Protecting Your Rights With Skilled Criminal Defense
Charged with a negligent or intentional criminal act? You probably have many questions about the charges you face, including:
- The severity of the penalties you may face
- How to defend against allegations
- Your rights in court
Trust Johnson & Core, LLP, in Columbus to pursue the reduction or elimination of the charges against you, whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges.
Misdemeanor convictions can be more than just minor inconveniences. They can carry penalties ranging from community service and a fine under $200 to six months of jail time and fines up to $1,000. From operating a vehicle under the influence to assault, we tackle your misdemeanor case to keep your record as clean as possible.
Addressing OVI Concerns
Driving under the influence (DUI), known in Ohio as operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), has a range of penalties that get more severe with each conviction. It is a first-degree misdemeanor for a first OVI offense due to alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications. Punishments include:
- Three days in jail or alternate program
- Driver’s license suspension
If you get a second OVI within 10 years of your first violation, you face increased fines, license suspension and longer time in jail, up to 20 days. A third OVI offense gets you a maximum of one year in jail. The lawyers at Johnson & Core, LLP, are skilled at reducing or eliminating DUI offense charges for clients and can help you too.
Felony charge classifications are first to the fifth degree and are for more severe crime allegations including:
- Drug offenses
Our Columbus firm has the experience to capably handle the most complex felony cases to pursue the best outcome for your situation.
Start Your Defense Today
It is essential to begin your defense as soon as possible to increase your chances of a successful case. Rely on Johnson & Core, LLP, to advocate in your best interests. Give us a call at 614-964-5288 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.