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Criminal simulation is trying to pass something off as more valuable than it really is. To be charged with criminal simulation, you must do one of the following:

  • Create or alter something so that it appears to have value because of age, rarity, peculiarity, or its source or “author”
  • Doctor or produce fake copies of photos, movies, video tapes, records, or audio tapes
  • Use a fake stamp or cap/cork on a bottle of alcohol, or sell a bottle with a reused one
  • Read a document that you falsely claim to be valuable aloud or possess it with the intent to read it aloud

Criminal simulation charges can range from a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail to a third degree felony, punishable by 9 months to three years in prison.

If you are convicted of a criminal simulation offense, additional potential issues include:

  • Maintaining your current employment
  • Licensure issues in some professions
  • Difficulty getting a good job in the future
  • Difficulty and possible denial in immigration and naturalization proceedings

Simply put, if you are convicted of a criminal simulation offense, you run the risk of being deemed untrustworthy for the rest of your life. Therefore, it is critical that you to give your criminal simulation charge the level of importance it deserves.

The Columbus criminal simulation lawyers with Luftman, Heck and Associates will take an aggressive approach to all criminal simulation cases. First and foremost, we will figure out what mistakes the police or detectives made and what legal issues can be raised on your behalf.

We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes, video surveillance and recorded interviews. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor for your review.

Based on the legal weaknesses in the State of Ohio’s case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.

If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.

For nearly ten years, the Columbus criminal simulation lawyers with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.

Trust a Skilled Columbus Criminal Simulation Lawyer with Luftman, Heck and Associates! Contact Us.

If you’ve been charged with criminal simulation, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered by this page, or if you need a competent, experienced Columbus criminal simulation lawyer to fight for you in court, please contact us at (614) 500-3836 or via email at [email protected].

Penalties

Loss to the victim: Less than $1,000
This is a misdemeanor of the first degree and carries the following penalties:

  • A jail sentence of up to 180 days
    • In its place, your judge may sentence you to probation or other community control punishments
  • At most, a fine of $1,000
Loss to the victim: $1,000 to $7,499
This is a felony of the fifth degree and carries the following penalties:

  • A prison term of six months to one year
    • In its place, your judge may sentence you to probation or other community control punishments
  • At most, a fine of $2,500
Loss to the victim: $7,500 to $149,999
This is a felony of the fourth degree and carries the following penalties:

  • A prison term of six to 18 months
    • In its place, your judge may sentence you to probation or other community control punishments
  • At most, a fine of $5,000
Loss to the victim: $150,000 or more
This is a felony of the third degree and carries the following penalties:

  • A jail sentence of nine months to three years
  • A fine of $5,000 to $10,000

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For over a decade, the Columbus criminal defense attorneys at LHA have successfully represented clients on criminal offenses ranging from minor misdemeanors to first degree felonies. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.

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If you have any questions about the material or if you need an experienced, competent attorney, call the Columbus criminal defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates at (614) 500-3836.

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