Defend Against Felony and Misdemeanor Charges with Our Legal Help in the Medina and Cuyahoga counties!

Criminal defense trial lawyer in Medina protecting your rights and liberties

David C. Sheldon AVVO Top Attorney OVI-DUI Superb 10.0 RatingIn Ohio, crimes are divided into two categories - felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies carry more severe punishments and can result in imprisonment with larger fines than misdemeanors. We fully understand Ohio criminal law and know you have the right to a jury trial for both felony and misdemeanor offenses. We have the skill to defend you.

David C Sheldon provides aggressive representation on felony and misdemeanor and charges in northeast Ohio. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to build a strong defense for any misdemeanor or felony charge. Call The Law Office of David Craig Sheldon at 330.723.8788 or contact the firm online to schedule your Free consultation today.


Trail Attorney David C. SheldonFelony convictions carry severe penalties, including life in prison or a death sentence on certain aggravated murder charges. Stakes are high if you commit a felony. You can be classified as a convicted felon for life, lose your right to vote, be subject to employment discrimination, or denied a professional license or housing. David C. Sheldon is a criminal defense lawyer experienced at aggressively fighting for your rights on felony charges in the common pleas courts in Ohio.

Felonies include crimes like:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter 
  • Forgery
  • Grand theft
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Drug crimes
  • Weapons violations

We are dedicated to delivering the best possible defense and we strive to minimize or dismiss the charges brought against you.


Misdemeanors, including assault, arson, theft and traffic offenses such as driving with a suspended license are divided into five levels. An M1 offense receives the most severe punishment. Minor misdemeanors (MM) such as speeding or going through a red light are punished less severely. Jail time and fines up to $1,000 are common. Other sentencing options for misdemeanors include:
License suspensions

  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Counseling and treatment programs

Although jurisdiction, federal and state law also influence sentencing, the purpose of punishment for a misdemeanor remains the same: to deter others from committing these crimes and to punish those guilty for the crime committed.

When your rights and freedom are at stake, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of David Craig Sheldon to represent you when you are arrested or charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor crime in Medina, Strongsville and Northeast Ohio.

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