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Violent crimes are taken extremely serious by the Ohio criminal justice systems. The defense of a case involving accusations of violence begins with an immediate investigation into the allegations and the potential for locating defense witnesses and other helpful evidence.

Many violent crimes and crimes committed while in possession of a firearm typically cary steep mandatory minimums sentences. Given the possibility of serious penalties for these types of charges, it’s critical that you obtain the advice of a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Violent crimes lawyer, Nathan Akamine, has extensive experience handling all types of charges in Columbus and the surrounding counties.

Below are some of the Violent Crimes we handle:

If you or a loved one are charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced violent crimes lawyer to begin planning your defense immediately.

Assault Charges

Any assault charge is serious. If you’re convicted of aggravated assault in Columbus, you could be imprisoned for years, in addition to facing costly fines. Not to mention the often irreprable damage to your reputation.

In light of the dire consequences that can result from a conviction of aggravated assault or other violent felony crimes, it’s critical to be represented by an experienced assault charge defense lawyer. Nathan Akamine is an experienced violent crimes lawyer who has handled numerous aggravated assault cases, and is prepared to build a robust defense on your behalf.

However, It’s urgent to act quickly if you or a loved one has been arrested for aggravated assault. For immediate legal assistance, call Akamine Law for a free legal consultation.

What are the Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Ohio?

Aggravated assault can be graded as a felony of the first degree. This is the most serious type of felony other than murder, which underscores how urgent aggravated assault charges truly are. You could face a prison sentence of up to 20 years, plus tens of thousands of dollars in fines. In addition, you could permanently lose your gun rights, while sustaining irreversible damage to your personal and professional relationships.

In other cases, aggravated assault is graded as a second degree felony. Though less serious, a felony of the second degree is still one of the highest charges a defendant can stand accused of. Second degree felony aggravated assault is charged in a variety of circumstances, often when the defendant is accused of assaulting a police officer. When aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree, you could face up to 10 years in prison, in addition to fines.

Whether graded as a first or second degree felony, aggravated assault charges have the potential to change your life forever. Contact Akamine Law today and get us fighting for you.


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Domestic Abuse Charges

Domestic abuse charges in Columbus can involve an array of offenses, including assault, harassment, stalking, and rape. However, no matter what type of crime the defendant is charged with, serious penalties can be imposed if he or she is found guilty. Not only do Ohio laws establish high fines and long prison sentences for most domestic violence charges, but in addition, the social stigma connected with a domestic abuse charge can cause serious permanent damage to the defendant’s career, reputation, and relationships.

Unfortunately, there are many cases where defendants are unfairly charged with domestic violence after a divorce or custody dispute becomes tense. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you need a compassionate, experienced, and aggressive domestic abuse attorney who understands how to protect your rights and your reputation.

What can Akamine Law do for me?

Defense Attorney Nathan Akamine draws upon former experience prosecuting crimes to defend his clients effectively. We understand the strategies that prosecutors use to obtain domestic violence convictions, and will work to suppress any unfair or unlawful evidence while immediately launching our own detailed investigation into all accusations against you. Akamine Law may be able to have your charges reduced, or even work toward the complete dismissal of your case. Don’t face domestic violence charges alone. Call Akamine Law today.

Homicide Charges

Ohio homicide cases are more complex than any other type of criminal case. Murder charges involve a variety of elements that only an experienced, and knowledgeable attorney can adequately manage. If you or a loved one have been arrested for manslaughter or murder, or is facing homicide charges, it’s imperative that you speak with a Columbus homicide attorney immediately. Contact Akamine Law for a free legal consultation.

What are the Stages of a Murder Trial in Ohio?

The most important factor to recognize when you’re charged with homicide is that your very life is on the line. In the case of murder in the first degree, you could face either life in prison or the death penalty.

Ohio murder trials are broken up into two parts:

Trial Phase – This is when the prosecution attempts to prove to a jury that the defendant committed the crime that he or she is being charged with. If the defendant is found guilty, the proceedings then move to the penalty phase.

Penalty Phase – This is when the government presents “aggravating” evidence to attempt to persuade the jury to impose the harshest penalty possible. On the other hand, the defense presents “mitigating” evidence to persuade the jury to impose a lesser sentence.

Penalties for Homicide in Ohio

The penalties for homicide in Ohio depend on the type of crime you’re being charged with. You may stand charged with a misdemeanor or felony. However, homicide charges are generally felonies.

Homicide charges and penalties include the following:

First Degree Murder:

First degree murder is any murder where the defendant purposely intended to cause the death of another person.
Penalty – A conviction of first degree murder can bring the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Second Degree Murder:

A second degree murder charge occurs when a defendant kills another person during the commission of a violent felony, including rape, robbery, and arsen.
Penalty – The penalty for second degree murder is up to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

Third Degree Murder:

Third degree murder is any other murder not under first or second degree murder. Third degree cannot include instances of a specific intent to kill an individual.
Penalty – A conviction for third degree murder carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Voluntary Manslaughter:

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when it is believed a defendant had no malicious intent to kill, but purposely acted in a way that caused the death of another person.
Penalty – A conviction for voluntary manslaughter carried with it least 3 years and a most ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000.

Involuntary Manslaughter:

Involuntary manslaughter covers killings that result from reckless or negligent actions.
Penalty – The penality for involuntary manslaughter can be anywhere from 9 months to 5 years in prison.

Violent crimes are some of the most heavily penalized offenses you can face. You need an equaly agressive defense lawyer fighting for you. Don’t wait any longer. Call Akamine Law for a free legal consultation and get us fighting on your side.

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