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Menacing Charge in Ohio

In Cleveland, you can be charged with Menacing (O.R.C. 2903.22) even if you didn’t lay a finger on anyone or make a verbal threat against them. What is menacing in Ohio? Menacing is a charge that applies to a wide range of circumstances, including alleged stalking. Because of this, misunderstandings on the part of the police or the alleged victim are often the cause for this criminal charge.

Prosecutors will work hard to try and prove that you led the alleged victim to believe you would harm them, a member of their family, or their property. If you’re convicted of menacing, you could face jail time and fines in addition to damage to your reputation.

The Cleveland criminal defense attorneys at Patituce & Associates vigorously defend the rights of accused people throughout the state of Ohio. If you have been accused of the crime of menacing, contact our firm immediately to schedule a free and confidential case review. As these charges can easily be overblown, our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire criminal process and that you are treated fairly by the Ohio courts.

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Ohio Menacing Penalties

It’s important to take even misdemeanor prosecutions seriously. Just because a crime is not a felony does not mean that it doesn’t come with serious repercussion. Fight back with us at your side!

There several charges that fall into this category:

  • Menacing (O.R.C. 2903.22) - Punishable by 30 days in jail and a $250 fine
  • Aggravated Menacing (O.R.C. 2903.21) - Can lead to longer jail sentences (up to 180 days)
  • Menacing by Stalking (O.R.C. 2903.211) - Punishable by 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine

If you have prior convictions though, the prosecution may seek a fourth-degree felony charge and stricter penalties. Fourth-degree felony charges can lead to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Arrested? Call (440) 709-8088 for Legal Guidance!

The attorneys at Patituce & Associates know how to push back against charges that you engaged in conduct others may have misconstrued. Our assault attorneys have spent more than 30 years in the legal field. As former prosecutors, we’ve spent time on both sides of the courtroom. Let us use this experience to fight for you.

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