Individuals who are accused of crime might not know whether they are facing an infraction, misdemeanor or felony. In Ohio, the categorization of a crime is based on the seriousness of the action, the amount of jail time in the sentence and whether that time is served in county jail or state prison.
An Ohio lawmaker has recently been accused of burglary, and as a result, he is facing various felony charges related to the alleged incident. According to sources, the man won a state election to earn a seat in the House of Representatives in November 2014. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Ottawa County on Dec. 11.
A couple has been arrested for a string of thefts that stretch from one Ohio town to another. The Scioto County Sheriff's Department says they received information in the form of a tip that led them to the couple. Both the man and the woman are facing separate felony charges in connection with the burglaries.