Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence charges are serious. Conviction can result in jail time, fines, and the loss of your ability to own or possess a firearm. Most importantly, it will impact your access to your children.

If you have been charged with Domestic Violence, you need a lawyer who will aggressively represent you. The lawyers at Gorman Malarcik Pierce have successfully defended hundreds of Domestic Violence cases. We take a three-pronged approach: first, we will try to have charges dismissed completely. Next, we will work to have the charges reduced. If the case goes to trial, we will defend you aggressively, and force the state to prove each element of its case.

What Should I Know About Domestic Violence?


A charge of Domestic Violence arises from violence or a threat of violence toward a family member or a member of your household. It may be a misdemeanor (less serious) or a felony (more serious) depending on the facts.

The court will look at a few different factors to determine the severity of the charges and the penalty:

  • Did the situation involve family or members of the same household?
  • Was there a threat of violence?
  • Was there physical harm?
  • Was the act that caused the harm done intentionally?
  • Have there been previous convictions for domestic violence?

Why Do I Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer?


An experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer will help you to limit the possible consequences of a domestic violence charge or conviction. The penalties for conviction are serious: up to 3 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000, plus repayment of the medical expenses of the victim.

A conviction for Domestic Violence will affect your ability to spend time with your children. A conviction for any violent offense, even a misdemeanor, may affect your future employment, your professional license and even where you can live. If you get in trouble again, the earlier conviction for Domestic Violence will lead to a longer sentence in the next case.

An experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer will work hard to get charges dismissed, reduced, or even deferred while you complete a counseling or therapy program. The stakes are high. It is important to hire a skilled, experienced lawyer to defend you.

Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Gorman Malarcik Pierce Today


Being charged with Domestic Violence is a serious matter: it can affect your future employment, your family life, your finances, and your freedom.

The court process moves quickly, and the sooner you have a criminal defense lawyer working for you, the more likely you will have a good result.

Call us today: (330) 253-0785.

Our offices are located in downtown Akron, at 54 East Mill Street. We serve clients in courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and the surrounding areas.

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