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Man found guilty of providing drugs to victims of overdoses

When you're accused of dealing drugs, you have more to worry about than just a simple drug charge. If it turns out that people who have purchased or received drugs from you have overdosed and died, you could face charges for their deaths. On top of that, their families may be able to sue you for compensation.

Felonies lead to heavy penalties and require a strong defense

When you were arrested for a third time for driving under the influence, you thought you might face another misdemeanor charge. Shockingly, when you spoke to your attorney, you found out you were being charged with a felony. Now, you're not sure what to do, because a felony is significantly more serious than the misdemeanors you've had in the past.

Ohio: How felonies and bail are handled in the state

If you're facing a felony, you may think your entire life is over. A felony is often seen as being something that results in long-term prison sentences with no real way out, but the truth is that felonies don't have to be an end to your life. Many factors are considered in each case, and the prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty to get a conviction.

Felonies: The most serious class of offenses

A felony is the most serious class of offenses you can be charged with. It's absolutely vital that you work on a strong defense if you face a felony charge. Felonies have more serious penalties than misdemeanors, and you could face time in prison or face heavy fines. You may face both in some cases.

Is bail too expensive?

Bail is a common way to make sure that people accused of crimes will show up in court when it's time for a hearing. In essence, it is a security payment that grants an accused individual the ability to live a normal life until future court dates. Those who do not pay bail sometimes wait for trial in jail.

Assault charges can vary significantly

When you're in the midst of a physical altercation with someone, you're likely not thinking about what specific laws you may be violating. Whether you were defending yourself, taking on someone who made a pass at your girlfriend or have had enough as a guy at the bar is disparaging your beloved Cavs, you could find yourself facing an assault charge. Some assaults are misdemeanor crimes, while others are felonies.

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