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. 

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 defense attorney 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

Ohio Criminal Laws & Penalties

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. 

The following are the criminal penalties for felonies in Ohio:

  • Life sentences: Individuals who have been convicted of murder, felony involuntary manslaughter, certain sex crimes involving victims younger than 13 years old, and kidnapping with sexual motivaiton face life imprisonment with or without the possibility of parole.
  • First-degree felony: A conviction results in a prison sentence between 3 and 11 years and a maximum fine of $20,000.
  • Second-degree felony: A conviction is punishable by imprisonment between 2 and 8 years and a fine of up to $15,000.
  • Third-degree felony: A conviction carries a a prison sentence between 9 and 36 months or ranging from 1 to 5 years, as well as a fine not exceeding $10,000.
  • Fourth-degree felony: A conviction leads to imprisonment between 6 and 18 months and a maximum fine of $5,000.
  • Fifth-degree felony: A conviction is punishable by a prison sentence between 6 and 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500

Sentencings for misdemeanors are:

  • First-degree misdemeanor: A conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of 180 days and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Second-degree misdemeanor: A conviction results in a jail term of up to 90 days and a maximum fine of $750
  • Third-degree misdemeanor: A conviction leads to a jail sentence of up to 60 days and a fine not exceeding $500
  • Fourth-degree misdemeanor: A conviction is punishable by maximum jail term of 30 days and a fine of up to $250.
  • Minor misdemeanor: A conviction carries a maximum fine of $150

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.
  • OVI
    Our client was a recent high school graduate charged with OVI due to marijuana use.  It was important to our client to not have an OVI conviction on his record because he was applying to colleges.  We were able to settle the case with a Reckless Driving conviction.  He ended up avoiding the OVI on his record and successfully completed the treatment the court ordered him to do.
  • OVI 2nd Offense
    Our client was a professional MMA fighter and spent most of his time at the gym or taking care of his newborn daughter.  His case was a second-offense OVI, which requires a minimum of 10 days in jail.  We concluded the case by having our client do a 3-day driver intervention course and no jail time.
  • OVI
    Our client was a young driver charged with OVI.  Since OVIs cannot be taken off a criminal record, it was important to us to put our client in a good position going forward.  We were able to get the charge reduced to Reckless Operation of a motor vehicle.  This resolution allowed him to not have the charge of OVI on his record going forward with college and employment for the rest of his life.
  • 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
  • OVI
  • OVI 2nd Offense
  • OVI
  • OVI/Possession Marijuana

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