Theft in Ohio is defined in the Ohio Revised Code as follows:
(A) No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services in any of the following ways:
(1) Without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;
(2) Beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;
(3) By deception;
(4) By threat;
(5) By intimidation.
Theft, in simpler terms, is the taking of another property without permission. In Cincinnati, theft can be charged as wither a misdemeanor or a felony. A conviction for a misdemeanor of the first degree is punishable by up to 6 months in jail! And for a felony charge 5th degree, up to 6 -12 months in jail. The higher level felony theft charges include even a harsher jail sentence.
If you are eligible, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecutors to allow you to enter the diversion program which ultimately leads to a DISMISSAL.
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