Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined under the Ohio Revised Code § 2919.25 as knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to a family or household member; recklessly causing serious physical harm to a family or household member; or threatening a family or household member in a manner that causes them to fear imminent physical harm. Misdemeanor domestic violence offenses of the first degree of are punishable by up to six months in jail. The penalties are more severe if the accused individual has a prior conviction, and could be filed as either a fourth or third degree felony.

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