with family and friends. Additionally, it may impact child custody and visitation arrangements if you are involved in a divorce or child custody dispute.

Can I get my domestic violence conviction expunged in Cleveland?

Ohio law allows for the expungement of certain criminal convictions, including some domestic violence offenses. However, eligibility for expungement depends on various factors such as the nature of the offense, completion of probation or parole, and the passage of time since the conviction. Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney can help you determine if expungement is an option for your case.

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