Domestic violence charges are extremely serious and cannot be ignored.  The sooner you get an attorney with experience defending domestic violence charges, the greater your chances of reaching a favorable outcome.


Domestic violence is defined in the Ohio Revised Code as violence against a family or household member. This means that domestic violence can occur between husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, parent and child, roommates, in-laws, or other family members.


At Riddell Law, we regularly represent clients faced with domestic violence allegations.   A conviction for domestic violence in Ohio can result in the following penalties:

  • Incarceration
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Community Service
  • Probation
  • Court Ordered Counseling
  • Restraining Orders
  • Conviction May not be Expunged
  • May Affect your Ability to Own Firearms

Additionally, if you have children, a domestic violence conviction may have an impact on your relationship with them.  Moreover, if you have a previous domestic violence charge on your record, the penalties may be heightened. Thus, it is essential that you retain the services of a highly qualified attorney.

Attorney Douglas Riddell has assisted numerous clients during his tenure who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, often in the context of contested divorces and heated child custody battles.  Contact Mr. Riddell now for a free consultation to gain a full understanding of what steps can be taken to achieve the greatest possible outcome in your case.

Contact a Columbus, Ohio domestic violence attorney at Riddell Law today.  Because we know criminal charges rarely arise during convenient business hours, we are available 24/7 to take your call at (614) 361-2804 or via email at


1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215 

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