Domestic Violence

The Ohio Revised Code identifies Domestic Violence as follows: 

No person shall:

  • 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.
  • by threat of force, knowingly causing a family or household member to believe that the offender will cause imminent physical harm to the family or household member.

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, it’s important to contact an attorney immediately.


Domestic Violence convictions can have long-term negative consequences for future employment and court orders in visitation and custody cases. It may also affect your rights to have a conceal and carry permit. (Brady Disqualifier). A second offense can be charged as a felony.

Robert M. Dumes is an experienced criminal defense attorney in the state of Ohio helping clients facing domestic violence charges and allegations.

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By taking the time to understand your situation, Robert M. Dumes will work to provide the best possible defense and outcome for your situation.

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