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Can i file domestic violence charges against a person who hit me and who i am not married to or do not live with?

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The police came and told me i could not file domestic violence charges against the person who hit me - he lives in the next apartment from me

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Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately, they are correct although there are other charges possible.

Domestic violence in Ohio is defined as:

"(1) "Domestic violence" means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts against a family or household member:

(a) Attempting to cause or recklessly causing bodily injury;

(b) Placing another person by the threat of force in fear of imminent serious physical harm or committing a violation of section 2903.211 or 2911.211 of the Revised Code;

(c) Committing any act with respect to a child that would result in the child being an abused child, as defined in section 2151.031 of the Revised Code;

(d) Committing a sexually oriented offense."

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Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

You can still file assault charges, etc. The exact charge depends on the exact facts.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
WHEN A PERSON HITS ME, CAN I HAVE THE POLICE FILE ABUSE CHARGES?
Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

You can have them file assault charges. Abuse is not really a crime in and of itself under facts like yours.

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