Assault & Domestic Violence Lawyers in Columbus
Charged With a Violent Crime in Ohio?
Have you been accused of hitting or threatening your spouse or another family member? Have you gotten involved in a fight and ended up with a criminal charge? Are you worried about the consequences and wondering what you can do to stand up for your rights?
At the law firm of Plymale & Dingus in Columbus, Ohio, we defend clients against all types of domestic violence and assault charges. Contact us today for a free initial phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable Columbus criminal defense attorneys, two of whom are former prosecutors.
Taking Your Side on Domestic Violence Accusations
The police take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. If they respond to a domestic violence call, the alleged offender is often arrested immediately. However, unless there is a visible injury or a witness, these cases usually boil down to the accuser’s word against the defendant’s.
We are experienced at seeking out all opportunities to stand up for our clients’ rights and defend them against domestic violence accusations.
Domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specific allegations. Penalties can include jail or prison time — especially for people with multiple convictions — as well as court-ordered counseling and anger management courses.
Domestic violence and/or assault cases often result in the issuance of a protection order (or stay-away order). A violation of this order is a criminal offense in and of itself. A violation of a civil protection order (also known as a CPO) is likewise a criminal offense and is usually subject to the same penalties as domestic violence or assault charges.
Defending Against Assault Charges
Alleged violence toward someone who is not a family member is usually not considered domestic violence but can still result in serious criminal charges. Many bar fights and similar situations end with someone getting charged with assault. We have defended many clients against assault charges and are familiar with the options that are available.
Contact us at (614) 418-6460 to discuss your case with a Columbus criminal defense firm that has over 70 years of combined experience.