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How much time am I facing?

August 12, 2018

By Bailey Legal Group

If you have been charged or accused of committing a criminal offense in Ohio, you are probably concerned about what penalties you face. Below is a chart showing the maximum potential length of incarceration and the maximum fine you face based upon the offense level.

While these charts may present a scary introduction, there is hope and making contact with our firm is an important next step to easing your mind and placing your fears in the hands of experienced professionals.

1.01. Felonies *
Offense Level Incarceration (Range) Fine (Max)
1st Degree 3 to 11 Years $20,000
2nd Degree 2 to 8 Years $15,000
3rd Degree 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, or 36 Months $10,000
(Some 42, 48, 54, 60 Months)
4th Degree 6 to 18 Months $ 5,000
5th Degree 6 to 12 Months $ 2,500

1.02. Misdemeanors *
Offense Level Incarceration (Max) Fine (Max)
1st Degree 6 Months $ 1,000
2nd Degree 90 Days $ 750
3rd Degree 60 Days $ 500
4th Degree 30 Days $ 250
Minor None $ 150
* These guides are not comprehensive, there may be additional enhancements for repeat offenders, major offenders, violent offenses, and sexual offenses. Felonies of the first and second degree increase in increments of full years. Felonies of the third, fourth, and fifth degree increase in increments of full months. All misdemeanors increase in increments of full days.

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