The Ohio Revised Code defines Domestic Violence under 3113.31.
It is crucial to realize the seriousness of the situation you or your loved one is in, and how much is at stake. The penalties can be very severe and costly, and having a domestic violence conviction on your record has many effects on your freedom, your rights and privileges.
The penalties one faces depend on whether the Prosecutor brings a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Possible penalties include:
- Appropriate programs (substance abuse, anger management)
- Restraining order, temporary or permanent
- Loss of child custody
- Not allowed to possess or be around firearms
- Deportation or being denied naturalization or re-entry to the U.S.
- Jail time, with amount depending on the specific charges