Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Dayton

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

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 attorney to represent you during the criminal process.

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

  • Appeals
    Appeals
  • Assault
    Assault
  • Burglary
    Burglary
  • Diversion
    Diversion
  • Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charge
    Drug Charge
  • Expungement
    Expungement
  • Forfeiture
    Forfeiture
  • Gun Charges
    Gun Charges
  • Intervention in Lieu of Conviction
    Intervention in Lieu of Conviction
  • Investigation
    Investigation
  • Receiving Stolen Property
    Receiving Stolen Property
  • Robbery
    Robbery
  • Sex Charge
    Sex Charge
  • Suspensions
    Suspensions
  • Theft
    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. 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 attorney by calling us at (937) 887-4700 or filling out our online form.

Case results

  • Gross Sexual Imposition
    Our client was charged with 6 counts of GSI with mandatory prison time.  During the pendency of the case, the complainant accused our client of stalking her and driving by her house so the jail put out a warrant out and our client ended up in jail.  His family notified us and we immediately filed a motion and disputed the accusations.  After a hearing where we argued our client’s position, the court agreed with us and let our client out of jail and withdrew the warrant.  Our client maintained the position that he was completely innocent of these charges and we took the case to trial.  After several days at trial, the jury deliberated and came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges. Afterwards, the jurors complimented us and our presentation at trial and stated it was Mr. Kane’s performance that convinced them to say not guilty.
  • Weapons Under Disability
    After being chased by the police, our client threw his gun in some bushes and was then arrested for having a weapon while under disability. We took the case to trial and argued the State could not prove the gun belonged to our client. Despite evidence to the contrary, the jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Mr. Kane’s performance convinced the jury the charge was not proven.
  • Underage Consumption/Possession Drugs
    Our client was 18 and arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and possession of drugs.  We were able to settle the case for a $50 fine and no probation.  This result allowed our client to continue with her therapy and able to expunge her charge in a year and have a clean record for applying for college and jobs.
  • Domestic Violence
    Our client had a warrant for Domestic Violence and contacted us to help.  He was going to turn himself in to the jail and we instructed him not to because it was a situation we could fix.  Instead, we contacted the court and scheduled him to turn himself in.  We went into court and asked the judge to remove the warrant and let us resume the case.  The judge granted our request and the case was later dismissed.  Our client used our help and never did any jail time.
  • Permitting Drug Abuse/Child Endangering
    Our client was charged with Permitting Drug Abuse when it was discovered his friend that was staying as a guest at his house possessed heroin in his room.  Our client had a bad prior criminal record and was concerned about going to jail.  We settled the case and our client received a term of probation as his sentence.
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Weapons Under Disability
  • Underage Consumption/Possession Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Permitting Drug Abuse/Child Endangering

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