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When You NEED the Best Criminal Defense Firm 

When you or a family member are facing criminal charges you NEED the best criminal defense firm fighting for your future. The lawyers of Hiltner Law Firm will be by your side every step of the way. They have the experience and negotiating skills you and your family NEED during this time of uncertainty. Their goal is to gain the greatest advantage for your future, with a favorable outcome. 

State and Federal Classifications and Degrees for Felonies and Misdemeanors 

State and Federal offenses generally carry a minimum sentence of one year in prison. The offenses are divided into classifications and degrees. The State of Ohio classifies felonies into first, second, third, fourth, and fifth-degree levels. With the first-degree felony (F1)  being the most severe, following up to the fifth-degree felony (F5) being the least severe. 

State of Ohio Felony Sentencing Guidelines

First Degree Felony (F1) – Prison Term 3-11 Years – Maximum Fine $20,000

Second Degree Felony (F2) – Prison Term 2-8 Years – Maximum Fine $15,000

Third Degree Felony (F3) – Prison Time 1-3 Years – Maximum Fine $10,000

Fourth Degree Felony (F4) – Prison Time 6-18 Months – Maximum Fine $5,000

Fifth Degree Felony (F5) – Prison Time 6-12 Months – Maximum Fine $2,500

State of Ohio Misdemeanor Sentencing Guidelines 

1st Degree Misdemeanor (M1) – Jail Time up to 6 Months – Maximum Fine $1,000

2nd Degree Misdemeanor (M2) – Jail Time up to 90 Days – Maximum Fine $750

3rd Degree Misdemeanor (M3) – Jail Time up to 60 Days – Maximum Fine $500

4th Degree Misdemeanor (M4) – Jail Time up to 30 Days – Maximum Fine $250

Minor Misdemeanor – Prison Term None  – Maximum Fine $150

The Hiltner Law Firm Felonies for both State and Federal Practice Areas

First Degree Felonies

Include Murder, voluntary manslaughter, rape, and kidnapping 

Second Degree Felonies 

Include abduction and vehicular homicide, felonious assault, and illegally creating explosives

Third Degree Felonies 

Include Involuntary manslaughter, Weapons charges, fleeing and eluding and certain drug offenses

Fourth Degree Felonies 

Include Aggravated assault, Sexual Conduct with a minor and Drug Trafficking, and grand theft auto

Fifth Degree Felonies 

Include Drug Possession, White Collar Crimes, stolen property and breaking and entering

The Hiltner Law Firm Felony Practice Areas


Including manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Theft Crimes

Including auto theft, robbery, burglary, shoplifting, counterfeiting, fraud, embezzlement, and other property crimes

Sex Crimes

Including rape, sexual assault, child molestation, pornography, prostitution, and battery

White Collar Crimes

Including mail fraud, money laundering, identity fraud, embezzlement, engaging in corrupt activity, insurance fraud, medical fraud, tax evasion, insider trading 

The Hiltner Law Firm Misdemeanors Practice Areas

Domestic Violence

Including defense of domestic violence charges and restraining/protection orders

DUI / Drunk Driving

Avoid fines, jail time, insurance points and license revocation after a DUI arrest

Drug Crimes

Including possession, sales, and distribution of controlled substances

Gun and Weapons Charges

Gambling Offenses

Don’t face your criminal charges alone. You deserve to have a future, you deserve a second chance, you deserve the best criminal defense firm! 

Contact us for a FREE confidential initial consultation on your case.