Offenses involving family members, often arising in the context of divorce and child custody proceedings, can be particularly troubling for numerous reasons. First, an allegation of Domestic Violence can often result in the issuance of a protective order and/or No Contact Order and/or removal from the home during the pendency of the case. Second, convictions for Domestic Violence are not eligible for expungement under Ohio law. Finally, a repeat offender can be subject to enhanced felony Domestic Violence charges. We have extensive experience dealing with these cases. We have a strong track record of success representing both men and women in cases involving Domestic Violence.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence, sometimes referred to as “intimate partner violence,” refers to a threat or violent act by one person against a household or family member. An alleged act of domestic violence can take place in the home or elsewhere, and can arise from almost any situation.
Perhaps a heated argument with a loved one crossed the line while you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Maybe your accuser is trying to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody dispute. No matter what the circumstances, there are few allegations as damaging to all aspects of a person’s life as domestic violence. When your family is at stake, it is vital that you have a seasoned criminal defense attorney at your side.
Since 1996, Marein & Bradley have successfully defended all kinds of domestic violence cases in Cleveland. During this emotionally charged time, our experienced lawyers can craft the best defense possible that takes into account your unique mitigating factors. Contact us today for a sensitive assessment of your case.