When a spouse or loved one presses charges against you, you could experience the ultimate feeling of betrayal. Whether you are innocent of the crime, didn't know your actions were illegal, or had a lapse in judgment, police officers will tend to make an arrest without first properly investigating all claims in a domestic violence allegation.
Unfortunately, countless innocent individuals are wrongfully accused and prosecuted for domestic violence crimes that they didn't commit. We have made it our mission to make certain that our clients do not suffer the repercussions of a wrongful arrest or falsified allegations. When you cannot afford to lose a case, you can depend on a criminal law attorney who has decades of experience defending people in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland, Mt. Gilead and throughout Ohio.
Domestic Violence Penalties In Ohio
If you have been accused of a domestic violence offense, you could be facing serious penalties. The prosecution and police will not take domestic violence allegations lightly. They may try to make you out as a ruthless criminal and will do everything in their power to obtain any evidence against you. Potential penalties for a domestic violence conviction can include:
- Excessive fines
- Lengthy jail or prison sentence
- Payment of restitution
- Probation service
- Required attendance in treatment programs
- Permanent criminal record
Domestic violence offenses can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Some penalties may increase or decrease depending on prior criminal convictions or the severity of the alleged crime. Like many other violent crimes, a domestic violence charge could be life changing and could have a direct impact on your plans for the future.
We Can Defend You After A Domestic Abuse Arrest
At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we spend our days in court. We can carefully review the facts of your case and we can do whatever is necessary within the boundaries of Ohio law to challenge the validity of any claims against you. We know how crucial a solid defense strategy is in a domestic violence case. We strive to provide strong, effective representation that can help protect your rights, your children, your reputation, and ultimately, your freedom.
When you are ready to discuss your domestic violence allegations, contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. to schedule a case evaluation. By preparing your case for trial and by researching all the possibilities in your case, a domestic violence lawyer from our firm can represent you in a way that can help maximize your opportunities for a positive outcome. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so call us now.