After an unruly child was disciplined by her parent, the parent was then accused of domestic violence. This is a misdemeanor of the first degree and carries a maximum sentence of 180 day in jail and a $1000 fine. We were able to explain to the prosecution that this was an unruly child who was constantly disobeying her mother. The child was actually 19 years old, yet continued to live under her mother's roof, but wanted to live by her own rules. There was extensive negotiation and threat of a jury trial if the case was not dismissed. Eventually, the case was dismissed. If you were charged with domestic violence in Columbus, please get in touch with our office!