Domestic Violence Lawyer
An allegation of domestic violence is one of the most serious criminal misdemeanors in Ohio due to the penalty and stigma with such charge and conviction. At the beginning it is important to retain legal counsel to defend your life, liberty and reputation. Rutan Law defends people accused of domestic violence throughout the state of Ohio.
Domestic Violence Lawyer in Ohio
In these type of criminal cases it is the State of Ohio against the accused not the alleged victim. This in essence means once charged with domestic violence, it is no longer in the hands of the alleged victim to pursue the charges, but rather a unilateral decision by a prosecutor. Many times, the accuser makes an allegation out of anger, jealousy or ill will and later wishes to withdraw the allegation, but by then it is simply too late. However an alleged victim can influence the outcome of cases so its important to also seek legal advice on how to handle personal issues during the pendency of such cases.
Experienced Domestic Violence Defense in Columbus
At Rutan Law, he understands the severity of domestic violence charges and the process from begging to end. From helping to obtain reasonable bail so your free during the pendency of the case, to proper guidance, disclosure of facts as received and preparation. Most often your first plea offer is important best because that is the fist time the prosecutor gets to learn about the accused. It is important to have a lawyer that not only knows the facts, your side of the story but the human side of the accused.
At Rutan law, I not only focus on the facts and defenses but humanizing my client. I will do my best to achieve the best possible outcome to your domestic violence case, including possibly having charges reduced or dismissed. If you choose to work with a John P.M. Rutan Esq., you can be confident that your future will be in an experienced trial attorneys hands.
Other Practice Areas
- DUI and OMVI
- Restraining Order
- Sex Crimes
- Traffic Tickets
- Weapon Charges
- Assault Charges
- Drug Trafficking & Possession
- Hit & Run
- Probation Violation
- Theft Crimes