Ohio Civil Protection and Restraining Order Attorney
Whenever Ohio law enforcement officers are called to the scene of a domestic argument or fight, they are usually required to take one of the parties involved into custody, regardless of what has happened or who might be at fault. The resulting allegations and criminal charges of domestic violence or abuse carry serious penalties, and can impact your life in many ways for years to come. Even if the other partner changes their mind or "recants" the allegations the next day, the prosecutor will often continue with domestic violence chares.
Domestic abuse or domestic violence charges can result in an order known as a Civil Protection Order (CPO) or a restraining order which can prevent you from returning home. In divorce proceedings this can affect child custody and parenting time, as well as support and property division. Those who are convicted of domestic violence, or who are under a civil protection order or restraining order may find it difficult to find employment in the future, and may experience investigation and restraint during travel outside of the US.
It is extremely important to immediately contact an experienced domestic violence and criminal defense attorney to defend yourself from these dangerous charges, to protect your interests and to work to have the CPO or restraining order prevented or rescinded.
Everyone Deserves and Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense. Contact a Domestic Violence, Civil Protection Order, CPO and Restraining Order Defense Attorney with over 40 years experience, or call (614) 360-2962 today.
CPOs and restraining orders can result from many allegations including:
- The abuse of a Child
- Spousal Abuse
- Rape of a Spouse
- Property Destruction
- Threats against a Spouse, Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Child
- Stalking, or Threats Related to a Former Lover, Friend, Co-Worker or Family Member
If you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence, or have a civil protection order / CPO or restraining order issued against you it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can begin to immediately investigate what has happened. Terry Sherman has more than 40 years and hundreds of criminal trials protecting the rights of the citizens of Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding communities. He will investigate the claims and motives of the person who is making the accusations against you, as well as any circumstances or events which contributed to the situation.
There are many factors which can affect the outcome of your defense including past (false) accusations made against you, current child custody or divorce proceedings, mental instability, the use of alcohol and/or drugs, the past records of those involved and the contributing behaviors and actions which may have led to the charges at hand.
For aggressive criminal defense representation contact Attorney Terry K. Sherman to schedule a consultation. Attorney Sherman's phones are answered 24 hours a day. He will give you an honest assessment of your case and make sure you know what to expect.