Domestic violence is often a misdemeanor offense, but under certain circumstances it will escalate to a felony.
For instance, if you have a prior conviction for domestic violence, a second charge is a fourth-degree felony, and you are considered a “repeat offender.” More than two prior convictions enhance the offense to a third-degree felony, which carries the possibility of five years in prison. And if the alleged victim is pregnant, you will face mandatory time in prison.
In many instances, a felony domestic violence charge is accompanied by additional criminal charges – this enhances the severity of your situation and greatly increases the risks. Felony domestic violence is considered a serious and violent crime – if you have been charged it is imperative you find an experienced attorney you trust.
Milano Attorneys is considered among the best criminal defense lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio and the nation. If you need help, contact us. We will relentlessly defend you and work through the problem together.
Contact us if you have been charged, or need help with, the following domestic violence matters: