Attorney Matthew C. Bangerter North Eastern Ohio

An Overview Of Felony Defense


Felony criminal charges can have serious and long-lasting consequences. Felony convictions result in prison time, ranging from one year to life, as well as hefty fines. Felony charges cannot be taken lightly. Felony charges can cause significant damage to your reputation even if you are not convicted. A felony conviction can even affect your ability to obtain a loan, vote, or get a job. Cleveland, Ohio felony attorney Matthew Bangerter understands that your life is on the line when you are facing felony charges and he will work to defend your reputation and your freedom. In this article we will discuss about how does a felony defense in Ohio work?

Felony Defense in Ohio — Ohio Penalties for Felony Convictions

In Ohio, a felony conviction carries a prison sentence of at least one year.  Crimes that carry penalties of less than one year in prison are generally misdemeanors.  Cleveland felony defense attorney Matthew Bangerter is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who focuses on representing clients facing allegations of Ohio or federal felony charges, including:

Importance of Forensic Evidence in Felony Cases

As an experienced Ohio felony defense attorney, Matthew Bangerter understands the importance of forensic evidence to criminal cases, especially felony cases. His scientific background gives him an edge when evaluating forensic evidence involved in a criminal case. He obtained a B.S in biology and studied molecular genetics and computer programming in graduate school. Accordingly, he is well-versed in the scientific evidence involved in felony criminal cases.

As a dedicated Cleveland criminal defense attorney, Matthew Bangerter also collaborates with highly knowledgeable experts in experts in forensic science, firearms, toxicology, handwriting, computers, accounting, insurance operations, computer technology, and any other applicable disciplines. He carefully analyzes and considers the facts of the case in light of the law and applicable legal theories in order to develop the appropriate legal strategy, while always striving to protect your constitutional rights.

Expungement and Appeals

If you have been improperly convicted of a state or federal felony, Matthew Bangerter can work to launch an appeal of your conviction. Similarly, if you were convicted of your first offense, he can help you seek to have the case expunged, which essentially has the effect of removing the felony conviction from your record.

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