Facing Felony Charges in Ohio: A Guide from Minnillo Law Group

Being charged with a felony in Ohio can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Understanding the legal process and your rights is crucial as you navigate this complex situation.

This blog post aims to provide a general overview of the Ohio felony court process. However, it is important to remember that every case is unique, and seeking legal guidance is essential to ensure your rights are protected and the best possible outcome is achieved.

Key Stages of the Ohio Felony Court Process:

  • Charging: Felony charges can be initiated through a complaint, affidavit, and warrant, or directly presented to a grand jury by indictment. You cannot be issued a ticket for a felony and will likely need to be processed, photographed, and fingerprinted.
  • Initial Arraignment: This is your first court appearance, where you will typically enter a plea of not guilty and the case will be scheduled for further proceedings. Your bond, the amount required for your release, will also be set during this stage.
  • Grand Jury: A grand jury reviews the case and decides whether there is sufficient evidence (probable cause) to indict you. If indicted, you will face a formal arraignment with a potential increase in bond or additional conditions like house arrest or drug monitoring.
  • Scheduling Conference: Your attorney will work with the court to schedule future court dates. This may involve several pretrial hearings to exchange evidence between the prosecution and defense before reaching a plea, trial, or final pretrial decision.

Tips for Your Court Appearances:

  • Dress professionally.
  • Silence your phone.
  • Maintain proper courtroom decorum.
  • Adhere to your bond conditions.

Remember, you are not alone in this. Minnillo Law Group’s experienced criminal defense attorneys can provide you with the guidance and representation you need throughout the Ohio felony court process.

  • Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of Ohio criminal law and can help you navigate the intricacies of the legal system.
  • We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and explore all legal options available to you.
  • We will keep you informed and involved throughout the process, ensuring you understand each step and can make informed decisions.

Contact Minnillo Law Group today for a free consultation to discuss your specific case and explore how we can fight for you.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney to discuss your specific situation and receive legal guidance tailored to your circumstances.