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

  • Child Endangering/Possession Drugs
    Our client was charged with felony Child Endangering and Possession of Drugs when her husband’s friend brought a large amount of drugs into their home. Her biggest concern was going to prison and losing her kids. We were able to resolve the case in a way that got her out of jail, on to probation, and into drug treatment that she needed. She was able to successfully deal with children’s services and has progressed in treatment.
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
    Our client was accused of having relations with a girl who was underage.  It was our client’s biggest concern to not end up as a registered sex offender.  After several months of negotiating with the Prosecutor, we settled the case with a low-level felony charge that was non-violent and non-sexual related.  Our client received probation and does not have to register as a sex offender.
  • 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.
  • Domestic Violence
    Our client was charged with Domestic Violence after an incident with his stepson.  After several court appearances and a lot of negotiating, his case was settled with a guilty plea to a charge of Disorderly Conduct.  Because our client had security clearance at his employment, resolving the case in this fashion did not affect his employment and he is now eligible to get that charged expunged.
  • Aggravated Robbery
    Our client was charged with robbing a person at gunpoint and pistol whipping him. After a difficult trial with the judge being unfair to us and ruling against us on several key issues, the jury started their deliberations. Six hours later the jury sent a note to the court indicating they could not reach a verdict. The court ruled a mistrial, which allowed our client to later get a good deal and he has now resumed his life with his family.
  • Child Endangering/Possession Drugs
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Felony Driving Under Suspension
  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Robbery

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