If you've been charged with a misdemeanor in Ohio, you can find the legal help you need at The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin. While misdemeanors can be the some of the least serious criminal offenses, it doesn't mean that it's safe to take these lightly. Not only could you face severe fines, incarceration, probation, and a criminal record, but your personal and professional reputation could be ruined. This would further affect your opportunities for housing, employment, and more. Don't wait to speak to an experienced Akron misdemeanor attorney. We can help you understand your legal options and how to move forward.
Fighting the Penalties of a Misdemeanor Conviction
Without strong legal representation, a misdemeanor charge could get aggravated to a felony offense, or you might have to undergo the full sentencing available under Ohio law. Make sure you get time and a proven advocate like Attorney Zushin on your side to combat the penalties listed below.
We can help build a strong defense to get your case dismissed or reduced to avoid the following penalties:
- Fourth-degree misdemeanors. This can include offenses such as possession of drug paraphernalia and public indecency charges and lead to a fine of $250 and 30 days in jail.
- Third-degree misdemeanors. This could include offenses such as negligent assault and loitering charges. This could spell out a sentence of a fine of $500 and 60 days in jail.
- Second-degree misdemeanors. Covering charges such as theft, resisting arrest, a conviction could yield a $750 fine and a 90-day jail sentence.
- First-degree misdemeanors. More serious charges, such as drunk driving, assault, and domestic violence, could lead to getting fined $1,000 and spending 180 days in jail.
Our Akron misdemeanor attorney is passionate about defending the rights of the accused and ensuring that the criminal justice system doesn't violate our clients' rights at any point. When you're staring down the government-backed prosecution, we will battle for your freedom against an at times aggressive system that can overstep its bounds.
Call Our Akron Misdemeanor Attorney for a Free Consultation
The stakes are high, and your best chances of a positive outcome can depend on getting as much time on your side as possible. Our trial-tested attorney is ready to act quickly and work tirelessly to build the strongest defense possible, one that utilizes our insight into the prosecutor's process as well as our experience defending clients in complex cases.
Don't wait to schedule your free defense consultation! Call (330) 886-4672 or contact us online.