Camp Dennison, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Ohio 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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Mark Jon Wieczorek
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Ohio 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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Scott Aaron Rubenstein Esq
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Ohio 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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Brian Joslyn
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 872-7444 6808 Miami Ave. #300
Cincinnati, OH 45243
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...
H. Leon Hewitt
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 731-4247 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Dayton School of Law
H. Leon Hewitt has always had a passion to be of service to others. Over his 13 years of legal practice he recognizes that every case is different with its own set of problems but also its own set of solutions. Attorney Hewitt believes that listening is a skill that is key to helping clients achieve their goals. He will always be a fierce advocate in representing your case and believes in positive client outcome. Prior to entering the field of law, he worked for over twenty years as a licensed pharmacist. He has volunteered his time as a Big...
Mark Jon Wieczorek
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(513) 317-5987 9415 Montgomery Rd. Suite D
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Ohio Northern University
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 sexual imposition, rape, robbery, burglary, OVI and on down the line to speeding tickets. As I transitioned into private practice, I realized that bad things happen to good people and that there is a little document known as the U.S. Constitution that affords these people the right to competent counsel, to a jury trial, and a litany of other enumerated rights which I saw from time to...
Kevin William Thornton Esq
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Loveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(513) 310-8694 791 E. Hatt Swank Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
Catherine R Meehan
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(513) 253-0021 6808 Miami Ave
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Criminal and DUI
I am a criminal and DUI defense lawyer serving clients in Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati.
Joseph Carmen Patituce
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(513) 253-0021 6808 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Criminal and DUI
Bartholomew Brian Sharkey Esq
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Loveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(513) 252-2788 P.O. Box 411
Loveland, OH 45140
Criminal, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Douglas E. Riddell
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
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.
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...
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...
Joshua Adam Engel Esq
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(513) 445-9600 4660 Duke Drive
Suite 101
Mason, OH 45040
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Harvard Law School
Engel began his career as a prosecutor in 2001 by serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 2002, he moved to Ohio and took a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney working for Judge Rachel Hutzel in Warren County, Ohio. In Warren County, he handled some of the office’s most challenging and high-profile cases, including death penalty cases and cases featured on national news programs like 48 Hours. Engel rose to lead the office’s appellate division, where he not only handled appeals for the office, but was also called upon by state and national law enforcement...
Mark Edward Godbey Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(513) 241-6650 708 Walnut Street
Suite 600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
University of Akron
I am a native of Cincinnati and have been actively practicing law for over 22 years. We are a full-service law firm of five attorneys, representing clients and small businesses in a variety of matters, including auto accidents and other kinds of personal injury law, bankruptcy and debt consolidation, divorce and other aspects of family law, probate, estate planning, criminal and traffic cases, etc. We have offices in downtown Cincinnati, West Chester, Dayton and Florence, Kentucky. We offer a free initial consultation, affordable rates and payment terms. Our attorneys strive for the best legal results while also giving...
Charles Anthony McKinney Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
810 Sycamore Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Harvard Law School and University of Notre Dame
My passion is offering each client personal service in aggressively defending and protecting their rights. I provide the highest quality legal services that gives my clients reliable and effective representation in legal matters that arise everyday in the business context. I have the skill and experience to negotiate or go to trial as needed.
Bridget Purdue Riddell
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Ohio State University - Columbus
After graduating in the top of her class from the University of Notre Dame and then in the top of her class at the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, Bridget joined a major law firm in Columbus practicing business litigation. After five years of practicing in a big firm environment, Bridget joined Riddell Law. Bridget's practice focuses on DUI, traffic, criminal and appellate law.
Lisa Marie Wenzel Esq
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(513) 260-3635 7588 Central Parke Boulevard
Suite 127
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Lisa Wenzel, criminal defense attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, understands your worries and frustrations. Due to her extensive training and experience in criminal law, she knows exactly what's needed to defend your case successfully, and she has the passion and caring to make sure your rights are fully protected.
Joseph Candito Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(513) 891-5666 9403 Kenwood Rd
Suite A-106
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
For over 28 years, Joseph Candito has been providing effective and compassionate legal representation to individuals and families in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties. My primary practice is in Probate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Family Law; and have experience in a wide variety of legal issues including but not limited to Small Business Incorporation, Residential Real Estate Practice and Personal Injury matters. We are a full service general practice firm.
Loretta Marie Helfrich
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(513) 632-5317 3573 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
University of Cincinnati
I obtained my law degree in 1989 from University of Cincinnati. Prior to that I received a Masters from American University and a Bachelors and Associates degree from Thomas More College. After getting my law degree, I worked for a small firm handling all types of civil litigation including family law. After ten years, getting married and having two children, I opened my own practice. Originally I had my office on Court Street in Cincinnati Ohio. In 2008 I moved my practice just outside of downtown Cincinnati. My office is now conveniently located on...
Richard Shane Herzner Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(513) 280-8405 3040 Madison Road
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Criminal and DUI
Shane Hezner is the Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer at Herzner Law, LLC. As a former assistant prosecutor in Hamilton County, Attorney Hezner has a unique insight on the perspective of the other side when pursuing a criminal case, especially DUI charges. In his 15 years of practice, he has aggressively represented clients in hundreds of DUI cases resulting in reduced or dismissed charges. Attorney Hezner also keeps himself up-to-date on the latest testing machines and case law on DUI to ensure that his clients get the best defense possible. Call (513) 280-84050 to schedule a free consultation.
Jeffrey Steven Hale
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(513) 248-1800 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Northern Kentucky University
We have been protecting the rights and interests of our clients since 2004. We provide affordable legal representation. Let us be a friend to guide you through the complex legal system.
Ryan L. DeBra
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Cincinnati , OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
4914 Ridge Avenue
Cincinnati , OH 45209
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis
Serving Hamilton, Clermont and Warren Counties
Mark Deters
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Cincinnati , OH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
300 E-Business Way, Suite 200
Cincinnati , OH 45241
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Michael Owen Finnigan Jr
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(513) 400-4204 9475 Kenwood Road
Suite 12
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Class of 2007, where he was a published member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Following law school, Michael honed his legal writing skills working as an editor for American Legal Publishing before joining a small law firm in 2009. In 2011 Michael opened up this law practice, focusing on family law, misdemeanor criminal defense, juvenile law, and estate planning. Michael takes an honest and straightforward approach to the practice of law, working in collaboration with his clients to achieve their desired results. Michael always tells...
Frank M. Mungo Esq
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Blue Ash, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(513) 721-5297 4555 Lake Forest Drive
Suite 650
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
If you or a loved one was charged with a crime or a DUI, have hope. Frank M. Mungo is an aggressive, dedicated, and experienced criminal defense and DUI attorney who cares. As a former felony prosecutor in Kentucky, Mr. Mungo knows how fight for you and those you love. Mr. Mungo possesses the unique combination of being both a scientist and seasoned trial lawyer. The truth leaves a trail, and Frank M. Mungo never quits his search to find it so to help those in need.
Niroshan Wijesooriya
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(513) 723-1600 2712 Observatory Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Craig Alan Newburger
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(513) 850-1778 9435 Waterstone Blvd. Suite 140
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
George Fee
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(513) 792-9322 4225 Malsbary Road
Suite 206
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Criminal and Immigration
Emily Huddleston
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(513) 341-9456 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Holly Marie Simpson Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(513) 793-7500 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy
Suite 304A
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Northern Kentucky University
Mitchell Allen Esq
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(513) 229-2900 5947 Deerfield Blvd.
Suite 201
Mason, OH 45040
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(513) 932-7375 312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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...
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Robert F. Healey Jr.
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(513) 333-0014 600 Vine Street
Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal and DUI
University of Dayton
My area of practice is mostly limited to DUI / OVI defense. I have also represented clients with criminal charges for misdemeanors and felonies, as well as many types of traffic infraction and driver's license problem. I am licensed to practice in Ohio and KY as well as Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Having completed NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement (ARIDE) training for detection of drug and alcohol impaired drivers gives me insight into how police decide to make their arrests as well as a perspective...
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,...
John L O'Shea
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(513) 300-4012 250 East 5th Street
Suite 2350
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5136
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Call John 24/7 on 513-300-4012 if you need help immediately. John focuses on DUI/OVI (“drunk driving”), criminal and white collar defense. He is always available to protect his clients. John has 27 years experience getting excellent results. John also practices in all other areas of litigation, including civil litigation, business law, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. John was named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2013 and 2017 and the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati for 2012,'13,'14,'15,'16 &'17. He is The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of...
Joseph Suhre
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(513) 333-0014 600 Vine Street
Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
CINCINNATI, NORTHERN KENTUCKY, COLUMBUS, & DAYTON DUI DEFENSE My name is Joe Suhre and I am committed to DUI defense. In fact, that's all I do. I am a graduate of Xavier University where I received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. I then attended the University of Cincinnati where I received my Juris Doctorate (law degree). I am licensed to practice in Ohio and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. I am a former police officer and that gives me a definite advantage when I'm assisting a...
Daniel Edward Haughey Esq
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 234-0576 516 West Main Street
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Dan Haughey is a Warren County lawyer who proudly represent clients throughout southwest Ohio in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, and business law. Partner at Haughey & Niehaus, Dan brings exceptional insights to every case he handles. As a former prosecutor, he is backed by the insider knowledge to craft a proactive defense for his clients, even in tough felony cases. As he has been elected to the office of part-time judge, his extensive legal experience has proven invaluable in his personal injury and business law practice. Contact his Warren County law firm 24/7 to find trusted legal answers.
Megan Mersch Fields
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(513) 381-9215 600 Vine Street
Suite 2650
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Megan Mersch Fields has a general litigation practice that includes representing businesses and individuals in employment law, business law, civil rights, products liability, criminal law, and general commercial practice. Her experience as an ex-prosecutor make her well suited for litigation and case resolution through both negotiation and trial. Megan practices in state and federal courts in both Kentucky and Ohio.
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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.