Columbus, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

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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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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Bryan Bowen
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Attorney Bryan Bowen is from Worthington, Ohio, where he was a National Merit Scholar and played volleyball on the 1990 Boys State Championship-winning Worthington High School team.After graduating from... Read More »
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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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Robert Rockower Goldstein Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(614) 231-0003 2734 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209
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...
(740) 773-1875 19 West 2nd Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Worthington, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 300-1131 6660 North High Street
Suite 3E
Worthington, OH 43085
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...
(800) 808-4013 815 Superior Ave
Suite 1225
Cleveland, OH 441114
(313) 681-5775 7301 Schaefer Rd.
Suite 101
Dearborn, MI 48126
(330) 800-9097 12 East Exchange Street
6th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
(513) 445-5859 Georgetown Village
1-38 Triangle Park
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(419) 956-0833 5055 Enterprise Blvd
Toledo, OH 43612
(330) 536-7458 3660 Shirley Road
Youngstown, OH 44502
(716) 800-3837 50 Fountain Place
Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14202
(412) 927-1238 355 Fifth Street
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(980) 500-8420 222 S. Church St.
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
(937) 993-0063 257 Regency Ridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45459
(567) 281-4077 30 West Main Street
Norwalk, OH 44857
(440) 359-8733 168 East High Street
Painesville, OH 44077
(800) 808-4013 3330 W. 26th Street
Suite 4-260
Erie, PA 16506
Douglas E. Riddell
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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.
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
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.
(888) 280-6889 713 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Bryan Bowen
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 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
Attorney Bryan Bowen is from Worthington, Ohio, where he was a National Merit Scholar and played volleyball on the 1990 Boys State Championship-winning Worthington High School team.

After graduating from Worthington High School, he attended The Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in History.

Law school followed, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where Mr. Bowen was awarded the distinction of being named a Public Service Fellow for his commitment to providing legal representation to underserved communities through the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.
(614) 212-4240 6253 Riverside Dr.
Ste. 200
Dublin, OH 43017
Shawn R. Dominy Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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...
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...
(614) 212-4240 6253 Riverside Dr.
Ste. 200
Dublin, OH 43017
Stephen Thomas Wolfe
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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...
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.
(614) 212-4240 6253 Riverside Dr.
Ste. 200
Dublin, OH 43017
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...
(252) 375-3213 103 Oakmont Dr.
Suite 104
Greenville, NC 27858
(704) 500-2045 222 S. Church St
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 500-2075 6047 Tyvola Glen Cir
Charlotte, NC 28217
Brian Joslyn
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer

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... 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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Michael Stephen Probst Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(614) 232-8890 1207 Grandview Avenue
Suite 205
Columbus, OH 43212
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Capital University
Michael S. Probst is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout Central Ohio. Mr. Probst is a former prosecutor who has been handling criminal law cases since 1999. Michael S. Probst represents adults and juveniles. He defends the rights of clients facing charges in state, federal and mayor's courts. In addition to his experience as a negotiator and trial lawyer, Mr. Probst is experienced in criminal appeals.
David Shaver
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Worthington, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(614) 547-7111 67 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Suite 101
Worthington, OH 43085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Capital University Law School
Mr. Shaver is an experienced and aggressive attorney practicing primarily in the are of family and criminal law. He graduated in 1986 from Capital University law school (Magna Cum Laude) and is a member for Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University (also Magna Cum Laude). He has served as President of the Fairfield County Bar Association and as an Acting Judge in the Fairfield County Municipal Court. His public service includes being the Mayor of Pickerington and a city councilman. He also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Juvenile and Domestic cases.

Mr. Shaver and his staff...
(614) 547-7111 Pickerington, OH 43147
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.
(614) 212-4240 6253 Riverside Dr.
Ste. 200
Dublin, OH 43017
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...
(888) 872-7444 6808 Miami Ave. #300
Cincinnati, OH 45243
(888) 872-7444 10 W. 2nd St.
22nd floor, Suite 2
Dayton, OH 43206
George Michael Wolfe Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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.
Jeffrey Stavroff
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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,...
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...
Robert Joseph Cochran
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(614) 484-7089 175 South Third Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Ohio State University - Columbus
Bob Cochran is a former prosecutor and trial lawyer with over 26 years of experience. In 2018, he left a large law firm in Columbus, Ohio to start his own firm and focus on representing individuals and businesses charged with a crime or facing a government investigation. He also represents health care providers under investigation for Medicare, Medicaid, and other types of health care fraud, as well as licensing and regulatory problems and issues.

Bob previously served as an Assistant County Prosecutor and Assistant Ohio Attorney General where he prosecuted environmental crimes and later served as the Assistant Chief of Ohio’s...
John Philip Milton Rutan
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(614) 307-4343 336 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Attorney John Philip Milton Rutan is the Managing Attorney and Founder of Rutan Law. Rutan Law was opened up in November 2010. His legal career begin in 2002 while attending a paralegal school in downtown Columbus Ohio. After working and training as a paralegal in Columbus for 2 years, John moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida where he was modeled by Roberto Stanziale into the attorney he is today. In 2007 John began law school at The University of La Verne in Ontario California. Before coming to Ohio John concluded his law clerking and paralegal experience in the Public Defender’s office...
Stephen T. Wolfe
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(614) 725-5440 1350 W. 5th Ave.
Suite 124
Columbus, OH 43212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Capital University Law School
Mr. Wolfe is a lifelong resident of the Columbus area, having grown up in Worthington and graduating with honors from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Economics. He then attended Capital University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2008. He twice studied law at Oxford University, in 2003 and 2006. While in law school, he worked at the Columbus City Prosecutor's Office. Upon being admitted to practice law in 2008, he went into private practice, working for 5 years at the firm Cooper & Pennington Co., LPA, where he specialized...
Shawn R. Dominy Esq
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The Dominy Law Firm aims to reduce our clients' anxiety while obtaining favorable outcomes for criminal cases in Columbus, Ohio and the central Ohio area.
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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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Michael Timothy Cox Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(614) 562-0945 4930 Reed Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Capital University Law School
Michael’s practice is wide ranging. He handles both criminal and civil matters and can help most individuals with just about any legal problem they encounter. Mike has represented clients facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges including DUI, theft, assault, fraud, and drug possession/abuse. In civil matters, he has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts in legal disputes arising from contracts, land use, foreclosures, automobile accidents, collections, Lemon Laws, and other consumer protection statutes. As a former Guardian ad Litem for the Franklin County Courts, Mike is well versed in juvenile and family law. He...
David Michael Johnson
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(614) 987-0192 1900 Polaris Parkway Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43240
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
The University of Toledo College of Law
I graduated from The Ohio State University cum laude with a B.A. in Criminology and earned a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law with a concentration in criminal law. While in law school I worked for both the Toledo Public Defender's Office and Lucas County Prosecutor's Office. These experiences allow me to give excellent representation to my clients in need of criminal defense.
Zachuary Meranda
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(614) 707-4239 729 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Zachuary Meranda is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer practicing in the Columbus, Ohio area. Attorney Meranda graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 2008, as well as the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 2009. Today, he pursues his passion of defending individuals who have been wrongfully accused of all types of crimes. Attorney Meranda began his career as a public defender with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office. He came to realize that he was the last line of defense for many, which cultivated his...
(740) 349-8000 33 West Main Street
Suite 205
Newark, OH 43055
Adam Lee Nemann
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(614) 333-6007 1243 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43230
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Adam Lee Nemann grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to Ohio to pursue his education. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, with an enthusiasm for law and public speaking, he attended Capital University Law School. It was during law school that Nemann thrust himself into the world of trial advocacy. By day, he worked in a prominent criminal defense firm preparing to defend the accused, by night, he attended law school and volunteered for mock trial and trial advocacy clinics. Nemann obtained a limited license to practice law while an intern, representing his own...
Anthony William Greco
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 792-7800 6810 Caine Road
Cimmaron Plaza II
Columbus, OH 43235
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Capital University
The Law Office of Anthony W. Greco is committed to providing each and every Client with professional, aggressive and practical representation, while being sensitive to the Client’s unique concerns and goals. With more than 20 years of experience as a Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney and Child Custody Lawyer, our “results driven” firm is equipped with the experience and attitude necessary to deal with each and every issue involved in Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Grandparent Custody or Visitation, as well as all other legal matters involved in any Family Law case. From the financially complex, “high asset”...
Jason F. Barr
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(614) 702-2222 150 E Mound St
Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Capital University Law School
Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney with the law firm of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP providing legal services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most.
(216) 586-5437 6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Ste 200
Independence, OH 44131
(513) 338-1901 810 Sycamore St
Ste 521
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Jeffrey Lewis Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(614) 384-2075 4474 Summit Ridge Dr.
Columbus, OH 43220
Criminal, DUI, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
Ohio State University - Columbus
Recipient of the coveted "AV" 5.0 PREEMINENT highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than the last decade and named by CEO Magazine for the last several years as one of Ohio's "Top Lawyers", Jeffrey M. Lewis is well known in the Central Ohio business, legal and political communities, and has developed a substantial trial practice in local, state and federal courts in areas as wide-ranging as business, environmental, employment, civil rights, criminal, real estate, creditors' rights, matrimonial/divorce and extraordinary remedies litigation to land use planning/zoning law. Mr. Lewis is a Dean's List graduate of Miami (Ohio) University (1978)...
(614) 384-2075 500 S. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43206
John Harold Bates Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 221-3630 495 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
John Bates is a Columbus, Ohio based attorney who handles criminal defense, traffic, motor vehicle accident, child custody, divorce, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I practice in central Ohio, which includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties. I have been representing families and their legal needs since 1993. I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With over 20+ years of legal and litigation experience, I am strongly qualified to handle your specific legal situation. As your attorney, I provide quality and affordable legal representation...
Ryan Shafer
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
20 S. Third St.
Suite 210
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Duquesne University School of Law
Ryan Shafer is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who defends the rights of those facing criminal charges in Central Ohio. Shafer is an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm in Dayton, Ohio. There he handles a variety of cases, including DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes and white collar offenses. Shafer studied business and minored in political science at the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 2006 and became licensed to practice law in Ohio the following year. Shafer began his...
70 Birch Alley
Ste 240, Bldg B
Beavercreek, OH 45440
Darrin Leist Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(614) 222-1000 513 E. Rich St., Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus
Darrin C. Leist grew up in Groveport, Ohio graduating from Groveport-Madison High School. Following college graduation, Darrin worked for seven years in government and politics throughout the state of Ohio before ultimately pursuing his lifelong goal of becoming an attorney. He entered law school full-time studying at Capital University and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, before completing his studies and obtaining his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1998.
James S Sweeney
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(614) 546-5653 341 South Third Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Capital University Law School
James S. Sweeney is the founder and managing member of James Sweeney Law, LLC. A native of Central Ohio, James was born in Columbus and grew up in Marysville. Prior to starting his own practice in Columbus, James worked at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. While in law school, he also worked at the Reynoldsburg City Attorney’s Office, where he served as a Prosecutor at the Reynoldsburg Mayor’s Court, and also worked at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He formerly served as the Village Solicitor of Alexandria, Ohio. Prior to attending law school, James lived for several...
Jesse A. Atkins
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(614) 485-8248 490 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Criminal and Probate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and The University of Toledo College of Law
I practice in two main areas of law: Probate and Criminal Defense law.

I am licensed in the State of Ohio and State of Tennessee, the U.S. Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Probate Law includes drafting, modifying and administering (or helping others administer) wills and trusts, assisting in name changes, adoptions, administering probate estates, wrongful death claims and assisting clients in becoming guardians of persons and estates. Our firm's focus on Criminal Defense focuses on felony and municipal trial work and assisting clients on appeals and...
Joseph Suhre
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 827-2000 495 South High Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
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...
(513) 333-0014 600 Vine Street
Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(859) 685-1021 333 W. Vine St
Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
Kathryn Sarah Wallrabenstein
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(614) 220-0238 65 E State St Ste 1000
Columbus, OH 43215-4216
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I represent individual and entities who are either under investigation, or being prosecuted, for criminal offenses. I handle a wide range of cases in both federal and state courts. I have jury trial experience in federal and state courts and have also argued appellate matters.
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.
Colin Maher
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1335 Dublin Rd #214a
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The University of Toledo College of Law and Ohio State University - Columbus
The Maher Law Firm (MLF) is a Central Ohio DUI/OVI defense firm. Owned and operated by attorney Colin Maher, we pride ourselves on helping achieve great results in your time of need. With over 2,000 cases successfully handled, you can be certain that MLF has the experience to aggressively defend you.
Jeff Reynard
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 461-8080 35 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am an attorney that represents clients in criminal, traffic, and juvenile matters as the majority of my practice in the Central Ohio area. I also represent clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
Ben B Weisbuch M.A.
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(614) 285-5291 175 South 3rd Street
Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Stockbroker Fraud
Northeastern University School of Law
Ben Weisbuch has dedicated his legal career to fighting for the civil rights of his clients in criminal courts. Over the last 15 years, Ben has handled hundreds of criminal matters involving DUI/OVI, drugs, guns, violent offenses, white collar crime and juvenile offenses. He is licensed in both Ohio and Massachusetts and has litigated in municipal, state and federal courts. Ben excels at courtroom advocacy, successfully handing dozens of trials in complex criminal cases. He distinguishes himself from other attorneys through his ability to boil complex problems into opportunities and solutions, empathize with his clients and provide aggressive but thoughtful...
Bridget Purdue Riddell
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(614) 361-2804 1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
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.
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
Edward Kirk Esq
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Columbus, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(614) 638-3006 1968 North Devon Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Ohio State University - Columbus
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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.