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Child Enticement Defense in Cleveland

O.R.C. 2905.05 - Criminal Child Enticement Charges

Any criminal charge alleging impropriety with children has the potential to ruin your career, destroy your family, and make you a pariah in the community. The attorneys at Patituce & Associates know that criminal defense matters in all areas of your life and are committed to providing top-tier legal guidance to our clients!

What Child Enticement Means

Protecting children from predators is a significant concern these days, and when a person entices, lures, coaxes, or otherwise convinces a child under 14 years old to accompany them somewhere without permission, they can be charged under O.R.C. 2905.05, Criminal Child Enticement.

What Are the Penalties for Child Enticement in Ohio?

Luring, enticing, or soliciting a child to accompany you in any manner without the permission of a parent or guardian is a crime. Under Ohio's child enticement law, you can be charged with first-degree misdemeanor.

This conviction can lead to the following penalties:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to a year in prison (if charged with priors)

If you have previous convictions under this section or for related crimes like kidnapping or abduction, you'll face a fifth-degree felony charge of criminal child enticement and up to a year in prison.

What Makes Our Cleveland Defense Attorneys Right for Your Case

At Patituce & Associates, our job is to minimize exposure to criminal penalties for our clients. We push back against allegations of unlawful conduct and fight to protect your freedom and reputation in the community. As former prosecutors, our Cleveland criminal defense lawyers know how the prosecution thinks. Using this experience, we're able to create effective defense strategies for our clients. When you work with Patituce & Associates, you get an attorney who puts your best interest at the forefront of your case.

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