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Cleveland, Ohio Area | Former Prosecutor Joe Patituce

Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Those Facing Voyeurism (O.R.C. 2907.08) Charges

Voyeurism (O.R.C. 2907.08) is the act of committing trespass or otherwise invading a person’s privacy for the purpose of spying, eavesdropping, filming, or otherwise recording another, for the purposes of sexual gratification or arousal.

It is usually charged as a misdemeanor offense, except where the victim is a minor in a state of nudity, which is a fifth degree felony and carries a maximum sentence of 12 months.

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Defense Lawyer Help Those Facing Importuning (O.R.C. 2907.07) Charges

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Importuning (O.R.C. 2907.07) alleges that a person over the age of 18 either directly, or through use of a telecommunications device, attempted to initiate sexual contact with a minor.

The charge is graded along several metrics, with the age of the victim as one measure, and any past sex offense convictions as another.

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Criminal Lawyer For Sexual Imposition (O.R.C. 2907.06) Charges

Sexual Imposition (O.R.C. 2907.06) in Cleveland is a third degree misdemeanor, carrying a potential sentence of 60 days and a $500 fine.

While that may not sound like a serious matter, you should strongly consider the impact that a conviction will have on your future prospects for employment, housing, and the way that any sex crimes conviction can destroy personal relationships.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Help Those Facing Unlawful Sexual Conduct With A Minor (O.R.C. 2907.04) Charges

When it comes to defending against sex crimes charges, there are two types of penalties.

The first is the criminal matter at hand and penalties like jail time, fines, and registration as a sex offender.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Those Facing Sexual Battery (O.R.C. 2907.03) Charges

Prosecutors in Cleveland take sex crimes extremely seriously, and a charge of Sexual Battery (O.R.C. 2907.03) puts you at extremely high risk of serving prison time if convicted.

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Defense Attorney Provides Help For Those Dealing With Arrest For Evidence That Victim Lacked Capacity To Give Consent (O.R.C. 2913.73) Charges

When it comes to theft and fraud prosecutions in Cleveland, one element that the state is required to establish is that a victim did not consent to a transfer of goods.

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Criminal Lawyer Help Those With Evidence Of An Intent To Commit Theft Of Rented Property (O.R.C. 2913.72) Charges

In prosecuting theft cases, there are certain standards of evidence that Cleveland prosecutors are required to meet.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Those Facing Felony Of The Fifth Degree Regardless Of The Value Of The Property (O.R.C. 2913.71) Charges

While many theft crimes in the Cleveland area are prosecuted at the misdemeanor level, O.R.C. 2913.71, Felony of the fifth degree regardless of the value of the property, stipulates that theft and receiving stolen property crimes involving certain items are always to be prosecuted as fifth degree felonies, which can lead to a 6-12 month term of incarceration.

Specifically, when theft or receiving stolen property crimes involve credit cards, forged checks, stolen motor vehicle license plates, blank forms for certificate of titles for motor vehicles, or blank forms for Ohio drivers licenses, the statute will come into play.

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Patituce & Associates Explains Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) Charges

Using another person’s identifying information, like their name, social security number, or driver’s license, in order to fraudulently hold yourself out as the other person, or pass that identifying information off as your own, is prosecuted in Cleveland under O.R.C. 2913.49, Identity Fraud.

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Defense Attorney Providing Help For Those Facing Finding Of Value Of Stolen Property As Part Of A Verdict (O.R.C. 2913.61) Charges

In Ohio theft and fraud cases, a defendant will be charged based on value of the money or goods that are alleged to have been stolen.

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