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Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it can be a terrifying time. There may be confusion and certainly concern over what happens next, and what a conviction could mean for the long term. Depending on the severity of the charges, it can be a lengthy and rough road ahead. Even if the charges are for a misdemeanor, it is important to retain a Dayton criminal defense attorney to help.

A skilled criminal defense attorney can work to help get the charges reduced or even dismissed in some cases. Getting the charges reduced can be the difference between prison time and probation in some in instances.

Types of Cases Dayton Criminal Defense Attorneys Handle

At Comunale Law Office, we represent clients in a variety of different types of criminal matters. Unfortunately, even the most law-abiding citizens can suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law, facing criminal charges for something they may or may not have ever done. You may be falsely accused, may have been defending yourself, or were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Our criminal defense attorneys strive to provide the best representation possible and will aggressively defend you or your loved ones to help ensure the best possible outcome. Some of the types of criminal cases we represent include:

  • Assault, battery, and other related violent crimes
  • Weapons charges
  • Alcohol and drug-related offenses, which includes OVI and DUI
  • White collar crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Burglary, theft, and robbery
  • Underage drinking
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Manslaughter, homicide
  • Sexual assault and other sex crimes

Potential Criminal Penalties

The possible penalties for your crime will vary based on the charges brought against you. Crimes are categorized into two main categories. Under Ohio Revised Code Title 29, these are:

  • Misdemeanor: Typically imposed on someone with no prior criminal record, or applicable in less serious criminal cases like non-violent theft or a traffic offense. Misdemeanors can carry penalties of up to six months in jail and fines up to $1,000.
  • Felony: A felony is typically imposed on someone who has a criminal past or for more serious crimes like assault, robbery, or attempted murder. They carry longer sentences, like 10 years or more, and hefty fines up to $20,000.

Even being convicted of a misdemeanor can be a serious matter and have long-term legal consequences. A criminal record can impact your ability to get certain jobs, get approved for an apartment or home rental, get accepted into a school, or even get a loan.

Retaining a Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, contact the Comunale Law Firm at today to schedule a consultation.

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If you have been charged with a crime in the Dayton area, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Comunale Law Office fight to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results.

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