Penalties for Felonies Committed in Ohio
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There are many different offenses and violations of Ohio law which will can result in felony charges. Depending on the severity of your case, you could face extremely harsh penalties for a felony conviction. There are six different types of felonies in Ohio, ranging from charges in the first degree through fifth degree, as well as special felonies.
Each of these charges can be filed based on different offenses, and it is important to know the penalties that you could face for a conviction. Special felonies include crimes such as homicide and other especially serious charges. Other felony charges include rape, felonious assault, arson, maid fraud, counterfeiting, and drug crimes. Punishments for felonies in the state of Ohio range from one year in prison to the death penalty. Ohio Revised Code § 2929.14 explains the maximum prison sentences possible for the various degrees:
- First degree: 3 to 11 years
- Second degree: 2 to 8 years
- Third degree: 9 to 36 months for most third degree offenses, with some exceptions
- Fourth degree: 6 to 18 months
- Fifth degree: 6 to 12 months
Charged with a felony in North Central Ohio?
If you have been charged with a felony in the state of Ohio, you should not hesitate to retain skilled legal defense on your side as soon as possible. I am Attorney Mayer from The Mayer Law Firm and I am prepared to offer you the strong representation you need to see a successful outcome to your felony case. No matter what charges you may be facing, I have the experience and skill you need on your side.
Contact my firm today to discuss your charges and to begin pursuing the results that you need by retaining a knowledgeable former prosecuting attorney with years of reputable private practice. My team can set up a free case evaluation over the phone or at my Mansfield or Ohio office and get started immediately in the process of defending your rights and crafting a strong legal defense.
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