According to Ohio Revised Code 2901.01(A)(9)(a), someone who uses, threatens, or tries to use physical force against someone else could be charged with an offense of violence. Contrary to what some might think, you could still face these charges even if you never made physical contact with the other person.
The following is the list of violent crimes that could be charged as a felony in Ohio:
Offenses of violence differ from other criminal offenses in Ohio for several reasons:
Every case is unique, and the defense strategy will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. At Moermond & Mulligan, LLC, we thoroughly investigate each case and identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Some possible defenses to violent crime charges include –
Marsy’s Law in Ohio is a constitutional amendment that was passed in November 2017 to strengthen and expand the rights of crime victims within the state. The Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, or Marsy’s Law, is named after Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas, a California woman who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. The law aims to ensure equal rights for crime victims and their families, giving them a voice throughout the criminal justice process.
Under Marsy’s Law in Ohio, crime victims have the following rights:
Marsy’s Law can have several implications for individuals charged with a crime in Ohio, since it enhances the rights and protections afforded to crime victims. Some potential effects on your case might include:
While Marsy’s Law enhances the rights of crime victims, it is essential to remember that the accused still has the right to a fair trial and due process. If you are charged with a crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate these complexities and protect your rights throughout the legal process.
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