Licking County Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic violence is a serious crime and if you are arrested and charged your defense requires your full attention. The penalties for being convicted of domestic violence can be prison time, monetary fine, loss of rights such as your right to own a gun and much more. You could lose your job or have your professional license revoked as well as have to live with the stigma of having a criminal record. If you are arrested and charged with domestic violence, you need to immediately call our firm. At the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, we are experienced and knowledgeable Licking County Domestic Violence criminal defense attorneys with a zeal and passion for the law.

Domestic violence pertains to the act or threat of using violence against a family or household member. Usually, domestic violence is preceded by a spousal argument that escalates out of control or a situation where alcohol is involved. Domestic violence can be combative or sexual in nature, or it can involve threatening to harm the welfare of a child. You don’t actually have to strike someone to be charged with domestic violence. As per the definition, domestic violence can include the mere attempt to use force or knowingly threatening to use force to physically harm a family member.

Many people mistakenly think that domestic violence has to occur in the home. Domestic violence can occur anywhere, not just in the home. It is the relationship between the parties that matters as the infraction must include household and family members.

The types of domestic violence include the violation of a protective order, assault and battery, stalking, sexual battery and child abuse. If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence call the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, Criminal Defense Attorney today. Until then your first line of defense is to exercise your right to remain silent.

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