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Ohio Domestic Violence

is a felony when ...


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Ohio Revised Code 2919.25(D)(3) sets the penalty for a felony domestic violence charge.  In all cases, the law includes both the below violations OR a violation of an out-of-state statute that is like it.  It states that a violation is a Felony 4 punishable by 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 months and a maximum fine of $5,000.00 if:


  • there is a previous conviction of domestic violence


  • If the victim is a family or household member and a violation of 

    • 2903.14 - Negligent assault

    • 2909.06 - Criminal damaging or endangering

    • 2909.07 - Criminal mischief

    • 2911.12 - Burglary

    • 2911.211 - Aggravated trespass

    • 2912.22 - Endangering children

    • OR ANY OFFENSE OF VIOLENCE

      • 2903.01 - Aggravated murder

      • 2903.02 - Murder

      • 2903.03 - Voluntary manslaughter

      • 2903.04 - Involuntary manslaughter

      • 2903.11 - Felonious assault

      • 2903.12 - Aggravated assault

      • 2903.13 - Assault

      • 2903.15 - Permitting child abuse

      • 2903.21 - Aggravated menacing

      • 2903.211 - Menacing by stalking

      • 2903.22 - Menacing

      • 2905.01 - Kidnapping

      • 2905.02 - Abduction

      • 2905.11 - Extortion

      • 2905.32 - Trafficking in persons

      • 2907.02 - Rape

      • 2907.03 - Sexual battery

      • 2907.05 - Gross sexual imposition

      • 2909.02 - Aggravated arson

      • 2909.03 - Arson

      • 2909.24 - Terrorism

      • 2911.01 - Aggravated robbery

      • 2911.02 - Robbery

      • 2911.11 - Aggravated burglary

      • 2917.01 - Inciting to violence

      • 2917.02 - Aggravated riot

      • 2917.03 - Riot

      • 2917.31 - Inducing panic

      • 2919.25 - Domestic violence

      • 2921.03 - Intimidation

      • 2921.04 - Intimidation of attorney, witness or victim in a criminal case

      • 2921.34 - Escape

      •  2923.161 - Improperly discharging firearm at or into a habitation, in a school safety zone or with intent to cause harm or panic to persons in a school building or at a school function.

      • Division (A)(1), (2), or (3) of section 2911.12 - Burglary

      • Division (B)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of section 2919.22 - Endangering children

      •  Felonious sexual penetration in violation of former section 2907.12 of the Revised Code


    • An offense, other than a traffic offense, under an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state or the United States, committed purposely or knowingly, and involving physical harm to persons or a risk of serious physical harm to persons


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