Domestic violence is a serious problem that the courts attempt to correct with strong legal remedies. If you have been or are afraid you will be a victim of domestic violence, the law can help protect you and your children. On the other hand, if you are being accused of domestic violence–either in a criminal or civil court–it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your freedom and your family rights.
Cincinnati domestic violence attorney John L. Heilbrun has helped many people in the Cincinnati area pursue civil domestic violence charges or protect themselves from charges of domestic violence. Please call (513) 321-3940 or email the Law Office of John Heilbrun to schedule apoointment.
Two Types of Domestic Violence Procedures
A person can be charged by the police with domestic violence as a criminal offense, or the person alleging they or their children were victims of domestic violence can file a civil action in the Domestic Relations Court.
The person charged with criminal domestic violence or facing a domestic violence civil suit can benefit from the help of an attorney to protect them from the consequences of these accusations.
Consequences of Criminal Domestic Violence Charges
If you are convicted of a criminal charge of domestic violence, you may be placed in jail, be put on probation, and you will lose your right to carry a firearm. If you are charged with domestic violence or a criminal offense Temporary Protective Orders may be issued that may include eviction from your home and ban you from seeing family members, including your spouse and children. A conviction of domestic violence can never be sealed or expunged from your record and may adversely affect future employment opportunities as well as parenting rights.
Consequences of Civil Domestic Violence
If a spouse files a domestic violence civil action, the consequences for the other spouse can be very serious. Not only can the alleged abuser be removed from the home, they may be restricted with a civil protection order (CPO) that keeps them from contact with their spouse and children. The outcome of a civil domestic violence proceeding can have adverse effects on child custody orders.
How John Heilbrun Can Help
If you are a victim of domestic violence and want to file a civil action against your spouse, John L. Heilbrun can help you file the action in a way that has the maximum likelihood of success. If you are facing charges of domestic violence in a civil action, John Heilbrun can help defend you and assist you in presenting your side of the story to hopefully eliminate the potential consequences of fraudulent accusations and minimize consequences of anything that may be proven against you.
With over 35 years experience helping people in Cincinnati with family law problems, Cincinnati domestic violence attorney John Heilbrun knows the judges, magistrates and procedures in the city and surrounding counties. He can help you get through this situation with minimum stress and maximum success.
For a consultation, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun today.