My second question relates to the Felony 5 that I received and is a two-part question. Though I have prior traffic offenses, I have no criminal history. I understand that the minimum jail time for an F5 in Ohio is 6 months.
(2a.) "Are there any other possible punishments for a first time offender besides incarceration?" If so,
(2b.) "What is the overall 'textbook' likelyhood of a first time non-violent offender receiving a judgement which includes something other than the minimum 6 months incarceration?"
I understand that every case is different and that there are a myriad of variables which can effect the outcome of a trial. I just need an honest opinion from an educated person to help me keep it together. The threat of 180 days incarceration with murderers and violent offenders is really taking a mental and emotional toll on me. Any and all replies to this thread will be very much sincerely appreciated. Thanks.