Ohio Criminal Sentencing Charts

The Family of Criminal Defense Attorneys at Sawan & Sawan have compiled the following charts of the sentencing ranges for various crimes in the State of Ohio. The sentencing ranges are broken into two charts – one for misdemeanor offenses and one for felony offenses. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime in the State of Ohio, please call our team of criminal defense lawyers today at 419-900-0955 to schedule a free, no risk consultation with a lawyer. 

Ohio Misdemeanor Sentencing Chart

In Ohio, Misdemeanor level charges are the most commonly charged, and can have significant and long lasting effects. With the penalties as life-altering as they are, it is critical that you obtain an intelligent and strong criminal defense advocate to fight for your freedom. In the American justice system, the prosecutor has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime you are charged with. The Family of Toledo Criminal Defense Attorneys at Sawan & Sawan can thoroughly investigate a matter in order to cast severe doubt about the allegations. If you or a loved one have been charged with a misdemeanor in the State of Ohio, call our team of Criminal Defense Attorneys today.

This page outlines the various penalties authorized by statute as punishment for the conviction of misdemeanor offenses in Ohio. Misdemeanors range in severity from minor misdemeanors to first-degree misdemeanors. The penalties for a conviction of these offenses are as follows:

Offense LevelMaximum Jail TimeMaximum Fine
1st Degree Misdemeanor180 Days$1,000
2nd Degree Misdemeanor90 Days$750
3rd Degree Misdemeanor60 Days$500
4th Degree Misdemeanor30 Days$250
Minor MisdemeanorNone$150

*DUI, SOL and drug offenses hold mandatory and/or minimum sentence provisions.
*Nearly every drug offense in Ohio carries a mandatory license suspension ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

Ohio Felony Sentencing Chart

Felony level charges have the most severe associated penalties of any criminal violations. With the penalties as life-altering as they are, it is critical that you obtain an intelligent and strong criminal defense advocate to fight for your freedom. In the American justice system, the prosecutor has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime you are charged with. The Ohio criminal defense attorneys at Sawan & Sawan can thoroughly investigate a matter in order to cast severe doubt about the allegations. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Felony in the State of Ohio, call Sawan & Sawan today.

This page outlines the various penalties authorized by statute as punishment for the conviction of felony offenses in Ohio. It cannot be stressed enough, there are near infinite exceptions and additions to these general rules, so please consult a criminal defense attorney for specific information or legal advice. Felony penalties range in severity from 6 months incarceration to death. The potential penalties for a conviction of these offenses are as follows:

OffensePrison TermMaximum Fine
Aggravated Murder with Death SpecificationDeath; Life Without Parole; Life With Parole After 20-30 Years$25,000
Aggravated Murder without Death SpecificationLife with parole after 20 years$25,000
Murder15 Years - Life; Life without parole for certain sexual specifications$15,000
Offense LevelPrison TermMaximum Fine
1st Degree Felony3 Years - 10 Years$20,000
2nd Degree Felony2 Years - 8 Years$15,000
3rd Degree Felony1 Year - 5 Years$10,000
4th Degree Felony6 Months - 18 Months$5,000
5th Degree Felony6 Months - 12 Months$2,500

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