Domestic violence is one of the most serious issues facing families and courts. It is a complex issue with an uncertain definition and often unexpected consequences. Just the accusation alone immediately affects both the accused and the accuser, and it can require careful attention by both a criminal defense lawyer and a family law attorney to fully find resolution.
At the Mason Ohio office of Haughey & Niehaus, LLC, our Oxford County domestic violence attorneys provide strong, reliable and experienced representation in criminal and family law. We can address all aspects of a domestic violence accusation. Whether you have been accused of domestic abuse or you have been a victim, we provide knowledgeable and reliable legal counsel that you can rely on.
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Many clients on both sides of the domestic violence issue are surprised how easy it is to obtain a protective order. Our criminal defense attorney takes on all civil and family law issues surrounding domestic abuse and restraining orders.
When there is legitimate abuse taking place, a civil protection order may be a matter of life and death. When the order is used as an over-reaction to an isolated incident or as an illegitimate tool in a divorce proceeding, the result can be equally destructive to the accused.
Domestic violence accusations can impact the outcomes of family law issues, including:
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As little as a perceived threat or even self-defense can lead to a criminal charge of domestic violence. The consequences are immediate — not only are you likely to spend the night in jail, but you may find the next morning that you are barred from your own home and children.
It is absolutely vital to get experienced criminal defense that can help you address the serious issues you may be facing. As an enhanceable offense where future charges of domestic violence become significantly more serious if you have a prior conviction, you need to challenge the domestic abuse charges that have been made against you.
As a respected Butler County criminal defense lawyer, our founding attorney, Dan Haughey, can put the right resources and ability behind your case.