Under Ohio law, both men, women and children are protected from domestic violence. Fortunately, obtaining an order of protection is relatively simple process. While we recognize that the circumstances surrounding protection orders are tenuous at best, DUI Akron provides support for those in domestic violence situations. Free consultations are available Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings. If you are in a domestic violence predicament, please seek safety immediately. We are here to assist and protect you. Our family law attorneys will help you navigate through the red tape. To learn more about domestic violence in Ohio, contact us via phone or email.
What’s at Risk
The state of Ohio treats domestic violence cases seriously. Severe punishment is allotted for those found guilty. The court may issue a restraining order to prevent parents from seeing their children or entering their own home. A judge may interrupt visitation rights, including loss of custody. In Ohio, citizens have the right to carry firearms. If found culpable, you can lose the right to bear arms. Defendants’ freedom is at risk when domestic violence charges are brought against him or her. You can receive probation, jail or time in prison. The repercussions for domestic violence are far reaching.
Domestic Violence within the state of Ohio covers a broad spectrum of behavior. If one engages in assault, battery, trespassing, child neglect, molestation, verbal abuse, stalking, threats and violation of court orders, it is considered illegal and therefore outlawed by the state. Men, women, children and household members are protected under the law. Even if a person is not physically harmed, it can be deemed as domestic violence. Threats via phone, email and fax are prohibited. Domestic violence comes in many forms and includes emotional, sexual and financial abuse. We are versed in domestic law cases. To learn more about domestic law in Ohio, call us today.
Domestic violence victims are protected under civil and criminal statutes. Protective orders are granted to individuals by courts of law. There are 2 types of protective orders in Ohio: temporary and ex-parte. A protective order can be granted on the same day an application is filed. The goal is to prevent further violence. Imminent danger gives cause for a judge to grant an ex-parte order the same day. A civil protection order is granted after the offender has had the opportunity to appear in court. If the defendant is not present, the CPO will still stand for up to 5 years.
What does a Protection Order Do?
A judge can grant any relief that it considers fair. This can include ordering the abuser to cease harassment at home, places of employment, relatives, school and businesses. The protective order will prevent the abuser from having contact with children. An abuser can be evicted from their home even if the deed is in their name. The order can require the abuser to pay the mortgage or rent, utility and phone bills plus monthly support. Counseling for the abuser may be a requirement of the protective order. Possession of vehicles may also be granted to the abuse survivor.