John Mulvey, Attorney at law
(513) 721-0001
Serving Greater Cincinnati,
Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky 

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Felonies and Misdemeanors in Ohio

Serious consequences result from a conviction. It is important to know the maximum possible sentence or fine.  But, there are also other possible sanctions and effects in sentencing for various offenses including:

  • Probation - Community Control
  • Driver's license suspensions and reinstatement fees
  • Firearm disabilities  
  • Eligibility to enter the military, obtain student aid, and enter other countries 
  • Denied Employment Opportunities - sometimes even after a case has been expunged and sealed.  State of Ohio Board of Education License; Senior Care; Child Care; and others.
  • Deportation or Denied Re-entry 
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Mandatory fines, sentences, or substance abuse treatment and various conditions of probation
  • Court Costs
  • Sex offender reporting
  • Residential and Non-Residential Sanctions
  • Restitution, Community Service, Curfews

Felonies in Ohio

General Sentencing.  Enacted House Bill 86 signed by the Governor on June 29, 2011 and effective September 30, 2011 makes changes to Ohio’s felony sentencing laws and juvenile justice system.  

There are certain exceptions to be aware of including crimes charged with "specifications", certain drug offenses, sex offenses, felony OVI/DUI and murder.


Misdemeanor Maximum Jail Terms & Fines in Ohio

Offense Level Maximum Jail  Maximum Fine  Community Service

M-1                    180 days                $1,000               500 Hours
M-2                      90 days                   $750               200 Hours
M-3                      60 days                   $500                200 Hours
M-4                      30 days                   $250            200 Hours
MM                        None                     $150                30 Hour

Selected Traffic Penalties


John Mulvey

2306 Park Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Serving Greater Cincinnati, Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky - State and Federal Courts