Criminal Defense 

You’ve been arrested. What now?

Choosing your attorney is the first and most critical decision to undertake. How do you choose?

  • Choose a defense attorney who knows the difference between an easy resolution and the best resolution. 
  • Choose a defense attorney who values you as a client.
  • Choose a defense attorney with a unique skillset sharpened by working as both a Franklin County Prosecutor and Public Defender.
  • Choose a defense attorney with diversity gained from over 20 years in private practice.
  • Choose a defense attorney who handles your case personally, from start to finish.


Attorney Nathan Akamine is skilled at defense against:


Possession, cultivation, distribution, trafficking, and other offenses related to controlled substances can result in severe penalties which may include prison time. There can also be collateral effects to your finances, personal property, and ability to drive.  Learn more


Financially motivated offenses such as money laundering or embezzlement are thought by many to be minor and only subject to trivial consequences. Unfortunately, due to the nature and circumstance of white collar crimes, they often have the biggest impact on the defendant and their family. They are complicated cases that require skilled and highly experienced representation. Learn more


Disagreements among loved ones are common. Unfortunately, when law enforcement gets involved matters often go beyond what any of the parties desire. In Ohio, there is a policy that an arrest should be made if law enforcement determines there was a “primary aggressor.” It is all too common that law enforcement assumes that the male is the primary aggressor. Attorney Akamine understands unfair law enforcement assumptions and how to overcome them. Learn more


Violent crimes such as assault, robbery, and murder often result in charges that carry severe and long-lasting penalties. Depending upon the severity of allegations, you could face a significant prison term. These cases are treated very seriously by law enforcement and therefore, require an equally determined defense.  Learn more


More than any other offense, persons accused of a sex offense are treated as guilty before even going to court. Accusations can be highly subjective. Victim perception, witness observations, and forensic evidence (such as rape kits or DNA tests) can be interpreted in different ways. Attorney Akamine has conducted sex offense trials and knows how to effectively combat law enforcement tactics.  Learn more


Depending on the circumstances of your case, as well as the value of the items you’re charged with taking, you could face years in prison, fines, and other penalties. These are cases that require highly experienced representation. Learn more


A probation officer’s belief that you are in violation is not the final word. Even if you have violated probation or failed to report, there are often actions that can be taken to minimize penalties and avoid incarceration. It is best to address the situation before being arrested. Learn more

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"My husband was facing serious jail time because of his prior DUI cases. Mr. Akamine encouraged him to get the help he needed in a treatment program and convinced the Prosecutor and Judge to allow him to do house arrest instead of jail. We can't thank you enough sir."

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"I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI. That was a mistake. Mr. Akamine goes above and beyond. Lawyer of the year in my option. I'll never go anywhere else for my legal issues."

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"Mr. Akamine represented my son several times in the past. He recommended the best actions to take in court and he truly cared about us. I called often and Mr. Akamine always was able to make me feel better about my son's situation. Thank you, thank you."

-Donna F.

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