The Toledo coercion attorneys at Patituce & Associates have more than three decades of experience in the criminal defense arena. Our team is led by three former prosecutors who have navigated courts all over the state of Ohio. We have an intimate and incisive understanding of how criminal convictions are sought in our state and what can be done to counter these efforts throughout every stage of the legal process. Contact a Toledo coercion lawyer today.
Coercion Charges in Toledo Ohio
Coercion is a serious misdemeanor crime that is often just a single component of much larger indictments alleging organized crime activity. On its own, it can yield significant jail time and fines, but as just one link in the chain of these larger cases, clients are often exposed to compounded life-altering penalties. This is why it is so critical to face these allegations with dedicated and proven legal representation.
What is Criminal Coercion?
O.R.C. 2905.12 defines coercion as using threats or unlawful leverage to compel a person into taking action (or refrain from taking action). This can be done by threatening to commit a crime or even threatening to expose secrets about the victim in order to influence their behavior.
Ohio Penalties for Coercion
Coercion is considered a second-degree misdemeanor. A second-degree misdemeanor in Ohio can result in:
- Up to 90 days in prison
- Up to $750 in fines
Contact a Toledo Coercion Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been accused of coercion—whether on its own or as a part of a larger indictment—then our firm is ready to hear from you. We take a thorough and aggressive approach to these allegations and ensure that any shortcoming in the state’s case against our client is vividly put forth before the law. We’re ready to help you act today. Call our Toledo coercion attorneys at (419) 597-5849.
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Patituce & Associates, LLC – Toledo Office
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Toledo, OH 43604
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