Domestic violence is often a misdemeanor offense. In Ohio, misdemeanors are punishable by between thirty days and six months in jail, depending on the severity (or “degree”) of the specific charge you are facing.
Aside from the possibility of incarceration, a domestic violence conviction – even a misdemeanor – will prohibit you from owning or possessing a firearm. 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, a conviction will affect your entire life. And it can have a detrimental impact on your relationship and time with your children.
Domestic violence is a serious offense, and has serious consequences – some of which will last forever. 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 attorney with experience defending against allegations of domestic violence as soon as you are charged.
Milano Attorneys is considered among the best criminal defense lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding counties. 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 until the problem is solved.