Homicide defense lawyer

Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy aggressively defends Homicide allegations

Homicide is unintentionally and recklessly or negligently causing the death of another or their unborn child.

Homicide ranges under Ohio law from a misdemeanor of the 1st degree to a felony of the 1st degree, with potential penalties ranging from 6 months in jail and a license suspension to 15 years in prison. Homicide is a crime of violence under Ohio law and cannot ever be sealed from your record. 

Allegations of Homicide lead to life-altering consequences and demand immediate attention to prevent incarceration, inability to own or possess a firearm, and the stigma that follows a serious felony conviction. 

Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for 12 years in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to get you the best possible outcome. 

frequently asked questions about homicide in ohio

What is the penalty for Vehicular Homicide?
Vehicular Homicide is often filed as 1st degree misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to 6 months in jail, $1,000 in fines, and a 5 year license suspension. But if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crime, it is elevated to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and is a 1st or 2nd degree felony and carries a mandatory prison sentence.

What is Reckless Homicide in Ohio?
Reckless Homicide is defined as engaging in reckless behavior that results in the unintentional death of another. It is a 3rd degree felony.

Can you go to jail for hitting someone with a car?
Yes, you can. You can go to jail for the duration of your case, depending on the bond you are given at your arraignment. You can additionally go to jail or prison upon the completion of your case, depending on the severity of the individual’s injuries.

How many years do you go to jail for Vehicular Homicide?
If it is filed as 1st degree misdemeanor, you are facing up to 6 months in jail. If it is filed as a 2nd degree felony, you are facing 3 to 15 years in prison.


Negligent Homicide (M1) - unintentionally causing the death of another while negligently using a deadly weapon.

Vehicular Homicide (M1 to F4) - unintentionally causing the death of another while driving negligently or speeding in a construction zone.

Reckless Homicide (F3) - unintentionally causing the death of another with reckless behavior.

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (F2 - F1) - unintentionally causing the death of another while operating a vehicle under the influence, driving recklessly, or committing reckless operation in a construction zone.


Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning Homicide cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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