Degrees of Felonies in Ohio and the Penalties They Carry

A felony is a very serious crime. In Ohio, if you commit a felony, you could end up being behind bars and paying a big fine. Here’s some more information on felonies in Ohio, as well as the penalties that come along with them.

First-Degree Felonies

First-degree felonies in Ohio include murder, rape, and kidnapping. If you are convicted of a first-degree felony, you could be sent to prison for three to 11 years and pay up to $20,000 in fines.

Second-Degree Felonies

Some second-degree felonies in Ohio include felonious assault, criminal gang participation, and abduction. If you are convicted of a second-degree felony, you could face two to eight years in prison and a maximum of $15,000 in fines.

Third-Degree Felonies

Third-degree felonies in Ohio include some drug offenses as well as fleeing, and they carry 9 months to 36 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Fourth-Degree Felonies

Fourth-degree felonies in Ohio include disrupting public services and vehicle theft, and you could be sentenced to six to 18 months behind bars as well as have to pay up to $5,000 in fines.

Fifth-Degree Felonies

Fifth-degree felonies include breaking and entering as well as receiving stolen property. The penalties are six to 12 months in prison as well as up to $2,500 in fines.

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