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When you’re facing criminal charges, it can feel like the system is working against you. Ohio Criminal defense attorney Nathan Akamine will guide you through the Ohio Court system and fight for you when you feel you have nowhere to turn.
Criminal charges are separated into 3 categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. These classifications are separated by the seriousness of the offense and the severity of the punishment given if found guilty of the charge.
Felony Charges in Ohio
Felony charges are the most severe charges, typically the result of being accused of a severe crime. The punishment if found guilty of a felony charge includes six or more months in prison, life in prison without the possibility of parole, and in the most extreme cases, the death penalty. Examples of felony crimes are murder, rape and third degree robbery.
Misdemeanor Charges in Ohio
Misdemeanor charges, although not as severe as felony charges, can still carry heavy punishments and they are often determined by the severity of the actual crime itself.
For example, an assault charge can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the severity of the assault and will consider factors such as whether a weapon was used during the course of the assault or how badly the other party was injured. Likewise, being charged with the same crime multiple times, like several DUI charges, for example, can upgrade a misdemeanor to a felony charge.
Infractions in Ohio
An infraction is the least serious charge. An infraction doesn’t carry any jail time and the ramifications of an infraction are typically fines. Some examples of infractions include speeding, driving on a suspended license, etc.
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Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services and Traffic Safety: Located at 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 / 614-466-7782
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It is important to know that all criminal charges can be fought – whether you believe you are innocent or not. With the help of a skilled Ohio criminal defense attorney, you could have your charges reduced or even dismissed with or without going to trial. See some of our recent case results.