What is a Felony?
The state of Ohio uses degrees to categorized felonies with the exception of the two most serious felonies, murder and aggravated murder. Except for these unclassified felonies, first-degree felonies are considered the most serious and fifth-degree felonies are considered the least serious. The sentences for each of these felony degrees are as follows:
FELONY SENTENCE FINE
Aggravated Murder Death, Life without parole
with death specification Life with parole after 20, 25 or 30 years $25,000
Aggravated Murder Life with parole after 20 years $25,000
Murder 15 years to life sentence $15,000
First Degree Felony 3 to 10 years in prison $20,000
Second Degree Felony 2 to 8 years in prison $15,000
Third Degree Felony 1 to 5 years in prison $10,000
Fourth Degree Felony 6 to 18 months in prison $5,000
Fifth Degree Felony 6 to 12 months in prison $2,500
Since felonies carry heavy sentences and fines, they can jeopardize your future. A felony charge must be taken very seriously and you should hire a top felony criminal lawyer right away to protect your rights and to your fines as minimal as possible.
Why should you hire my firm?
If you think that you are being investigated for a felony in Ohio, or have already been charged, you must consult with a reliable and trustworthy defense lawyer who has experience in felony criminal law as soon as possible. It is important for you to hire an honest, excellent criminal felony lawyer to research and evaluate the evidence against you, to protect you during questioning and to argue the facts of your case.
With 25 years of criminal law experience, I will advocate and fight for your case. I will stand by you to protect you so that you do not feel alone and intimidated in your legal battle. Please call my office at 216-932-2416 to discuss your felony case with me. I am committed to defending you and fighting for your rights in the most ethical and reliable manner.
I defend clients against the following felonies in criminal law: