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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

We are trial lawyers.  The Ohio Legal Group has more than forty (40) years experience in dealing with criminal defense.  We maintain a catalogue of lessons learned and we continue to innovate strategies to ensure our clients receive the best advice and solutions for their problems.

Felonies

We represent clients on all types of felonies, including sex offense allegations (for example: rape, gross sexual imposition, and sexual battery). 

We work regularly in federal, state and municipal courts.

We have represented individuals accused of white collar crimes such as securities fraud, but we also regularly try cases such as aggravated assault, felonious assault, drug possession and trafficking, patient abuse, theft, and other offenses.

OVI / DUI

Representing clients charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is common for us; however, we take a unique approach in pursuing these cases to ensure officers are held accountable for their performance as they often fail to provide proper instructions on the standard field sobriety tests, fail to maintain the breath testing equipment, and fail to maintain a proper record of their interactions. 

Traffic Offenses

While traffic offenses are often looked at as minor problems, it's critical to consider what collateral consequences may be associated with them.  It is not uncommon for it to affect employment, or too many offenses to cause a license suspension, or it to affect other rights if other charges have been brought against the client. 

While some individuals and some offenses may not be able to be sealed or expunged, it is important to speak with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers to discover your eligibility.

Our attorneys routinely file motions to seal and expunge throughout municipal and common pleas courts throughout Ohio.

Misdemeanors

Our firm has a long history of successfully representing individuals charged with misdemeanor offenses including OVI / DUI, Assault, Menacing, Improper Handing, CCW violations, improper handling, and Disorderly Conduct.

 

Generally, misdemeanors are brought in municipal courts.

If you're facing a misdemeanor charge, you still need a lawyer, as most misdemeanors still carry potential jail time and fines.

Pre-Charge Counseling

It is not uncommon for individuals to know a charge or indictment is eminent.  We counsel individuals on what to expect, and give them documents, contacts, and a strategy, so they're prepared when officers come knocking. 

 

If the officers are knocking right now, we encourage you to exercise your right to remain silent and seek counsel immediately.

Co-Counsel

Our firm provides co-counsel services to other attorneys and law firms.  We believe in what we do, and so we often work to help others succeed when they need help in pre-trial negotiations, investigations, and jury trials.

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