Dedicated Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers
Misdemeanor offenses are considered less serious than felonies, even though the punishment is still harsh and the offense is still devastating to the victim. If you have recently been accused of committing a misdemeanor offense, The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC is here to help protect your rights. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by up to six months in jail. OVI or DUI punishments are the exception in that the defendant can receive more than six months of jail for a conviction.
Examples of misdemeanor crimes include:
- OVI or DUI
- Domestic violence
If convicted, you could be facing up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. OVI or DUI offenders are subjected to an increased maximum fine amount. There is no guaranteed right to a trial by jury for a misdemeanor offense. Rather, the defendant must request a jury trial. Offenders, if indigent, are not automatically afforded an attorney unless jail time is a possibility.
Ready to take action? Call us at (513) 929-9333 for legal help with your case.
Facing Minor Misdemeanor Charges?
A conviction for a minor misdemeanor is not subject to jail time. The maximum fine for a minor misdemeanor is $150.00, plus court costs and any restitution if insurance was not available. Traffic offenses are considered minor misdemeanors. However, in some cases, a misdemeanor may result in a driver's license suspension anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. Therefore, it is important to speak to an attorney regardless of how minor the misdemeanor may seem. Laws are subject to change and penalties may be increased at any time. If arrested for any crime, it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your options.
Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges?
If you are facing criminal charges, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams is recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and is one of U.S. News' Best Law Firms. Please contact us online or call our Cincinnati office directly at 513-929-9333 to schedule your free consultation.