A misdemeanor offense in the State of Ohio is any crime that can result in imprisonment up to one year.

There are five levels of misdemeanor offenses, MM (minor misdemeanor) to M1. M1 misdemeanors are the most serious. Significant fines and court costs, and in some cases restitution to a victim, can be ordered by the Court.

In order to find you guilty of a misdemeanor 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 misdemeanor in Ohio Contact our firm. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers who can help defend you against misdemeanor charges brought by the state of Ohio.

Common misdemeanor offenses include those concerning:

  • Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Alcohol related offenses
  • Petty Theft
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing
  • Drug Possession/Abuse


We can help protect your liberty. If you have questions concerning your Ohio misdemeanor 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.