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Cincinnati Criminal Simulation Lawyer

Criminal simulation in Ohio essentially is attempting to make an item or property be worth more or falsely exaggerating its true value.

Criminal simulation can be defined according to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2913.32) as having the purpose to knowingly defraud by doing any of the following acts:

  • Making or changing any object so that it is perceived as having a greater value as the result of age, rarity, peculiarity, or its source or author even though it does not;
  • Altering or producing false copies of pictures, movies, videos, or other audio recordings;
  • Falsely or fraudulently making or altering any label, stamp, cork, or cap on bottles of alcohol, or sell a bottle that has a reused one;
  • Read any document or object out loud that you falsely claim to be valuable or have it in your possession and have the intent to read it out.

If you are facing a criminal simulation conviction, at a minimum you will face a first-degree misdemeanor which entails up to six months in jail and at maximum a $1,000 fine.

If the value of the loss to the victim is between $1,000 and $7,500 then you will face a fifth-degree felony. This charge will entail a jail or prison sentence in addition to fines and fees, which will be based on the severity of the facts and circumstances of your particular case.

If the value of the loss to the victim is between $7,500 and $150,000, you will face a fourth-degree felony. This charge will entail a jail or prison sentence in addition to fines and fees, which will be based on the severity of the facts and circumstances of your particular case.

If the value of the loss to the victim is more than $150,000 you will face a third-degree felony. This charge will entail a jail or prison sentence in addition to fines and fees, which will be based on the severity of the facts and circumstances of your particular case. Learn how a theft and fraud attorney can help.

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Criminal charges can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. You are probably worried about your freedoms and privileges being at stake and have a lot of questions. You can rest assured, because the Cincinnati Criminal Defense team is here for you. Get the justice that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at or email us at advice@cincinnaticriminalattorney.com.
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