Crimes of violence frequently are very serious offenses that can have long-lasting consequences for alleged offenders. While some of these charges are classified as misdemeanors, a majority of the crimes are felony offenses.
A person who is convicted of any of these charges not only faces the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence and incredibly steep fines, but the impact of the criminal record can be especially devastating. If you are convicted of a crime of violence, it can drastically affect your employment possibilities, your right to own a firearm, and your ability to receive certain forms of government assistance.
Cincinnati Violent Crimes Lawyer
If you have been charged with any crime of a violent nature, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Joslyn Law Firm represents clients all over the greater Cincinnati area who have been accused of assault, homicide, manslaughter, murder, or other charges.
Brian Joslyn has a lifetime of experience in defending people against criminal charges, and he will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome to your case. Call (513) 399-6289 right now to have him review your case during a free, confidential consultation.
Cincinnati, Ohio Violent Crimes Information Center
- Which types of crimes are considered crimes of a violent nature?
- What consequences does a person face if convicted?
- Are there defenses against these charges?
Some of the most common crimes of violence in Cincinnati their criminal classifications include:
- Aggravated Murder, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.01 — First-degree felony punishable by death
- Murder, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.02 — Second-degree felony
- Voluntary Manslaughter, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.03 — First-degree felony
- Involuntary Manslaughter, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.04 — First-degree felony if death is caused during commission of or attempt to commit felony, third-degree felony if death is caused during commission of or attempt to commit misdemeanor
- Reckless Homicide, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.041 — Third-degree felony
- Negligent Homicide, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.05 — First-degree misdemeanor
- Felonious Assault, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.11 — May be classified as second-degree felony or first-degree felony depending on the victim
- Aggravated Assault, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.12 — May be classified as fourth-degree felony or third-degree felony depending on the victim
- Assault, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.13 — May be classified as first-degree misdemeanor, fifth-degree felony, fourth-degree felony, or third-degree felony, depending on the alleged offender, victim, and location of the alleged offense
- Negligent Assault, Ohio Revised Code § 2903.14 — Third-degree misdemeanor
- Kidnapping, Ohio Revised Code § 2905.01 — First-degree felony, but may be second-degree felony if the victim is released in a safe place unharmed
- Abduction, Ohio Revised Code § 2905.02 — Third-degree felony, but may be second-degree felony if crime was sexually motivated
- Unlawful Restraint, Ohio Revised Code § 2905.03 — Third-degree misdemeanor
- Aggravated Robbery, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.01 — First-degree felony
- Robbery, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.02 — Third-degree felony if crime involves use or threat of immediate use of force, second-degree felony if crime involves deadly weapon or alleged offender inflicts, attempts to inflict, or threatens to inflict physical harm
- Aggravated Burglary, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.11 — First-degree felony
The possible consequences of a conviction for a crime of violence depend on the specific charge, but maximum penalties by criminal classification include:
- Third-Degree Misdemeanor — Up to 60 days in jail and maximum fine of $500
- Second-Degree Misdemeanor — Up to 90 days in jail and maximum fine of $750
- First-Degree Misdemeanor — Up to 180 days in jail and maximum fine of $1,000
- Fifth-Degree Felony — Up to 12 months in prison and maximum fine of $2,500
- Fourth-Degree Felony — Up to 18 months in prison and maximum fine of $5,000
- Third-Degree Felony — Up to five years in prison and maximum fine of $10,000
- Second-Degree Felony — Up to eight years in prison and maximum fine of $15,000 fines
- First-Degree Felony — Up to 11 years in prison and maximum fine of $20,000
It is important to remember that police errors and aggressive prosecutors can often result in innocent people being convicted of crimes they did not commit. Every case is different and there may be circumstances in your own case that are not listed below, but your attorney may be able to get the charges against you reduced or completely dismissed through one of these defenses:
- You were defending another person
- You were defending property
- False allegations
- Lack of evidence
Find the Best Violent Crimes Lawyer in Cincinnati
Brian Joslyn understands the tremendously overwhelming burden that allegations of a crime of violence place not just on an alleged offender, but his or her family as well. Joslyn Law Firm strives to treat every client with the utmost compassion and works tirelessly to obtain the most favorable outcome to such cases.
We will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case to develop the strongest possible defenses. You can take the first step toward justice by calling (513) 399-6289 to set up a free legal consultation that will let our firm review your case to see how we can help.