The criminal defense attorneys at the Brannon Law Firm represent individuals accused of all types of felony charges. This can include but are not limited to drug charges, robbery, embezzlement, sex crimes, assault and white collar crimes. In Ohio there are five degrees of felony offenses. A first degree felony is the most serious and a fifth degree felony is the least serious. Based upon the degree of felony, punishments typically range from six months to ten years in prison and $2,500 to $20,000 in fines. With the most serious of offenses an offender could even face life in prison or a death sentence. In addition to going to jail, you could face large fines, loss of licenses (including your driver’s license or professional license), loss of your right to own firearms, right to vote, and face difficulties getting a job in the future.
If you are charged with a felony offense it is important to seek the advice of an experienced and aggressive Dayton criminal defense attorney. Most people that are charged with crimes are unaware of potential defenses. Some examples of potential defenses are unlawful search and seizure, failing to inform you of your rights, planted evidence and defective warrants. There may also be issues with the admissibility or reliability of the evidence which can lead to a dismissal of the charges. Even if there may be sufficient evidence for a conviction there are alternative means of resolving criminal charges such as intervention in lieu of conviction and diversion programs that provide for favorable outcomes and dismissal of the charges. A good criminal defense attorney will determine which defenses will provide the most favorable outcome for you.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Brannon Law Firm will investigate the allegations, witnesses and evidence to formulate the best defense given your specific situation. We also employ private investigators, independent laboratories and expert witnesses to testify regarding certain issues in a case. If you are charged with a felony, you should seek legal counsel immediately. It is important to understand all of your options and legal rights. The Brannon Law Firm will make sure you have as many options as possible and will work hard to obtain a favorable outcome regardless of the facts in your case.