Felonies And Misdemeanors Carry Different Consequences
Misdemeanor and felony offenses in Ohio carry different degrees depending on the severity of the charge, which range from first through fifth.
While a first-degree misdemeanor conviction may carry up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine, a first-degree felony charge can include up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Don’t Let The Charge Fool You
Don’t let the fact that you’re facing a misdemeanor charge fool you into thinking you don’t need to take the situation seriously. In certain cases, such as with drinking and driving offenses, a misdemeanor charge can escalate to a felony depending on the circumstances and the number of OVI convictions the defendant already has.
Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony, your top priority should be to retain legal counsel and start protecting your rights as soon as possible. Only a skilled criminal defense attorney can steer you away from making mistakes that could end up tarnishing your reputation and costing you future freedoms.
Our Lawyers Are Here When You Need Us
If you’re facing a criminal charge, talk to the attorneys at our firm. At the Law Offices of Jason M. Donnell, LLC, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, our compassionate counsel and aggressive advocacy in the courtroom.
If you would like to retain our services, contact one of our skilled and experienced attorneys for your free initial phone consultation. Call 740-653-8171 or send us an email to set up an appointment.