Common Ohio Misdemeanors

Common Ohio Misdemeanors

Ohio Misdemeanor Penalties

In the state of Ohio, misdemeanors are categorized into five different classes:

  • 1st-degree misdemeanor
  • 2nd-degree misdemeanor
  • 3rd-degree misdemeanors
  • 4th-degree misdemeanor
  • Minor misdemeanor

These classes are based on the severity of the crime and have varying consequences. Unless there is a specific Ohio criminal law allowing for a specific sentence, each degree of misdemeanor offense has an associated maximum penalty.

First-Degree Misdemeanor in Ohio

1st-degree misdemeanors in Ohio are punishable by up to:

  • 180 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • Both, jail time and a fine

Some of the most common examples include:

Second-Degree Misdemeanor Ohio

2nd-degree misdemeanors in Ohio are punishable by up to:

  • 90 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $750
  • Both, jail time and a fine

Some of the most common examples of second-degree misdemeanors include:

Third-Degree Misdemeanor Ohio

3rd-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to:

  • 60 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $500
  • Both, jail time and a fine

Some of the most common examples of third-degree misdemeanors include:

Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor Ohio

4th-degree misdemeanors in Ohio are punishable by up to:

  • 30 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $250
  • Both, jail time and a fine

The most common fourth-degree misdemeanors include:

  • Public indecency
  • A second traffic conviction within one year’s time
  • Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle

Minor Misdemeanors in Ohio

Minor misdemeanors are punishable by up to:

  • A fine of up to $150

The most common minor misdemeanors include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Disorderly conduct

Protect Your Rights Today

Don’t let a criminal charge change the rest of your life. A misdemeanor has the ability to impact your chances of securing future employment along with added problems relating to background checks. There are options available to you to help protect your rights and your future.

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