If you have been arrested for a
violation or a more serious
you know how confusing and intimidating the
justice system can be. You also know
that a conviction on those charges can
negatively affect your driving privileges,
your job and even your freedom.
At a critical moment like this, it is
extremely important that you select an
attorney with a strong reputation and a
history of winning. You need someone on your
side who knows the law, knows the courtroom
and knows how to protect your rights.
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With over 30 years of experience in Ohio
law, the Law Offices of David A. Looney Co.
LPA will represent you to minimize the
consequences of your arrest, and we will keep
you informed every step of the way. Our
attorneys successfully handle a wide range of
criminal cases in the counties of
Medina, Ohio. We vigorously defend
clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors,
and traffic offenses. Call the Ohio Law
Offices of David A. Looney Co. LPA at (330)
contact us online for more information.
Felony offenses are the most serious of
criminal offenses. A crime is classified as a
felony if it has the potential of one or more
years of prison confinement. Felonies
are classified from the most severe crime of 1st
degree felony, to the least severe, or 5th degree
felony. Punishment can range from six months
in prison and a $2,500 fine for a 5th degree
offense to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine
for a 1st degree felony. Some examples of felonies
include murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery,
burglary, and various drug offenses.
Convicted felons lose many privileges and civil
rights, including the right to vote, the right to
hold a public office, and the right to bear arms.
Unfortunately, many employers, lenders and
landlords will not accept applicants with felony
convictions on their record, a fact that could
impact your employment, where you live, and even
your ability to get credit.
Misdemeanor offenses are
“lesser” criminal offenses that can be punished
with monetary fines, community service, or certain
types of sanctions such as house arrest or drug
rehabilitation. Misdemeanors can also result
in prison time, although the sentences are less
than a year. In most cases, the maximum
sentence for the most serious of misdemeanors is
Misdemeanors do not typically
result in the loss of civil rights, but a
misdemeanor may result in the loss of privileges,
such as professional licenses, public offices or
public employment. Misdemeanor offenses
include domestic violence, theft, assault, and
Traffic offenses include
charges that can range from a simple speeding
ticket to the more serious traffic offenses,
such as driving while under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. It may seem easier to
simply pay the fine and move on, but that
decision can have a long-term impact on your
driving record and on your insurance costs.
Driving offenses can result in points being
assessed against your license, fines, suspension
of driving privileges, and active prison time
for the most serious traffic offenses, such as
aggravated vehicular homicide.
Seek Legal Counsel Immediately
the loss of your personal freedom or the loss of
your driving privileges by attempting to go it
alone in the criminal and traffic courts.
Serving clients in the Summit, Portage and Medina
counties of Ohio, we are experienced, aggressive,
equipped and prepared to fight for you.
Please call the Law Offices of David A. Looney Co.
LPA at 330-724-5399, or save time by using our
for attorneys that are on your side.