Franklin County Criminal Defense Lawyer



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Franklin County, OH

Being put in handcuffs in a life-altering and scary experience, no matter the charge. Any effective criminal defense attorney will inform you of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and will outline the risks of possible conviction. They may offer you information but leave it in your hands whether to plead guilty or contest to take your case to trial. Criminal Defense Attorney Nathan Akamine will go the extra mile to give you a wide range of options for resolving your case.

We will not leave you to make these critical choices on your own and we’ll look for ways to protect your interests through the proposition of creative alternatives, such as treatment options or community service. We’re committed to the protection of your freedom, your record and your rights.

Franklin County Criminal Defense Attorney

Mr. Akamine maintains a longstanding reputation as one of Franklin County’s preeminent criminal attorneys. His positive working relationship with colleagues in his field, prosecutors and judges alike, has benefited his clients over 20 years and has consistently yielded excellent results.

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"I highly recommend Nathan to anybody in need of a defense attorney. He really helped a lot. He's very professional and kind. I am very happy with the service he provided."


"Thank you for a job well done. I appreciate that you took my calls and treated me with respect. I can’t thank you enough for everything you've done. I will recommend you to everyone I know."


"My husband was facing jail time after his 4th DUI arrest. Mr. Akamine encouraged him to get the help he needed in treatment and convinced the judge to allow him to do house arrest instead of jail."

-Amy and John K.

"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."

-Adam D.

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

-Donna F.

Franklin County Courts and Resources

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas: Located at 345 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 / 614-525-3453

Franklin County Municipal Court: Located at 375 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 / 614-645-5962

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: Located at 373 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 / 614-525-3333


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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.

Franklin County includes the following townships: Antrim, Fannett, Greene, Guilford, Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Metal, Montgomery, Peters, Quincy, Southampton, St. Thomas, Warren, Washington