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Dayton Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys

Rigorously Defending Individuals Accused of Crimes

A misdemeanor charge may sound like a minor matter when compared to a felony. If you are convicted, however, you will face more than a slap on the wrist. You could be looking at jail time, probation, a fine, court costs, and other court-ordered penalties. A conviction will also leave you with a permanent criminal record that can come up on a routine background check. That can put you at a distinct disadvantage should you apply for a job, housing, or federal financial aid.

Fight your misdemeanor charge with a reliable criminal defense attorney at Rion, Rion & Rion. Our Dayton misdemeanor defense lawyers take misdemeanor charges just as seriously as aggravated felonies. We never back down from putting our best effort forward as we seek to save your reputation, your future, and your freedom.

Contact Rion, Rion & Rion at (937) 223-9133 to arrange to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Ohio Misdemeanor Charges & Punishments

Like felonies, Ohio classifies misdemeanors by degrees, with a first-degree misdemeanor being the most serious.

Misdemeanor classes and penalties include:

  • First-degree, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
  • Second-degree, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $750
  • Third-degree, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500
  • Fourth-degree, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $250
  • Minor misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $100

OVI convictions are the exception to the above; they can lead to a longer period of incarceration with additional penalties such as a license suspension, DUI school, and other court-ordered programs.

Our firm represents clients facing all types of misdemeanors, including assault, shoplifting, domestic violence, OVI/DUI, carrying a firearm without a permit, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, and more.

Take Your Case to a Highly Qualified Criminal Defense Firm

Our attorneys have earned high marks in the legal industry and are even board certified in criminal law. We bring a strong tradition of legal excellence to our criminal defense clients. Let us use our considerable skills and 80 years of experience to protect your rights.

Call our offices at (937) 223-9133 today. Rion, Rion & Rion represents clients throughout 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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