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Newtown Criminal Defense Attorney

The village of Newtown, Ohio is in southeastern Hamilton County with a population of about 2,672. While this small Ohio village boasts an excellent quality of life with great schools and quaint neighborhoods, crime does impact the population. If you have been arrested or are facing criminal charges in Newtown, Ohio, you need to contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Luftman, Heck & Associates for a free consultation at (513) 338-1890 regarding your legal situation and your potential options.

From his offices at Luftman, Heck & Associates’ convenient location in Cincinnati’s Business District, experienced Newtown criminal defense attorney Brad Groene has successfully defended many Newtown residents and those arrested in Newtown when they were faced with a variety of charges over the years.

Burglary and Larceny in Newtown

The most recent crime statistics collected and published by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services showed that there were 25 reported cases of property damage, 3 cases of burglary and 22 cases of larceny in Newtown, Ohio reported in 2014.

Burglary is defined under Ohio law as entering a building, structure or home with the intent to commit a crime. Ohio law does not require that an individual actually commits a crime within the building, dwelling or structure in which he or she trespassed in order for someone to be found guilty of committing a burglary. If you were arrested for burglary, you could find yourself facing both a fine as well as time in prison. This is due to the fact that burglary involves the elements of the crimes of breaking and entering as well as theft. The penalties, therefore, can be quite steep. You could be facing charges of fourth-degree felony burglary if you are accused of trespassing in a person’s home when someone else is present or even likely to be present, for which an Ohio resident can face 6-18 months in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.

If an Ohio resident is arrested and charged with trespassing in an occupied structure with the intent of committing any criminal offense, the defendant could be convicted of third-degree felony burglary and could face potential fines of up to $10,000 and a term of imprisonment of between 1 and 5 years. Finally, if an Ohio resident is convicted of second-degree felony burglary, which involves trespassing in an occupied structure when someone else is present with the intent of committing a crime, the person can face a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment between 2 and 8 years.

Ohio treats theft offenses like larceny differently depending upon the value of the goods stolen. The penalties for theft become more serious the higher the value of the stolen goods, with longer terms of imprisonment and steeper monetary penalties the higher the value of the good stolen.

Hire an Experienced Newtown Lawyer to Defend You

When facing the drastic consequences that can accompany burglary, larceny or other crimes in Newtown, Ohio, it is important that you contact an experienced Newtown criminal defense attorney to represent you in connection with your case. With a home field advantage, attorney Bradley Groene likely knows the police officers and the judges involved in your case and is committed to providing his clients with a passionate defense, regardless of the charges against them. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (513) 338-1890.