Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense, DUI / OVI, and Traffic Attorney

Misdemeanor Degrees and Punishments

Misdemeanor under Ohio law is the general name for a lower level, criminal offense. It includes traffic tickets and OMVI / OVI / drunk driving cases along with other offenses like theft, gambling, disorderly conduct, etc. Adults and juveniles may be charged with misdemeanors.

Although not as serious as a felony, it can still lead to hefty fines, jail time, loss of other freedoms, and restrictions on your life when on probation – justifying hiring an experienced misdemeanor attorney

In Ohio, misdemeanors are classified by the punishment:

Misdemeanor Punishments
Degree Max Jail time Max Fine
1st 6 months $1,000
2nd 90 days $750
3rd 60 days $500
4th 30 days $250
Minor no jail $150

In addition to the above penalties, you may face license restrictions, be required to attend rehabilitative type counseling or services, be placed on community control (probation), or a host of other penalties.

Attorney Reynard represents clients on any misdemeanor case, including:

  • Theft
  • Drug Possession
  • Trespassing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
  • Gambling
  • Passing Bad Checks
  • DUI / OVI
  • No Operators License (No Ops)
  • Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
  • Speeding
  • Drag Racing
  • Reckless Operation
  • Traffic signal violations
  • Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA)

To consult with an experienced misdemeanor attorney contact Attorney Jeff Reynard, experienced in handling misdemeanor cases with the goal of obtaining the best possible outcome for clients.


Attorney At Law
35 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215