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Ohio Domestic Violence Law: Ohio Criminal Laws


The main distinction between the criminal protection order and the civil protection order is that one may obtain a criminal order only after an offender is charged with the crime of domestic violence or another crime of violence under Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 2919.25. In contrast, a civil protection order may be obtained upon the commission of an act of violence, no other underlying cause of action is required.


New Legislation

Adds new offense of strangulation, in the domestic violence context. Will Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 2903.18.

Columbus City Code

Proposed Legislation

Ohio Criminal Laws

Court Rules