Felonies are the most serious crimes, leading to time in prison along with other harsh penalties. What's interesting about felonies is that they can be very similar to misdemeanors. For example, a state might have a misdemeanor for theft if the amount stolen was under $500, but as soon as someone steals $501 worth of items, they face felony charges. Does it seem fair?
Felony crimes are different than misdemeanors, because they are usually punishable with imprisonment that lasts longer than a year. In some states, including Ohio, certain penalties can be punished with death.
It's not often you hear about a teen facing multiple felonies, but a teen in Ohio is facing 40 over claims that they were involved in a swatting hoax in Dodge County.
If you are a felon, then there are some special laws that may apply to you. Of them is one important law regarding your right to obtain and use a gun.
Being convicted of a felony in Ohio brings with it a lot of consequences. For starters, the convicted felon will be sentenced to prison. Depending on the crime committed, the felon could be facing anywhere from one year to life in prison. The felon might also face thousands of dollars in fines and penalties.
Ohio maintains a database of DNA profiles. They are designed to aid police investigators as they track down criminals involved in cold cases and new cases alike. By law, everyone arrested on a felony charge is required to submit genetic material that can then be added to the system.