A felony offense in the State of Ohio is any crime that can result in imprisonment of one year or more, though Ohio does classify some crimes carrying less than one year in prison as felony offenses.

There are six levels of felony offenses, SpecF to F5. SpecF (Special Felonies) are the most serious and include Aggravated Murder and Murder. Additionally, there are provisions under Ohio law that allow for the state to “enhance” penalties under certain circumstances. Significant fines and court costs, and in some cases restitution to a victim, can be ordered by the Court. Under certain circumstances the state can seize and forfeit your property. Ohio is also a death penalty state.

In order to find you guilty of a felony offense in Ohio the state must prove each and every element of the offense with which you are charged beyond a reasonable doubt. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. And you have the right to have experienced counsel represent you.

If you have been charged with a felony in Ohio Contact our firm. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers who can help defend you against felony charges brought by the State of Ohio.

Common felony offenses include those concerning:

  • Assault
  • Sex Offenses/Rape
  • Homicide
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Theft/Fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Obscenity
  • Vandalism/Crimes against the public peace
  • Drug Trafficking/Possession
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy/Attempt
  • Weapons charges
  • Arson


We can help protect your liberty. If you have questions concerning your Ohio felony charges contact our firm. The attorneys at Roush & Stilz, P.S.C. strive to fight to protect your rights and defend you with the ultimate goal of acquittal or dismissal of your charges.