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Facing criminal charges can be intimidating. Your freedom, future, and reputation are in jeopardy. It may feel like nobody in the legal system is on your side. The government is preparing to use its vast resources to convict you of an offense that could place you behind bars and affect your life for years to come.
You’ve been arrested. What now?
You may have already realized that you need to find a criminal defense lawyer. You want someone to skillfully guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf. An internet search reveals many options and you probably don’t know which direction to turn.
The decision of which attorney to hire is the most important decision you face right now. Make sure you choose an attorney with experience, who will fight for the best possible outcome. There is a difference between the easiest resolution and the best resolution – we always put your interests ahead of expediency.
I have 20+ years of private defense experience. I sharpened my craft and knowledge of the law as both a prosecutor and public defender in the early stages of my career. I will handle your case from start to finish. By doing so I can ensure your case gets the personal attention it deserves.
We will provide you with the defense that you need in any criminal matter including:
- DRUG CHARGES:
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.
- WHITE COLLAR CRIMES:
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.
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
Disagreements among loved ones are common. Unfortunately, when law enforcement is 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.
- VIOLENT CRIMES:
Violent crimes such as assault, robbery, and murder often result in charges which 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 require an equally determined defense.
- SEX OFFENSES:
Whether you are culpable or not, the mere allegation of a sex offense can be devasting. More than any other offense, 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 be interpreted in different ways. It is important to hire a lawyer who has conducted sex offense trials and knows how to effectively combat law enforcement tactics.
- ROBBERY, RSP, and THEFT CRIMES:
Depending on the circumstances of your case as well as the value of the items you are charged with taking, you could face years in prison as well as restitution, fines, and other penalties. These are cases that require highly experienced representation.
- PROBATION VIOLATIONS:
Probation terms are very intrusive and may seem to be set up to ensure failure of the probationer. A probation officer’s belief that you are in violation is not the final word. Even if you have violated your 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.
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It is important to know that all criminal charges can be fought – whether you believe you are innocent or not. With the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney, you could have your charges reduced or even dismissed with or without going to trial.
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