Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanor Offenses

Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.
Ohio classifies crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies. A misdemeanor is generally a lesser crime than a felony which is handled by a local Municipal Court. A felony is much more serious than a misdemeanor with much stricter penalties, which can oftentimes include prison time and high fines which are handled by a county Common Pleas Court. Even with the varying degrees of severity, both misdemeanors and felonies will be reflected and remain on your permanent record.

When faced with a misdemeanor charge, hiring an experienced and adept criminal defense lawyer with experience for representation is essential. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients and have the experience in representing clients ’
charges with all levels of misdemeanors. We deliver the highest quality legal representation
from a team of professionals.

Crimes Classified as Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are classified by “degree” in Ohio law. From the least serious Minor
Misdemeanors to the most severe First Degree Misdemeanors. In Ohio, some common
misdemeanor charges are as follows:
 
Minor Misdemeanors: 
     
Disorderly Conduct
 
Unlawful Display of Law Enforcement Emblem
 
 Various Traffic Offenses
 
4th Degree:
 
Failure to Disperse
 
Menacing
 
Hazing
 
3rd Degree:
                
Criminal Mischief
 
Unlawful Restraint
 
Misconduct Involving Public Transportation System
 
2nd Degree:
 
Obstructing Official Business
 
Criminal Damaging
 
Drug Possession
 
1st Degree:
 
Theft
 
 OVI, DUI, Driving Under Suspension
 
Assault
 
What Will an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?
 
Misdemeanor crime charges can impact your entire life. If convicted, a conviction will be on your permanent record and can impact future employment, credit score, and even insurance rates over your lifetime.
In addition to a criminal conviction on your permanent record, other penalties of a misdemeanor conviction may include:
  • Probation
  • Community Service
  • Restitution
  • Fines up to $1000
  • Jail Time up to 180 Days
 
By hiring an expert defense lawyer, it is possible to reduce or avoid serious penalties. Hoover Kacyon LLC is committed to being legal advocates for any crime charged. We know the important difference between cases requiring a conciliatory approach and those that require aggressive litigation. Our legal team is highly trained and dedicated to each case.
 
Hoover Kacyon has these overarching goal:
  • to fight for your cause,
  • protect your interests,
  • provide reasonable and prompt resolutions to your matter,
  • to do it all with professionalism and honor.
 
Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Hoover Kacyon Today
 
A misdemeanor charge is a serious matter. A conviction can influence future employment, family, finances, and freedoms. The quicker a criminal defense lawyer can get to work, the better the chance of a more favorable outcome. Get ahead of the fast-moving court process.
 
Call your Summit County attorneys right away at 330-922-4491 or contact us online to make an appointment.