Understanding Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
These cases are not easy. They often involve instances of marital or spousal abuse, and in many cases the accusations are false. It is important that you find a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with experience defending against allegations of domestic violence as soon as you are charged.
People across Cleveland consider the team at Milano Attorneys & Counselors at Law among the best criminal defense lawyers in Ohio. We understand the importance of your reputation, relationships and life, and we know the impact a domestic violence conviction can have. If you need help, contact us. We will fight for you for as long as you need us.
Penalties For Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious offense and has serious consequences – some of which will last forever. Aside from the possibility of incarceration, a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction can:
- Prohibit you from owning or possessing a firearm
- Place you in prison for up to six months
- Assess a fine of up to 100
Because of the nature of the offense, it is not possible to expunge a domestic violence conviction – so once convicted, it will remain on your record your entire life.
More importantly, because domestic violence, by definition, involves a family or household member, it can have a detrimental impact on your relationship and time with your children.
Get Dedicated Defense
The outcome of this type of charge hinges on the state succeeding in the case against you, and that is far from a set result. We will fight every aspect of your charges tooth-and-nail to protect your rights. We will build a strategy with you that’s designed to protect your freedom and your rights. Call 440-941-0930 or send an email to get started.