Toledo Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Toledo Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden provides Professional Domestic Violence Defense and other Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services for those in Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Maumee, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio Area.

Contact Toledo Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden regarding your Domestic Violence Defense or other Criminal Defense Attorney needs by calling 419.509.7537.

About Domestic Violence Crime Charges: A Domestic Violence crime occurs when a person:

  • Knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to a family or household member.
  • Recklessly cause serious physical harm to a family or household member.
  • By threat of force, shall knowingly cause a family or household member to believe that the offender will cause imminent physical harm to the family or household member.

The degree and type of domestic violence crime an individual may be charged with depend upon the specific actions and evidence collected involving with the alleged domestic violence crime, if the use or brandishing of a deadly weapon was used during the commission of the alleged crime, if a domestic injunction protective order has been violated, and sometimes the accused prior criminal history.

Burden of Proof in Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Cases: The burden of proof for domestic violence crimes may vary based on the specific crime the accused is arrested and charged with. Some domestic crimes, such as domestic assault may involve proving intent and/or the actions were not accidental. In certain sexual crimes, DNA evidence may play a role in establishing guilt. When prosecuting domestic violence crimes, the prosecution will not leave a single stone unturned. There is a tremendous amount of political pressure to seek convictions in Domestic Violence cases. Even if the victim chooses to drop the charges, the accused may often still be prosecuted.

Defense of Domestic Violence Crime Charges: Defense strategies will vary based on the type of domestic violence crime the accused is facing, as well as evidence law enforcement and prosecutors will use against the accused. Essentially everything must be put under a microscope. We may have to dispute the intent, accidental actions as opposed to intentional actions, or show the claims have been fabricated by the other party. We may have to establish that the accused was acting in self defense. We may also have to dispute DNA evidence, or in the case of stalking charges, show that the accused had a viable reason to be at certain locations that the alleged victim misinterpreted as stalking. Were the actions of law enforcement proper, or were the accused civil rights violated in any way? Essentially, if a question can be asked about the domestic violence crime, it should be explored in the defense of domestic violence charges.

If you require professional legal services regarding Domestic Violence Defense or other Criminal Defense legal issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo Domestic Violence Defense attorney - lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC by calling 419.509.7537.

Law Offices of
Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC

4303 Talmadge Rd.,
Suite 201,
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Phone: 419.509.7537
Fax: 419.473.1929

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9:00AM - 5:00PM

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