Toledo Misdemeanor Crime Defense Attorney

Toledo Misdemeanor Crime Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden provides Professional Misdemeanor Defense and other Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services for those in Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Maumee, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio Area.

Contact Toledo Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden regarding your Misdemeanor Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense Attorney needs by calling 419.509.7537.

About Misdemeanor Crime Charges: Misdemeanor crimes are considered less severe than that of a felony criminal offenses. Many people make the mistake of not taking a misdemeanor criminal charge as seriously as they should. The prosecution may often offer probation instead of jail time in misdemeanor cases if the accused takes a plea or describes "on record for the court" as to his her her actions relating to the misdemeanor criminal offense. Sure it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, unless the court allows you to have the conviction expunged or sealed, you still have a criminal record. A criminal record can interfere with various aspects of your immediate, short term or long-term life choices and goals. From housing issues, to educational opportunities, job opportunities, or even your ability to legally operate an automobile. Any situation in which you must disclose your prior criminal history, or when a criminal background check is conducted, a criminal record has the potential of standing in your way.

In the state of Ohio, there are four degrees of misdemeanor crimes:

  • Misdemeanor of the First Degree (M1): Maximum Sentence of 180 days and maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Misdemeanor of the Second Degree (M2): Maximum Sentence of 90 days and maximum fine of $750.
  • Misdemeanor of the Third Degree (M3): Maximum Sentence of 60 days and maximum fine of $500.
  • Misdemeanor of the Fourth Degree (M4): Maximum Sentence of 30 days and maximum fine of $250.

Defense of Misdemeanor Crime Charges: If arrested for a misdemeanor criminal offense, before you accept a plea or agree to a plead guilty with an agreement of probation instead of jail time, you should seek the advice and representation of professional legal counsel that is in private practice. All to often, due to being overworked or other circumstances, public defenders will often recommend that you accept a plea or lesser charge to avoid jail time. Many Ohio Residents have permanent criminal records because they either chose to not fight the charges, because they took the advice of an overworked and underpaid public defender, or they simply did not fully understand their rights, and did not think they had grounds for a dismissal or to fight the charges.

If you require professional legal services regarding Misdemeanor Crime Defense or other Criminal Defense legal issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo Misdemeanor Crime Defense attorney - lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC by calling 419.509.7537.

Law Offices of
Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC

4303 Talmadge Rd.,
Suite 201,
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Phone: 419.509.7537
Fax: 419.473.1929

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