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Criminal Defense For Domestic Violence And Abuse In Columbus

Because of the relationships involved and the complexity of the laws, domestic violence cases can be mentally and emotionally taxing. If you have been accused of a domestic violence crime in Ohio, I am Steve Palmer. I am the founder of Palmer Legal Defense in Columbus and I am an experienced domestic violence lawyer who will protect you and your rights.

What Is A Domestic Violence Crime In Ohio?

Domestic violence crimes are not limited to spousal relationships. The definition of domestic violence includes abusive relationships where physical violence, threatened violence and/or other forms of abuse exist. This can be a roommate, parent, girlfriend, husband or other close relationship.

Often, those accused of domestic violence are arrested immediately on the same day as the incident took place. If you are granted bail, a temporary restraining order will be put in place to ensure you, the accused and the alleged victim do not have any contact.

Examples Of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence can take on many forms. Most people associate domestic abuse with physical violence, but it can also include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation and economic deprivation. Even the threat of violence can be considered domestic abuse.

  • Physical abuse: Physical abuse can include striking, hitting, punching, hair-pulling, pushing or even ordering an attack from a trained dog.
  •  Emotional abuse: Emotional abuse can include harassment, threats, abusive criticism, putting someone in fear for their safety or life and stalking.
  • Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse can include sexual coercion, inappropriate or unwanted sexual comments, forced or unwanted sexual acts or advances, physical assault and rape.

Criminal courts in Columbus, and throughout Ohio, are extremely tough on domestic violence and domestic abuse. I have represented many clients who have been accused of domestic violence. I understand the complexities and dynamics of relationships that can lead to a domestic violence situation.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, and have been served with a motion for a protective order, or charged with a domestic violence crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you protect your parental rights if children were involved and help you protect your reputation and future.

Children And Domestic Violence

Children can experience domestic violence directly, indirectly, or both. When a child is the victim of abuse, including physical striking, verbal abuse, threats or sexual misconduct, it is ultimately seen as domestic violence.

A child suffers severe emotional distress when witnessing domestic violence and abuse. Therefore, if a child is present during the abuse of another, child endangerment charges may apply. Child endangerment is a very serious crime. If you or a loved one has been charged with such an offense, an experienced criminal defense attorney can protect your parental rights.

Schedule A Consultation With A Domestic Abuse Attorney

I have represented many people accused of domestic violence. If you have found yourself in this situation, an experienced defense lawyer can be an invaluable asset. To schedule an appointment, call me at 614-224-6142 or you can contact me online.