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Dayton Felony Defense Lawyers

Proven Results in State & Federal Criminal Defense

A felony conviction can lead to serious penalties that can have long-lasting effects on your life. Penalties range from six months in jail up to life in prison and even the death penalty. How you are punished will depend on what type of crime was committed, whether a weapon was used, whether you have a prior criminal history, and other circumstances. You should never face a felony charge without the representation of an attorney experienced in criminal defense in your local area.

At Rion, Rion & Rion, our Dayton felony defense attorneys have a strong track record of success. We have effectively defended individuals throughout the Greater Dayton Area against all types of state and federal felonies. Our criminal defense team tackles every case with determination and a vast array of legal skills and knowledge.

We are always available to take your call. Contact Rion, Rion & Rion for legal assistance at (937) 223-9133.

Ohio Felony Offenses & Penalties

In Ohio, felonies are categorized by degree, except for the two most serious types of felonies: Murder and aggravated murder.

Types of felonies include:

  • First-degree, punishable by three to 11 years of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $20,000
  • Second-degree, punishable by two to eight years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000
  • Third-degree, punishable by nine months to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Fourth-degree, punishable by six to 18 months of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $5,000
  • Fifth-degree, punishable by six to 12 months of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $2,500
  • Murder, punishable by 15 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $15,000
  • Aggravated murder, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty and a fine of up to $25,000

After a felony arrest, a grand jury proceeding is conducted to determine if the case should move forward due to probable cause.

Examples of felonies include:

  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Abduction
  • Robbery
  • Reckless homicide
  • Vehicular assault
  • Car theft
  • Breaking and entering

Contact Our Results-Driven Criminal Defense Team

Our lawyers can represent you at every stage of a felony case, from the initial investigation by law enforcement all the way through to a felony jury trial. Our team has handled hundreds of jury trials and we are not intimidated by law enforcement or prosecutors.

No matter what type of felony charge you are facing, do not delay in getting the legal assistance you need. Making a decision about your case without our guidance could jeopardize your chances for a positive result.

Call our Dayton felony defense lawyers at (937) 223-9133 or request a consultation online. We represent clients in Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Clark, and Miami counties.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Murder

    In July of 2015, the Defendant was charged with the murder of a man in Springfield. After hiring our office, we worked hard with the Defendant and his family to prepare the best defense for our client. The trial lasted two days and resulted in a Not Guilty verdict on all charges by the Jury.

  • Conviction Vacated Appeal | State vs. K.M. (2nd District Court of Appeals)

    Client was charged, and later found guilty of, tampering with evidence kept by a government entity (F3). We appealed the case on the grounds that the trial court erred in not granting the client’s motion to dismiss stating that the statute of limitations had expired. In late 2018, the appellate court reversed the client’s judgement and vacated the client’s conviction.

  • Dismissed Civil Stalking Protection Order | Against our client

    Our client received paperwork that a Civil Stalking Protection Order was placed against our client. We challenged the protection order, asking for a directed verdict. The Judge agreed, stating that there was no threats of physical harm to the alleged victim and the mental distress evidence was not sufficient.

  • Not Guilty Federal Felony Drug Possession
    In the United States Southern District Court of Ohio, the Defendant was charged with possession to distribute marijuana and marijuana plants and also the possession of a firearm while allegedly trafficking drugs. After one year of pre-trial and suppression hearings, the case finally went to a jury. The trial lasted five days at the federal court house in Dayton, Ohio and when it was over the Defendant was found Not Guilty of all charges and thus acquitted.
  • Not Guilty Murder

    After a tragic death of a young man in her care, the Defendant was charged with murder. The entire case lasted two and a half years but after a four day bench trial, the verdict was Not Guilty and all charges were dismissed.

  • Not Guilty Murder

    The Defendant, out of Springfield, Ohio, was charged with one count of murder with a death penalty specification and one count of weapons under disability. After seven busy months of pretrials and suppression hearings, the case finally went before the jury at the end of the year. It took the jury 13 hours to find the Defendant Not Guilty of Murder but Guilty of Weapons Under Disability. This was the first acquittal in Springfield in years so we were excited to usher in a new time.

  • Case Dismissed OVI

    The Defendant was on the way back from a friend’s house when she was pulled over in her car for crossing over the marked lines. She was charged with an OVI. While waiting for her chance before the jury, the Defendant was granted driving privileges with the help of our office. At the Suppression Hearing, the OVI case was dismissed and the Defendant only had to pay court costs.

  • Acquitted Robbery (Physical Harm) F2 | State vs. J.M.

    Client was accused of robbing a local Rite Aid and charged with robbery while using/threatening to use physical harm. After 2 days of trial and 4 ½ hours of deliberation, a jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Not Guilty | Reduced Charge Sex Crime Charges
    The Defendant was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of abduction. After multiple hearings with the prosecution and Judge, the case went to the Jury. When the trial concluded after two days, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of attempted rape and Guilty of a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. He only had to serve 60 days which his jail time credit counted for.
  • Not Guilty Unlawful Restraint M3 | State vs. BV

    Client was accused of unlawful restraint while in her position in the health care field. Our client maintained her innocence throughout the case. After 2 days of trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Why Rion, Rion & Rion?

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