Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Mr. Adam Gregory Burke
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Adam Burke is an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney practicing in Columbus, Ohio. He is passionate about defending the rights of men and women facing criminal charges.Since 2008, Mr. Burke... Read More »
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Mark Jon Wieczorek
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

I am a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. I have experienced the legal system from the inside out. I have handled just about every type of case imaginable: felonious assault, gross... Read More »
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Peter J. Scranton
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Mr. Scranton believes in the concept of innocent until proven guilty, and that everyone deserves the right to a fair trial. He knows that when someone is in trouble with the law, they need an attorney who... Read More »
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Benjamin L. Luftman
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

I am believer that people accused of a criminal offense deserve the most competent and experienced legal counsel possible for a fair and reasonable cost of representation. My team of criminal defense... Read More »
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Douglas E. Riddell
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(614) 361-2804 1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Douglas Riddell's practice is devoted to defending clients facing DUI / OVI, traffic and criminal misdemeanor charges. With of years of experience practicing criminal defense in Central Ohio, he personally reviews, analyzes and implements a unique proactive defense strategy in each and every case that comes into to his office.
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 808-4013 815 Superior Ave
Suite 1225
Cleveland, OH 441114
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Bethany McAllister, and Erin James, Richard and his team speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including employment immigration, investor immigration, family immigration, and deportation...
Nicholas Klingensmith
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(513) 258-2377 810 Sycamore
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Nicholas Klingensmith is former prosecutor who now defends those charged with a DUI - OVI. Nick's experience as a prosecutor gives him an advantage over other attorneys when it comes to trial, plea negotiations and navigating the criminal justice system. He has won at trial, motion to suppress and successfully had DUI - OVI's reduced to a "wet" reckless, physical control and some cases flat out dismissed.

Contact DUI Lawyer Nicholas Klingensmith today.
Brian Smith Esq
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Rocky River, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Brian Smith provides aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation to every person served, so they feel confident that their rights are protected, their interests are served, and their results are maximized.

Mr. Smith uses his trial and negotiation skills in a general practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in criminal matters, DUI/OVI matters, unemployment appeals and labor matters. He resides in Huron, Ohio, helping Smith Law Offices to easily reach its resources along the northern coast of Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo.
Dimitrios Makridis
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(614) 349-4490 625 City Park Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Attorney Dimitri Makridis of Makridis Law Firm is a top Columbus DUI Lawyer.

He is committed to defending men and women facing Ohio OVI / DUI charges and achieving outstanding results for his clients.

Schedule your free consultation today by calling (614) 349-4490.
Ian Nathan Friedman Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(216) 928-7700 1360 E. 9th Street
Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Ian Friedman has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. Based in Cleveland, he has served as counsel across Ohio, the United States and internationally. He is a frequent lecturer, author, commentator, and expert witness called upon to address important legal issues. In addition to his practice, Mr. Friedman is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Computers & Criminal Law. Having tried in excess of 250 jury cases to verdict, Mr. Friedman was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers...
Brian Joslyn
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 872-7444 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I firmly believe in the United States Constitution, particularly the rights afforded to every individual under the Due Process Clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments. It is not only my job, but also my life passion to uphold and protect those Constitutional rights. With these ideals in mind, I attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where I gained the knowledge to support my passion for law. I refined my knowledge while working with several prominent law firms. However, it was my experiences working at a Public Defender's Office that grounded me and helped deepen my understanding of the...
Charles M. Rittgers
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(513) 932-7375 312 Walnut St. #1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Charles M. Rittgers is a trial lawyer with a record of success in criminal defense, DUI, and injury cases. Charlie's record includes not guilty jury verdicts in numerous cases in which no plea bargain was offered by the prosecutor, including murder, DUI, and domestic violence. In injury cases, Charlie is willing to take cases to trial that most lawyers would settle. For example, despite having a $1,000,000 offer from an insurance company to settle a motorcycle crash case, Charlie and his client refused the offer, took the case to a summary jury trial, and received a verdict of $9,000,000. ...
Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Lebanon, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(513) 932-2115 12 E Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Charles H. Rittgers, was named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, groups limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Rittgers was selected again to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. He was also named in the Cincinnati Top 50 and the Ohio Top 100 lists.

Mr. Rittgers has handled numerous high publicity cases over his 30 years of practicing law and has been a guest speaker to local law enforcement groups. He has been...
Dan J Weisenburger Esq
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Ravenna, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(330) 296-8000 149 N. Prospect Street, Suite 1
Ravenna, OH 44266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Mr. Weisenburger's practice consists of criminal and DUI defense exclusively. He is one of a handful of Criminal Defense lawyers in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Why is it important? A certification is regarded as an unquestionable proof of expertise. When a Prosecutor knows that an Attorney is not afraid to go to trial, he/she is more inclined to negotiate a better resolution for your case.

Mr. Weisenburger received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall College of Law in Cleveland,...
Scott Aaron Rubenstein Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Scott A. Rubenstein has practiced criminal law for 15 years in Southwest Ohio. A former Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, and in private practice since 2003, Mr. Rubenstein has litigated hundreds... Read More »
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Dan J Weisenburger Esq
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Ravenna, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

Mr. Weisenburger's practice consists of criminal and DUI defense exclusively. He is one of a handful of Criminal Defense lawyers in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National... Read More »
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Robert Rockower Goldstein Esq
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Chillicothe, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(740) 773-1875 19 West 2nd Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Attorney Robert Goldstein was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1983, Attorney Goldstein moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to attend Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Secretary of his fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, and President of his class for his first two years of college. After earning his degree in Psychology, Attorney Goldstein worked a series of jobs ranging from computer consulting to selling fire extinguishers door-to-door, while he explored a career in stand-up comedy. Two years later, having not successfully earned his own late night talk show, Attorney Goldstein decided to pursue a...
James Dearie Esq
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Lebanon, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(513) 932-5529 12 E Warren St
Lebanon, OH 45036
Criminal, Business, DUI and Juvenile
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
James A. Dearie has been a practicing attorney since 1993.  He has represented clients in civil, criminal, and traffic cases at all levels of the Ohio court system, including the Ohio Supreme Court.   He is an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Warren County Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jim was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1990, he graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, with a BA in Economics.  In 1993, he graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law.  After graduating law school,...
Benjamin L. Luftman
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(614) 212-4240 601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Stockbroker Fraud and Traffic Tickets
Capital University Law School
I am believer that people accused of a criminal offense deserve the most competent and experienced legal counsel possible for a fair and reasonable cost of representation. My team of criminal defense lawyers vigorously defends the rights of Ohioans accused of all types of State or Federal criminal offenses.

I grew up in the Central Ohio area (small town of Bexley OH) and attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree before obtaining my Juris Doctorate in Law at Capital University Law School.

When I'm not in the court room, I like to spend my time with my family, volunteering with...
Jon Joseph Saia Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(614) 444-3036 713 South Front Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Nursing Home
Capital University Law School
Attorney Jon J. Saia is a founding lawyer at the Ohio firm, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. Mr. Saia is a member of the Delaware Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. With over 23 years of legal experience, Attorney Saia is highly qualified to take on even the most complicated criminal cases. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of working with Attorney Saia, do not wait to contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
Jeremiah Justin Denslow
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(513) 268-0557 312 Walnut St.
Suite 16000
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
There are over 1 million laws in the United States. My entire legal practice is devoted to just one--the Ohio law that prohibits drinking and driving. Because of my concentrated focus on DUI defense, I know the DUI laws better than most lawyers in the state. I am a passionate DUI defense lawyer and I get results.

Traditionally, lawyers have had multiple practice areas such as criminal defense, personal injury, probate, divorce, and child custody. They may have handled a few DUI cases each year. However, today, more and more lawyers are choosing to limit their work to...
Jeffrey Stavroff
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(614) 817-1660 492 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Capital University
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Stavroff is the principal at The Stavroff Law Firm, located in German Village.

Stavroff is from the New Albany area and holds a bachelor's in music Berklee College of Music. Stavroff attended the Capital University Law School, where he served on the Law Review Executive Board and graduated with honors.

After receiving his juris doctor and passing the Ohio bar exam, he worked in the Columbus City Attorney's Office, serving both the trial unit and the domestic violence unit. During his time at the Columbus City Attorney's Office, Stavroff conducted jury and bench trials,...
Stephen Thomas Wolfe
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(614) 725-5440 1350 W. 5th Ave.
Suite 124
Columbus, OH 43212
Criminal and Appeals
Capital University Law School
Stephen is a Columbus native, having graduated from Thomas Worthington High School, Ohio State University, and Capital University Law School. After law school, he spent five years at Christopher M. Cooper Co., LPA, practicing in a variety of areas, but focusing mainly on criminal law.

In 2013, Stephen opened his own practice dealing exclusively with criminal law and appeals throughout the state of Ohio and in federal court. He has tried cases ranging from minor traffic offenses through complex murder cases. He is death penalty certified and a member of the CJA panel in federal court. He has also handled appeals...
Andrew Hugh Stevenson Esq
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Lancaster, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(740) 653-0961 301 E Main St
Lancaster, OH 43130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Andrew H. Stevenson takes great pride in being a criminal defense attorney. He feels honored to defend his clients and respects the trust his clients place in him. Combining his strong trial skills with his empathetic concern for each client, he works hard to help achieve the best possible outcome for each client. In order to more effectively defend his clients, he has limited his practice to criminal and DUI defense. Andrew has successfully defended clients charged with capital murder, aggravated murder, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, drug offenses, domestic violence and child abuse. He is experienced...
John M. Jurco, Esq.
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St. Clairsville, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(740) 296-9258 PO Box 783
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ohio Northern University
* Engaged in the practice of law since 2003 * Current good standing in all state and federal courts * No ethics complaints * No ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims
Brandon Elliot Shroy Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(614) 601-1456 501 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Capital University
Brandon E. Shroy has spent more than a decade as a practicing attorney in Central Ohio, focusing primarily on criminal defense and traffic law. After graduating from Capital University Law he accepted a prosecution position at the Columbus City Attorney's Office. Brandon quickly developed a reputation as an aggressive litigator with an ability to expertly apply detailed legal knowledge to his cases with outstanding results.

With experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Brandon is adept at perceiving and addressing weaknesses in the prosecution's case, which has proved an invaluable asset in his criminal defense practice.

As a trial...
Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Lebanon, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience

Charles H. Rittgers, was named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, groups... Read More »
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Michael Arthur Boske Esq
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Canton, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

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Sherrod Seward
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(704) 500-2045 6660 N. High St
Suite 3E
Columbus, OH 43085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Entertainment & Sports and Immigration
Cleveland State University
An experienced lawyer with a passion for criminal defense, entertainment law, & and immigration, as well as an extensive background in global business; Sherrod knew as a child that his path in life would lead him to be active on a national and international level.

Sherrod is a go to resource for persons facing felony changes for drug charges, weapons violations, and removal proceedings in immigration. Sherrod is also a go to resource for athletes, entertainers, and media companies from all over the World for business issues.

Sherrod has been immersed in different cultures as early as elementary school; learning...
Shawn R. Dominy Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(614) 717-1177 1900 Polaris Pkwy
#450-037
Columbus, OH 43240
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
The focus of the Dominy Law Firm, LLC is representing clients charged with criminal offenses and DUI / OVI offenses in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) and the central Ohio are. We recommend educating yourself about your situation before making any decisions about your case. One great way to do that is the website of the Dominy Law Firm. For DUI / OVI cases, another great way to learn more is to read the book Shawn Dominy authored: 'I Was Charged With DUI/OVI-Now What?!'. That book is available for sale online, and the e-book can be...
Steven Russell Adams Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(513) 929-9333 8 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal and DUI
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Steven Adams, founder of The Law Office of Steven R. Adams, LLC, is the kind of Cincinnati DUI lawyer you want on your side when facing DUI/OVI charges. Before becoming a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Adams served as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor for eight years. Drawing from his experience as a former prosecutor, he knows how to strategically prepare cases because he developed an excellent understanding of criminal trials and how to effectively present criminal cases to a jury. He has argued in front of the Supreme Court twice and won a case 7-0! As a certified instructor in...
Kollin Lawrence Rice Esq
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Oregon, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(419) 697-2424 2424 Woodville Rd
Oregon, OH 43616
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
The University of Toledo College of Law
Kollin Rice has practiced law in the Toledo, Ohio area since 1996. His practice is primarily in the areas of Employment Law, Family Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation. He previously had a greater focus on criminal defense law, and still does some. As a former Series 6 Registered Representative (a license to sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities) he is interested in and eager to expand his practice in the areas of financial malpractice and stock broker/financial advisor malpractice. He continues to try to gain fluency in Spanish, but at this point does much better with...
Daryle C. Tibbs
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(513) 793-7544 1329 East Kemper Rd.
#4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Capital University Law School and Xavier University
Daryle C. Tibbs is a proud graduate of William Mason High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in 2006, her master's degree from Xavier University in 2007, and her juris doctor from Capital University in 2010. Daryle C. Tibbs received her Ohio license in May 2010 and her Kentucky license in May 2016.
Kristina W. Supler
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(216) 696-1422 101 W. Prospect Ave. Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
Free ConsultationCriminal
Cleveland State University
Ms. Supler has served as both primary and co-counsel during trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She is highly regarded for her organized and comprehensive trial strategies and is well-versed in all criminal areas. Ms. Supler’s particular expertise is federal litigation and sentencing matters. She has lectured on issues affecting sentencing and has authored articles on sentencing and technology topics in national publications.
Bradley Groene
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
810 Sycamore St, Fl 3
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Northern Kentucky University
Bradley Groene is a skilled and dedicated Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer. Solely focusing on criminal and traffic defense, Brad has successfully defended clients against felony and misdemeanor charges. In law school, Brad spent time interning at the Hamilton County Public Defender's office; upon graduating and becoming licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky, he knew he wanted to continue defending people against charges. Brad has won numerous trials in his clients' favor and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the people he represents.
George Michael Wolfe Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 263-5297 3212 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
Capital University Law School and Ohio State University - Columbus
I have had extensive trial experience since licensure in 1994. I handled thousands of criminal trials, hearings, probate estates, and divorce or custody related hearings. I can practice anywhere in Ohio and Federal court. My reviews under Wolfe Legal Services on Google and Avvo.com show only a fraction of the clients we have represented. Please contact me any time for a free phone consultation, or you can send a text message requesting a callback.
Edward Joseph Hartwig
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Youngstown, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(330) 718-9499 120 Marwood Circle
Youngstown, OH 44512
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Akron School of Law
Edward J. Hartwig is a native of Mahoning Valley and graduate of The University of Akron School of Law. Attorney Hartwig spent over a decade as a partner in a Youngstown law firm, eventually moving to private practice in 2012. He founded Hartwig Law, LLC, focusing on criminal defense, juvenile defense, personal injury, and other legal matters. Attorney Hartwig is widely recognized for his legal talents and abilities, earning inclusion in the list of Ohio Super Lawyer®, membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and a 10 out of 10 Superb Avvo Rating.
Joseph Edwards Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(614) 309-0243 511 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense attorney Joe Edwards works vigilantly to defend and produce the best legal outcome for his clients. Prior to starting his criminal defense law practice, Attorney Edwards has experience as Assistant Attorney General in the federal litigation section, as well as experience as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office where he prosecuted a variety of crimes in Franklin County, Ohio. He has experience on both sides of of the courtroom, providing Joe a unique insight in his ability to handle your case.
Tad Hoover
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer

Tad has focused extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Tad has counseled clients through high asset divorce cases, domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody... Read More »
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Antony Abboud Esq
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Dayton, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Attorney Antony Abboud is one of the partners at Gounaris Abboud, LPA. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University Of Dayton School Of Law. He is now licensed to practice law in Ohio and is a member... Read More »
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Andrew Stephen Baker Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(614) 228-1882 107 South High Street Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
It's time for something different; a fresh and innovative approach to personal injury law. When you walk in our lobby, you'll see the quote, "The most dangerous phrase in any language is we've always done it this way."

Communication is at the forefront of our operation. The number one complaint about lawyers across the profession is a lack of communication between attorney and client during the course of representation. Many personal injury firms assign "case managers" or other administrative staff to handle cases and field client calls. I assure you this is NOT...
Scott A. Kelly
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Lima, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(419) 221-1736 124 W. North St.
Lima, OH 45801
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Scott Kelly has been practicing law since 2007 . Scott focuses his practice on litigation. He has litigated criminal defense, OVI (DUI), personal injury, and other civil litigation cases in trial courts throughout Ohio as well as in Ohio’s district courts of appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, the US Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott Kelly focuses his practice on DUI defense, is certified in the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course, and dedicates all of his continuing education time to DUI...
Joseph J. Kunkel
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(614) 212-4240 601 S High St.
Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Associate attorney Joseph J. Kunkel focuses on criminal , DUI / OUI, and traffic law at Luftman, Heck & Associates. He looks forward to litigating on behalf of his clients as a growing member of the team at Luftman, Heck & Associates.
Dr. Mark Bamberger Esq.
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Spring Valley, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(877) 644-8181 PO Box 189
Spring Valley, OH 45370
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Capital University Law School
Geologist turned attorney with almost a decade of hard-core legal experience. Experienced courtroom attorney with many years of valuable background in turn-key legal representation.
John Sivinski Esq
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(800) 641-1970 Port Clinton, OH 43452
Free ConsultationPort Clinton, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Peter J. Scranton
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 212-4240 601 S High St.
Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Mr. Scranton believes in the concept of innocent until proven guilty, and that everyone deserves the right to a fair trial. He knows that when someone is in trouble with the law, they need an attorney who is willing to fight for them and keep them well-informed.

In his spare time, Mr. Scranton enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.
Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones Esq.
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Lyndhurst, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(330) 423-4604 5001 Mayfield Road
Suite 316
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
At the law practice of Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, Attorney & Counselor at Law, Rhys is the founder and principal attorney. As a former prosecutor for Mahoning County, he is intimately familiar with all aspects of criminal law. He knows how prosecutors think and how they will approach cases. He is also highly effective in immigration law as well as civil and criminal appeals. Rhys has a long track record of success for his clients and is committed to getting the best possible outcome in any situation. As a persuasive negotiator and aggressive litigator, he knows how to effectively approach each...
Roger Kirk Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(513) 651-2525 114 E 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
For over 30 years, Roger Kirk has represented clients in Cincinnati, Butler County, Clermont County, and Warren County. He focuses criminal defense, appellate and personal injury cases. Roger will represent you zealously and guides you through the stressful and difficult litigation process. He will use his knowledge and trial-tested techniques to get the best results for you. If you need help with a criminal defense or personal injury matter, choose Roger Kirk.
Brian M Cremeans
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Ironton, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(740) 532-8744 311 Park Ave
Ironton, OH 45638
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte School of Law
Experience handling general practice litigation in the areas of employment, criminal defense, OVI, construction, domestic relations, and other types of civil litigation. Prior to my legal career, I served in front line management for nine years. This broad experience gives me unique perspectives on both the business and employment perspectives of the law that allows me to provide, not only legal advice, but practical advice to clients in a way that is easily understood.
Viktoriya Dyrda
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(216) 524-7777 5005 Rockside Road, Suite 600-133
Cleveland, OH 44131
Criminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Attorney Viktoriya Dyrda is a talented criminal defense litigator with an intense passion for justice, which serves her clients well. Her dedication and willingness to step into the courtroom set her apart from other criminal defense lawyers. Viktoriya’s thorough and carefully crafted approach to criminal charges provides clients with the guidance to make well-informed and strategic decisions in their cases. Ms. Dyrda is a vigorous advocate, and offers clients unfiltered and forthright advice on the best course of action for their criminal charges. She is compassionate in defending her client’s rights.

Attorney Dyrda provides representation to people accused of felonies,...
Bryan Hawkins
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney

Bryan Hawkins grew up in central Ohio and attended Dublin Schools. After graduating from high school in Cincinnati, Mr. Hawkins returned to central Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. There, he... Read More »
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Joseph J. Kunkel
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney

Associate attorney Joseph J. Kunkel focuses on criminal , DUI / OUI, and traffic law at Luftman, Heck & Associates. He looks forward to litigating on behalf of his clients as a growing member of the... Read More »
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Ohio Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Capital University Law School Legal Clinic
(614) 236-6245
Columbus, OH


Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice Ohio Innocence Project
(513) 566-0752
Cincinnati, OH

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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.