120 West Second Street
Suite 1718 Liberty Tower
Dayton, OH 45402

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Phone: (937) 620-0749
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The criminal justice system is complex.

Misdemeanor offenses are the less serious category of criminal and traffic offenses, and are typically handled in the Municipal Courts that are in most cities. Some smaller towns, such as Moraine, Yellow Springs and Springboro have Mayors Courts that serve essentially the same purpose.

While misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies, they can still carry serious consequences, with maximum penalties as follows:

  • First degree (M-1) 6 months jail time. $1000.00 fine
  • Second Degree (M-2) 90 days jail time. $750.00 fine
  • Third Degree (M-3) 60 days jail time. $500.00 fine
  • Fourth Degree (M-4) 30 days jail time. $250.00 fine
  • Minor Misdemeanor (MM) No possibility of jail time. $150.00 fine

Other possible consequences of misdemeanor conviction can include court costs, generally about $100.00 per case, loss of driver’s license (mandatory in drug cases) and probation supervision.

Understanding the policies of individual courts is important, as different courts and Judges can treat cases differently. When you are facing a charge in Municipal Court, you need an attorney with local knowledge to best represent your interest, whether the case is negotiated, or taken to a trial. Michael Booher has appeared in every Municipal Court in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Warren and Butler counties. Call the Michael Booher Law Firm today for information on your case.

Regardless of the level of offense, if you are charged with a crime, don’t delay. Call the Law Office of Attorney Michael Booher for a consultation.

Call the Law Office of Michael R. Booher in downtown Dayton Ohio: 937-620-0749

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