Urbana, OH asked in Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: could I be charged for disorderly conduct when my father came into my house unwelcome and assaulted me with my own weapo

At my fathers I over heard my 5 y.o did something he shouldn’t have My father told him “if you ever do that to me I’ll punch you in the f*****g head” I came out said nothing & packed up to leave My son kept bringing up what had been said to him so my fiancé texted him a few days later asking him to not talk to our son that way stated he didn’t want to argue just not to do it again My father then turned the messages into violence saying “I’ll punch you in the face too(referring to my son and fiancé) so no one feels left out” he showed up banging on my door the next day knowing my fiancé was not home & my son had not gone to school yet, previous experiences with my father & knowing what he is capable of I answered the door with a baseball bat telling him to stop, leave & not come back until my fiancé was home or if he did try to come I was going to use the bat in defense He then charged in at me took the bat and hit me with it I punched back in defense & he left with the bat.

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Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Warren, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Did you call the police? I would call and report it, if you haven't already. If you are charged with something (doubtful if you haven't been charged yet), I would hire a criminal defense attorney at that time.

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