20 09, 2016

First Court Date on a Criminal Charge in Ohio

By | September 20th, 2016|Court Process, Felony Offenses, Misdemeanor Offenses|

First Court Date for a Criminal Charge in Ohio Your first court date for a criminal charge in Ohio is an important.  It is generally referred to as an initial appearance or an arraignment.  At your arraignment you are expected to enter an initial plea.  There are three basic pleas in the Ohio courts:  Not Guilty, [...]

20 09, 2016

Drinking Underage in Ohio

By | September 20th, 2016|Misdemeanor Offenses|

Underage drinking or possession of alcohol  is a serious crime in Ohio. The charges are first-degree misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. Worse yet, a conviction may leave you with a “criminal record” which is much more serious than a fine or costs. Fear, shame or guilt may [...]

5 08, 2016

Drinking Underage in Ohio: What are the Consequences?

By | August 5th, 2016|Misdemeanor Offenses|

Drinking Underage in Ohio: Underage possession or consumption of beer or intoxicants is a serious crime in Ohio. The charges are first-degree misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. Worse yet, a conviction may leave you with a “criminal record” which is much more serious than [...]

3 08, 2016

Charged with a misdemeanor?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Driving Offenses, Drug Offenses, Misdemeanor Offenses|

A misdemeanor charge, of any kind, can be scary.  It is a charge to be taken seriously and requires thoughtful defense to minimize the impact on your life. Attorney Mark Babb is a successful criminal defense attorney who can defend you in court if you are charged with the following misdemeanor charges: Misdemeanors Assault Theft [...]