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Dayton Violent Crime Attorneys

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Violent crimes involve the threat or the commission of force against human life. Because of this, they are punished heavily by the courts. Violent crime convictions can send you away to prison for years or for life and may involve steep fines, probation, and social consequences. With a violent crime on your record, you may have difficulty finding employment, renting a home, obtaining a professional license, or qualifying for educational financial aid.

For these reasons, it is crucial that you retain a criminal defense lawyer truly qualified to help you at this difficult time. At Rion, Rion & Rion, our Dayton violent crime defense attorneys have been trained at the highest professional level – we are board certified in criminal law.

Call (937) 223-9133 now for a consultation to discuss your case or contact us online.

Defining Violent Crimes

Violent crimes in Ohio are most often charged as felonies but they can also be misdemeanors. The penalties for a conviction will be based on the nature of the offense, whether a weapon was used, and whether you have a prior criminal record.

Examples of violent crimes include:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Reckless homicide
  • Negligent homicide
  • Murder
  • Robbery

Charges may range from a misdemeanor of the first degree to a felony of the first degree. Prison time and fines are common penalties – and Ohio also has the death penalty for serious felonies such as aggravated murder.

Violent Crime Defense

No matter how serious the charges may seem, Rion, Rion & Rion can craft an effective defense. When handling a criminal case, we thoroughly investigate all of the facts that may be favorable to your defense. Our team can look for mitigating factors that may lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges.

With strong negotiation skills, we always strive to find a favorable resolution outside of court. Should your case go to trial, however, our attorneys are ready to fight for you. We are accomplished litigators who have experience handling more than 500 felony jury trials. Our team is passionate about defending your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Speak with our Dayton violent crime defense attorneys by calling (937) 223-9133 or contacting us online.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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

    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.

Why Rion, Rion & Rion?

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