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
    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

Protecting Your Rights in Criminal Cases

At Kane Law, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and providing the best possible defense in your criminal case. Whether you are facing charges for DUI, drug offenses, assault, theft, or other criminal allegations, we have the knowledge and expertise to aggressively defend your case.

Our team will work tirelessly to investigate the details of your case, gather evidence, and build a strong defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome. We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with facing criminal charges, and we are committed to guiding you through the legal process with compassion and determination.

When you choose Kane Law for your criminal defense, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support
  • Strategic defense tailored to your unique situation
  • Thorough preparation and representation in court
  • Clear communication and transparency throughout your case

Don't face criminal charges alone. Contact Kane Law today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.

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 motivation 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Hit/Skip
    Our client smashed into a mailbox and did not report the damage.  The police tracked him down and charged him with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  We ended up settling the case with no license suspension and avoiding the mandatory 6 points on his driving record.  Our client just had to pay a small fine.
  • OVI
    Our client was charged with OVI.  We settled her case with a reduced charge, no jail time, no 3-day class, a small fine, and a short license suspension.
  • 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.
  • OVI 2nd Offense
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Hit/Skip
  • OVI
  • Domestic Violence

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