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Violent Crimes in Ohio may include several different offenses and range from the misdemeanor to the felony levels. If you are accused of committing a Violent Crime in Ohio, there are many consequences which you may face. The threat of going to jail or prison is a very real possibility and many Violent Crimes in Ohio are able to be enhanced. That means that if you are convicted of some Violent Crimes in Ohio, and are later charged with another Violent Crime in Ohio that later offense may be a higher level of offense and therefore subject to more serious penalties.

Violent crimes in Ohio can have devastating impacts on the lives of all the people involved. Not only is the accused deeply affected, but so is there family. The stresses of dealing with being accused of a violent crime in Ohio can have adverse effects in every aspect of life.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today to discuss your Violent Crimes case. Your no-obligation consultation if free and confidential.

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Common Violent Crimes Charged Are:

  • Felonious Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Menacing
  • Menacing
  • Aggravated Murder
  • Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Abduction

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Felonious Assault – Ohio Revised Code 2903.11

Felonious Assault in Ohio cases are very serious charges which require painstaking preparation and investigation by an experienced and aggressive Felonious Assault in Ohio Lawyer.  

In order to be convicted of Felonious Assault in Ohio, the prosecuting attorney must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Knowingly did either of the following:

  • Caused serious physical harm to another or another’s unborn; or

  • Caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.

In most cases Felonious Assault in Ohio is a Second Degree Felony and is punishable by up to 2 – 8 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000.00. If you are convicted or plead guilty to Felonious Assault in Ohio there is a presumption of a prison term.  

You have much to lose if you are convicted of Felonious Assault in Ohio. That is why it is so important that you have an experienced and aggressive Felonious Assault in Ohio Lawyer on your side.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Felonious Assault in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Aggravated Assault – Ohio Revised Code 2903.12

Mostly the differences between Felonious Assault in Ohio and Aggravated Assault in Ohio involve sudden passion or sudden fit of rage.

To be convicted of Aggravated Assault in Ohio, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • While under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which was brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, knowingly:

  • Cause serious physical harm to another or another’s unborn; or

  • Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.

Depending on the facts surrounding your case, Aggravated Assault in Ohio is a Fourth Degree Felony and is punishable by up to 6 – 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.00. If there is a specification and you are convicted of that as well, the court must impose a mandatory prison term which must be served day for day, before you begin serving any time imposed on the Aggravated Assault in Ohio charge. There may be instances in which Aggravated Assault is a Third Degree Felony and may have a mandatory prison term.

There are two sides to every story and regardless of the reasons why you were charged with Aggravated Assault in Ohio, you need an experienced and aggressive Aggravated Assault in Ohio Lawyer to assist you in every step of your defense. Any defenses which may be available to you must be established and witnesses interviewed to ensure that all of your rights are protected.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Aggravated Assault in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Assault – Ohio Revised Code 2903.13

Assault in Ohio is sometimes referred to as “simple assault�?. It is considered a violent offense and can have a harmful effect on the lives of everyone involved in an allegation of Assault in Ohio.

Before you can be convicted of Assault in Ohio, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another or another’s unborn; or

  • Recklessly caused serious physical harm to another or another’s unborn.

Generally a conviction or plea of Assault in Ohio is a First Degree Misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. Depending on the facts of the particular case, Assault in Ohio may be charged as a Third, Fourth or Fifth Degree Felony. Some cases may also carry mandatory jail time on a conviction or plea to Assault in Ohio.

You need an experienced and aggressive Assault in Ohio Lawyer to support you throughout the case and protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Assault in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Domestic Violence – Ohio Revised Code 2919.25

There are few charges as emotionally charged as Domestic Violence in Ohio. Whenever disagreements with loved ones escalate, police might get involved. When this happens, Domestic Violence in Ohio law requires that police officers must determine who the primary aggressor is and take that person to jail. When you or a loved one is taken to jail for Domestic Violence in Ohio, it is important that you or your loved one is released as quickly as possible to return to work, school or other commitments.  

In order to be convicted of Domestic Violence in Ohio the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member; or

  • Recklessly caused serious physical harm to a family or household member; or

  • By threat of force…knowingly caused a family or household member to believe that you will cause imminent physical harm to the family or household member.

Mostly Domestic Violence in Ohio is a First Degree Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. It is an enhanceable offense, which means that if you are convicted or plead guilty to Domestic Violence in Ohio, subsequent offenses may be a charged as a Fourth Degree Felony and punishable by up to 6 – 8 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.00. Depending on the facts of the particular case and your prior record, Domestic Violence in Ohio cases may be a Third Degree Felony or a Second Degree Felony. In any case, a conviction for Domestic Violence in Ohio permanently disqualifies you or your loved one from purchasing, owning or possessing a firearm.

Most Domestic Violence in Ohio cases have accompanying temporary and/or Civil Protection Order cases filed with other courts. It is important to ensure that those matters are addressed as well. An experienced and aggressive Domestic Violence in Ohio lawyer can support you and protect your rights through all proceedings pending as a result of a Domestic Violence in Ohio allegation.

In order to protect your rights and ensure that you get the proper results having an experienced and aggressive Domestic Violence in Ohio Lawyer is essential.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Domestic Violence in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Aggravated Menacing – Ohio Revised Code 2903.21

In Ohio Aggravated Menacing means that you or a loved one is accused of leading someone to believe that you or your loved one would cause serious harm to them, their property, or a family member.

In order to be convicted of Aggravated Menacing in Ohio the prosecutor must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Knowingly caused another to believe that you will cause serious physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person’s unborn, or a member of the other person’s immediate family.

Generally Aggravated Menacing in Ohio is a first degree misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. However, there may be instances where Aggravated Menacing in Ohio may be a Fifth Degree Felony and punishable by up to 6 to 12 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500.00 or a Fourth Degree Felony punishable by up to 6 to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.00.

An experienced and aggressive Ohio Aggravated Menacing Lawyer can help you determine the best course or action and analyze any available defenses to present at trial.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Aggravated Menacing case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Menacing – Ohio Revised Code 2903.211

In Ohio Menacing means that you or a loved one is accused of leading someone to believe that you or your loved one would cause harm to them, their property or their family member. If you are charged with Menacing in Ohio it may be very difficult to understand that the behavior you are alleged to have done or words that you are alleged to have said would constitute Menacing in Ohio.

In order to be convicted of Menacing in Ohio the prosecuting attorney must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Knowingly caused another to believe that you will cause physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person’s unborn, or a member of the other person’s immediate family.

In general, Menacing in Ohio is a fourth degree misdemeanor and punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $250.00 fine. However, there may be some instances where Menacing in Ohio is a first degree misdemeanor and may be punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00 or even a fourth degree felony punishable by up to 6 to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.00.

An experienced and aggressive Ohio Menacing Lawyer can analyze your case and help you to best develop and present your defense at trial.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Menacing case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Aggravated Murder – Ohio Revised Code 2903.01

In Ohio Aggravated Murder is an extremely serious offense. Not only is your liberty at stake but so is your life. If you are charged with Aggravated Murder in Ohio the prosecution may seek the death penalty. This means that if you are found guilty of Aggravated Murder in Ohio, you may be put to death. That is why it is so important that you have an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Ohio Aggravated Murder Defense Lawyer to represent you through every step of the proceedings.

In order to be convicted of Aggravated Murder in Ohio the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the death of another; or

  • Purposely cause the death of another while committing or attempting to commit, or while fleeing immediately after committing or attempting to commit, kidnapping, rape, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary, trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, terrorism, or escape.

There are other sections under which a person may be charged with Aggravated Murder in Ohio. No matter which section is charged your liberty and your life is at stake. There may be many defenses that can be utilized in an Ohio Aggravated Murder case. An experienced, aggressive and dedicated Ohio Aggravated Murder Defense Lawyer can analyze the case to ensure that all possible defenses are investigated, all witnesses are interviewed and experts sought and obtained. When it is your life at risk you cannot afford to go it alone.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Aggravated Murder case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Murder – Ohio Revised Code 2903.02

Ohio Murder cases are also extremely serious cases which require careful investigation by an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Ohio Murder Defense Attorney.

In order to be convicted of Murder in Ohio the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you or a loved one:

  • Purposely caused the death of another; or

  • Cause the death of another as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit an offense of violence that is a felony of the first or second degree….

If the prosecution cannot prove each and every element of the offense of Murder in Ohio, then you or your loved one must be found Not Guilty. It is important to have an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Columbus Murder Defense Attorney represent you throughout every stage of the proceedings – from initial interviews with the police through jury trial. There are many defenses which may be available and must be explored and developed. There is simply too much to lose.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Murder case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Voluntary Manslaughter – Ohio Revised Code 2903.03

In Ohio Voluntary Manslaughter cases, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you or a loved one:

  • While under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, knowingly cause the death of another….

If the prosecution cannot prove each and every element of your Ohio Voluntary Manslaughter case, then you or your loved one must be found Not Guilty. It is critical that you have proper representation in your Ohio Voluntary Manslaughter case. You need an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Columbus Voluntary Manslaughter Defense Lawyer to represent you.

There may be many defenses available to you in a Ohio Voluntary Manslaughter case. Examples of possible defenses may include: self-defense, defense of others, . These, and potentially other, defenses can be explored and outlined through tracking down and interviewing witnesses and utilizing various experts.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Voluntary Manslaughter case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Involuntary Manslaughter – Ohio Revised Code 2903.04

In Ohio Involuntary Manslaughter cases, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you or a loved one:

  • Caused the death of another as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit a felony; or

  • Caused the death of another as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor of any degree, a regulatory offense, or a minor misdemeanor ….

If the State has not proven each element of the offense of Ohio Involuntary Manslaughter then you or your loved one must be found Not Guilty. Proper representation by an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Columbus Involuntary Manslaughter Defense Lawyer is imperative.

You may have defenses available to you in your Ohio Involuntary Manslaughter case. A thorough investigation by an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Columbus Involuntary Manslaughter Defense Lawyer is essential.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Involuntary Manslaughter case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Reckless Homicide – Ohio Revised Code 2903.041

Ohio Reckless Homicide is a Third Degree Felony. In Ohio Reckless Homicide cases, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you or a loved one:

  • Recklessly caused the death of another.

If the State fails to prove each and every element of the offense of Ohio Reckless Homicide then you or your loved one must be found Not Guilty. There are defenses that may be available to you and only an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Columbus Reckless Homicide Lawyer can help you develop those potential defenses.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Reckless Homicide case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Aggravated Robbery – Ohio Revised Code 2911.01

A very serious offense, Aggravated Robbery in Ohio is a more serious offense than Robbery in Ohio and generally involves the use of a deadly weapon. Aggravated Robbery in Ohio cases are treated very seriously by the court and the risk for significant prison time is very real.

To be convicted of Aggravated Robbery in Ohio, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • In attempting or committing a theft offense, or in fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense, shall do any of the following:

  • Have a deadly weapon on or about your person or under your control and either display the weapon, brandish it, indicate that you possessed it or used it; and/or

  • Have a dangerous ordnance on or about your person or under your control; and/or

  • Inflict, or attempt to inflict, serious physical harm on another.

Aggravated Robbery in Ohio generally a First Degree Felony and is punishable by up to 3 – 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.00. A conviction or plea to Aggravated Robbery in Ohio creates a presumption in favor of imposing a prison term.

You must have an experienced and aggressive Aggravated Robbery in Ohio Lawyer to assist you in your defense and to make certain that your Constitutional rights are protected throughout the entire process. Having the right lawyer can make all the difference.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Aggravated Robbery in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Robbery – Ohio Revised Code 2911.02

If you find yourself or a loved one accused of Robbery in Ohio, there are stiff penalties associated with this offense.  

Before you can be convicted of Robbery in Ohio, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • In attempting or committing a theft offense or in fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense, did any of the following:

  • Have a deadly weapon on or about your person or under your control; and/or

  • Inflicted, attempted to inflict, or threatened to inflict physical harm on another; and/or

  • Used or threatened the immediate use of force against another.

Robbery in Ohio is either a Second Degree Felony punishable by up to 2 – 8 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000.00 or a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to 1 – 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.00. Robbery in Ohio as a Second Degree Felony has a presumption of prison.

Each case is different and you need an experienced and aggressive Robbery in Ohio Lawyer to defend you of these allegations. There may be circumstances which can result in favorable outcomes on Robbery in Ohio cases.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Robbery in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Kidnapping – Ohio Revised Code 2905.01

Kidnapping in Ohio is a severe offense which provides for significant penalties. Oftentimes, Kidnapping in Ohio may accompany other felony charges.

To be convicted of Kidnapping in Ohio, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • By force, threat, or deception, by any means removed another from the place where the other person is found or restrain the liberty of the other person, for any of the following purposes:

  • To hold for ransom, or as a shield or hostage; and/or

  • To facilitate the commission of any felony or flight thereafter; and/or

  • To terrorize, or to inflict serious physical harm on the victim or another; and/or

  • To engage in sexual activity with the victim against the victim’s will; and/or

  • To hinder, impede, or obstruct a function of government, or to force any action or concession on the part of governmental authority; and/or

  • To hold in a condition of involuntary servitude.

In most cases, Kidnapping in Ohio is a First Degree Felony and is punishable by up to 3 – 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.00. As previously mentioned, Kidnapping in Ohio is often brought with one or more other serious felony charges and may have specifications attached to the charge(s). In those cases, the threat of significant prison time is very likely. That is why it is so important to have an experienced and aggressive Kidnapping in Ohio Lawyer representing you and ensuring that all of your constitutional rights are protected throughout the entire process.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Kidnapping in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Abduction – Ohio Revised Code 2905.02

Abduction in Ohio is a felony offense which can carry some harsh penalties. Abduction in Ohio is similar to Kidnapping in Ohio in that it can often accompany other serious felony offenses.

Before you can be convicted of Abduction in Ohio, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Without privilege to do so, knowingly did any of the following:

  • By force or threat, remove another from the place where the other person was found; and/or

  • By force or threat, restrain the liberty of another person under circumstances that create a risk of physical harm to the victim or place the other person in fear; and/or

  • Hold another in a condition of involuntary servitude.

In most cases Abduction in Ohio is a Third Degree Felony and is punishable by up 1 – 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.00. Having an experienced and aggressive Abduction in Ohio Lawyer on your side can make all the difference in your case.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Abduction in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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