Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Dayton

Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting for the Rights of Clients in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, and Warren Counties and throughout ohio

Criminal Lawyers Fighting for You

Whether this is the first time you have been charged, or you have a lengthy criminal record, being arrested and charged with any type of crime means your liberty and your life are at stake. Once you are charged, you have an entire government and all its resources against you. Every aspect of a criminal case is designed to benefit the prosecution in their case against you. 

The Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Procedure, and the way the statutes are constructed are all formatted to favor the State. There is nothing more important than having the right Dayton criminal defense attorney to represent you during the criminal process.

Why Hire a Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney?

When facing complex criminal charges, hiring a Dayton criminal defense attorney with the experience and expertise required to navigate the judicial process successfully is crucial. The prosecution has vast resources at its disposal, and a Dayton criminal defense attorney can be instrumental in providing you with the best possible defense for your case. Furthermore, by hiring a Dayton criminal defense attorney, you will have an advocate who understands all aspects of Ohio's specific legal system, which could prove vital when presenting counterarguments or seeking an acquittal or dismissal during the proceedings. Additionally, while public defenders are available in most cases, they are typically overburdened by large caseloads. An overworked public defender can lead to a less than satisfactory outcome; thus, hiring an experienced Dayton criminal defense lawyer is in your best interests.

Kane Law Offices understand the importance of a strong legal defense for clients accused of criminal activities. Our criminal attorneys in Dayton provide complete advice and guidance to help our clients obtain a positive outcome. Call (937) 887-4700 to schedule a consultation.

  • Appeals
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Diversion
  • Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charge
    Drug Charge
  • Expungement
  • Forfeiture
  • Gun Charges
    Gun Charges
  • Intervention in Lieu of Conviction
    Intervention in Lieu of Conviction
  • Investigation
  • Receiving Stolen Property
    Receiving Stolen Property
  • Robbery
  • Sex Charge
    Sex Charge
  • Suspensions
  • Theft

The Penalties for Criminal Activities in Ohio

In Ohio, crimes are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors and each have their own different degree. The most severe charges, such as murder and rape, are first degree felonies while other crimes are lower degree felonies. Misdemeanors range from first degree as the most severe, such as Assault and Domestic Violence, to minor misdemeanors as the least severe, such as disorderly conduct or a speeding ticket. 

Sentencings for felonies are:

  • Unclassified: 3 years-life without parole
  • First Degree: 3-11 years
  • Second Degree: 2-8 years
  • Third Degree: 9-36 months or 1-5 years
  • Fourth Degree: 6-18 months
  • Fifth Degree: 6-12 months

Sentencings for misdemeanors are:

  • First Degree: 0-180 days
  • Second Degree: 0-90 days
  • Third Degree: 0-60 days
  • Fourth Degree: 0-30 days 

Besides jail time, there are a number of other penalties the court may impose. Dayton criminal defense attorney Travis Kane has years of experience handling all types of criminal cases ranging from the most severe to traffic tickets. He has dedicated his entire career to representing criminal defendants against the State of Ohio and has achieved all levels of success for many of his clients. 

At Kane Law Offices, we provide the right combination of experience, aggressiveness, affordability, competitiveness, and desire to win your case. Speak with our criminal defense lawyer in Dayton by calling us at (937) 887-4700 or filling out our online form.

Case results

  • OVI
    This client was charged with OVI after leaving a party.  Field Sobriety Testing was not performed well and he submitted to a Breathalyzer.  Due to our client being in the military, an OVI conviction would impact him severely.  We settled the case by getting the charge reduced to Reckless Operation and he did not receive any jail time of have any license suspension.
  • Burglary
    Our client was charged with Burglary after entering an abandoned house.  After a thorough review of the home owner’s claims, it was revealed he did not properly own the house.  This discovery was unknown to the prosecutor at the time and it was only as a result of significant additional research done on our part on behalf of our client.  The prosecutor had no choice but to then settle the case with a major reduction of the charge that we requested.  Shortly after, our client was able to resume his life.
  • Felony Driving Under Suspension
    We have represented this client on numerous charges and all have been successful.  On this case, he was charged with a felony Driving Under Suspension.  However, the State made a mistake and we exploited it.  Eventually, the charge was completely dismissed.
  • Burglary
    We felt this was a textbook case of confirmation bias, where a police officer has tunnel vision and investigates the crime from the point of view that the defendant is guilty and not from an objective position.  Witnesses said they saw someone leaving the area of a house that had been burglarized.  The detective decided our client was the one who did it and did not consider anyone else, despite there being evidence our client was not the person who burglarized this house.  We went to trial and the jury said NOT GUILTY.  Our client was immediately let out of jail.
  • OVI/Possession Marijuana

    Our client was pulled over and the vehicle smelled like marijuana so he was charged with OVI.  We were able to get the case reduced to a Reckless Driving and our client did not have to do any jail time.

  • OVI
  • Burglary
  • Felony Driving Under Suspension
  • Burglary
  • OVI/Possession Marijuana

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