The sentence for receiving stolen goods in the state of Ohio varies depending on if the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony. For example, a felony conviction for receiving stolen property in the third degree can carry a p... More »

Several criminal offences are considered fourth degree felonies in Ohio, including grand theft of a motor vehicle, safe-cracking, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, aggravated assault and certain other types of theft.... More »

A crime is classified as an unlawful activity by the state, such as a felony or misdemeanor, while deviance is nonobservance of the norms set by the majority of society. Deviance can be criminal or noncriminal, whereas c... More »

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A felony charge is a charge to an individual alleging the person has committed a serious crime against a person, property or the state. A person convicted of a felony often serves a prison sentence, is charged a fine or ... More »

Felony Guide says that the difference between calling theft a felony as opposed to a misdemeanor deals with the value of the property that was stolen. If more than one object was stolen, the total value of all objects st... More »

A fifth-degree felony in Ohio is a crime that, if convicted, carries a prison term of between six and 12 months and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Crimes that are considered class 5s in Ohio include illegal gambling, breakin... More »

The length of a "life" sentence depends on the crime being punished and the state in which it was committed. While a life sentence may actually send inmates to prison for life, guidelines often allow inmates to be eligib... More »