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Dayton Criminal Lawyer

Dayton Criminal Lawyer

It is never easy to face criminal charges in Dayton, but you can fight the charges with the help of an aggressive Dayton criminal lawyer. At Comunale Law Office, we have years of experience serving the Dayton, Ohio community. We know how stressful it can be to learn that you have been charged with a criminal offense, and we also know that people make mistakes and that sometimes, Dayton residents are wrongfully accused of crimes they did not commit.

We handle many different types of criminal defense matters, and an advocate at our firm can discuss your options with you today for building a strong defense.

Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle in Dayton

At Comunale Law Office, we can assist you with a wide variety of criminal defense issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • DUI/OVI charges;
  • Driver’s license suspension;
  • Underage drinking;
  • Drug offenses;
  • Assault;
  • Battery;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Weapons offenses, including gun charges;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Sex crimes;
  • Theft;
  • Burglary;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Homicide; and
  • White collar crimes.

When you are convicted of a crime in Dayton, you can face serious penalties as part of your sentence, but you will also need to live with the repercussions of having a criminal record. As such, it is extremely important to begin working on your defense with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Dayton as soon as possible.

Penalties for a Dayton Criminal Conviction

What specific penalties can you face if you are convicted of a criminal offense in Ohio? The penalties you can face depend largely on the type of criminal charges you are facing, and the class of the crime. Felony offenses carry much more serious penalties than misdemeanor offenses, but there are different levels of felony offenses just as there are distinct levels of misdemeanor offenses. Under Ohio law, the following are penalties for criminal convictions in the state:

  • First-degree felony: Three to 11 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000;
  • Second-degree felony: Two to eight years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000;
  • Third-degree felony: Nine to 60 months in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000;
  • Fourth-degree felony: Six to 18 months in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000;
  • Fifth-degree felony: Six to 12 months in prison and a maximum fine of $2,500;
  • First-degree misdemeanor: up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000;
  • Second-degree misdemeanor: up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $750;
  • Third-degree misdemeanor: up to 60 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500;
  • Fourth-degree misdemeanor: up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $250; and
  • Minor misdemeanor: up to $150 fine.

It is important to note that homicide and other serious crimes do not fall into the felony classifications above. Instead, the court can determine specific penalties for such offenses, which can include a sentence of life without parole or even the death penalty.

Contact a Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney

Are you facing charges in Dayton? An experienced Dayton criminal defense attorney can help. Contact Comunale Law Office for more information.

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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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