Domestic violence is often a heated, ugly, unplanned situation that simply went out of control. Often, the accusations are completely false, and baseless, and are one party’s attempt to gain an advantage over the other party. If you or someone you know has been arrested, we know you can’t afford to wait. Our Toledo domestic violence defense lawyers are here to help you act quickly to protect your rights and your future. Contact a Toledo domestic violence defense attorney at Patituce & Associates today for a free initial consultation.
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At Patituce & Associates, we never settle for less than excellence, for our clients or our team. That’s why our criminal defense attorneys are either former prosecutors or have significant experience in the criminal defense field before working with us. We also know you can’t afford to wait. Our defense firm is here to help you act quickly to protect your rights and your future.
Our Approach: No Case Is Hopeless
Depending on the nature of your case, you might worry that even the best lawyer can’t help. However, whether you face a felony or misdemeanor charge, you need to contact a skilled Toledo criminal defense attorney right away. At Patituce & Associates, we can show you how spending just 10 minutes discussing your case with a Toledo domestic violence defense lawyer can greatly improve your situation. To take the first step, fill out an online form or give us a call now.
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” I hired Mr. Patituce and his law firm after a string of unsuccessful attorneys. I wanted to go to his firm in the first place, however, I initially went with an attorney who called himself “seasoned” …. The truth is that the “seasoned” attorney never returned my phone calls, never told me what was going on, and every time I saw him at court he was laughing and joking with the prosecutor. Mr. Patituce was none of that, he returned my phone calls within a day at most. Most of the time he called me back within an hour. It was the best decision of my life to hire him. I walked out the door free, rather than going to prison.” – A.M.
Can Charges Be Dropped If the Accuser Wants That?
Once you have been charged, the case has been taken over by the prosecutor’s office. They take all domestic violence charges seriously and ensure that the victim and the victim’s rights are protected. It is ultimately up to the prosecuting attorney assigned to your case to determine if they will proceed with the charges against you.
- For a first-time misdemeanor offense of domestic violence, you could face penalties such as:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Monetary fines
- Court costs
- Up to 5 years of probation after jail time
On top of the criminal penalties that are imposed, the convicted will have several civil penalties. For example, they can never have possession of a firearm, cannot expunge the charge, and may be subject to a civil protection order. Finally, domestic violence charges escalate depending on the number of priors that the defendant has. A second domestic violence conviction is a felony with prison being a reality.
Contact a Toledo Domestic Violence Attorney
The most common mistakes we see are when people decide they don’t need or can’t afford a lawyer. Don’t make either of these critical errors. When you are facing prison, jail, and the loss of your reputation, you need a professional on your side. More importantly, you need someone who can make a difference. See how the criminal defense lawyers at Patituce & Associates can make a difference in your case. For a free consultation call (419) 597-5849