Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer

In Ohio, misdemeanors are crimes with a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail. These are offenses that include traffic violations and criminal offenses that are classified in five levels: MM, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. The lowest level offense is classified as a Minor Misdemeanor (MM). Then they are divided into four levels, one through four, with a misdemeanor one (M1) being the highest level, with the strictest potential penalty of all misdemeanors.

There are various penalties for these offenses whether criminal, or traffic, that include fines, license suspensions, community service, probation, counseling and treatment programs.

Also in Ohio, more serious crimes are called felonies and they carry a maximum penalty of no less than one year in jail. These are offenses that are classified in five levels: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5. The lowest level offense is classified as a Fifth degree felony (F5). There are severe penalties for these offenses that include prison, fines, license suspensions, community service, probation, counseling and treatment programs.

We have extensive experience in Criminal Defense and serve the area of Colombus, Ohio. If you need Legal Representation in Colombus Ohio, contact our office right away or give us a call at (614) 229-4475.