Common Violent Crimes that You Can Be Charges for in Ohio
Sometimes our clients ask us the meaning of violent crimes under Ohio law. We explain that the Ohio Revised Code defines violent crimes broadly.
The statute lists many of the crimes one would define as violent. However, the statute also includes conspiracy to commit a violent offense as one of the violent crimes.
Some of the violent crimes that one can be prosecuted for include:
These are only a few examples of violent crimes in Ohio. Other violent crime examples include domestic violence, child endangerment, resisting arrest, abduction, kidnapping, and armed burglary.
Offenses such as rape with force forced sexual penetration, and arson (if there is some element of force or threat of violence involved) also fall under the designation of violent crime.
Possible Penalties for Violent Crimes in Ohio
The penalties for any of these crimes vary widely depending on the circumstances and severity of the situation.
One can expect 6 months in jail for a misdemeanor assault and up to life imprisonment for a murder conviction. Aside from the crimes of simple assault and battery, most violent offenses are felonies.
Incarceration is not the only trouble a person convicted of a violent crime might experience if convicted of a felony.
A person convicted of a violent crime will likely lose the right to vote, lose the right to possess a firearm lawfully and suffer adverse immigration consequences.
Other problems could surface as well. Removing a conviction for a violent crime from a criminal record is extremely difficult. That means anyone who runs a background check will see it.
Having a conviction for a violent crime might prevent that person from enrolling in an educational program, moving into suitable housing, or finding a good job.