Criminal Defense

Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer is critical.


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. It is important to have a lawyer familiar with unfair law enforcement assumptions and how to overcome them. Read more >


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


I understand how Ohio DUI / OVI cases are charged, and I know how the prosecution will present the evidence. A police officer’s job should be to document all evidence – whether it supports a finding of DUI / OVI or not. Unfortunately, law enforcement often focuses only on evidence that hurts a defendant’s case. It is my job to identify beneficial evidence that was overlooked and is to your benefit.  Read 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 the allegations, you could face a significant prison term. These cases are treated very seriously by law enforcement and therefore, require an equally determined defense. Read more >


Whether you are culpable or not, the mere allegation of a sex offense can be devastating. More than any other crime, people 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 all be interpreted in different ways. It is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who has conducted sex offense trials and knows how to effectively combat law enforcement tactics. Read 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. As a former Prosecutor, I know the tactics that are used to try to convict you. I fight for your freedom and reputation. Read more >


Probation terms can be very intrusive and may seem to ensure failure. 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. Like most things, it is best to address the situation before being arrested. Read more >

Our office is 3 minutes from downtown Columbus, in the Brewery District. If your arrest prevents you from coming to us, we come to you.