Powerful Defenses Against State And Federal Felonies And Misdemeanors

Given the seriousness and complexities of state or federal felony charges, the lawyer you choose to represent you can have an effect on the outcome. And although they seem less severe, misdemeanor charges can also have serious and lifelong consequences with convictions. When your rights and freedom are on the line, the best option is a strong, aggressive defense from a legal advocate who will fight vigorously for your rights at every step.

At Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, we have the talent and resources to defend the accused against an array of charges, from drug offenses to murder. We represent clients throughout Montgomery County and Southwest Ohio from our offices in Dayton and West Chester. As skilled litigators, we can advocate for the best possible outcome to your charges, from the initial investigation through trial and appeals.

Understanding Felony And Misdemeanor Offenses

In Ohio, felonies are classified into five degrees of severity, first degree being the most serious and fifth degree the least. There also are felony offenses that do not have a degree assigned to them, such as murder, since the severity can be impacted by individual circumstances. The degree of severity impacts the consequences of a conviction, including fine amount and prison sentence.

The following are just some of the types of felonies:

  • Murder and aggravated murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Abduction
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Sale or manufacture of drugs
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Weapons charges
  • Manufacturing explosives
  • Theft crimes
  • Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
  • Child pornography
  • Grand theft of an automobile
  • White collar crimes
  • Illegal gambling
  • Felony OVI/DUI

Misdemeanors are also divided into five classifications: first, second, third and fourth degree and minor misdemeanors. First-degree misdemeanors are the most serious while minor misdemeanors are the least. Misdemeanor convictions may carry with them incarceration times and fines, which range in severity depending on the degree of charge.

The following are some types of misdemeanors:

  • Petty theft
  • Vandalism
  • Possessing a revoked or suspended concealed handgun license
  • Unlawful weapons transactions
  • Illegal cultivation/possession of marijuana
  • False reports of child abuse or neglect
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Public gaming
  • Disorderly conduct

Fight For Your Rights! Obtain Legal Representation.

The experienced attorneys at Sebaly Shillito + Dyer are prepared to take on all types of felony or misdemeanor cases. Don't wait to get the strong defense you need. Call 937-401-2526 or send us an online message and tell us about your situation.