Franklin County, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Benjamin L. Luftman
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Columbus criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Brian Joslyn
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Franklin County, 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 passion to... Read More »
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Bryan Hawkins
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Franklin County, 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 studied history... Read More »
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Peter J. Scranton
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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 is willing to... Read More »
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Bryan Bowen
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Attorney Bryan Bowen has over 20 years of experience and is a sought after lawyer that will fight for your rights in a criminal defense, DUI/DWI or traffic offense case. Free consultation for all cases. Read More »
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Shawn R. Dominy Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(614) 717-1177 7716 Rivers Edge Dr
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Columbus, OH 43235
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...
Brian Joslyn
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Ali W Latif
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(614) 285-5254 1170 Old Henderson Rd
Suite 118
Columbus, OH 43220
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Capital University Law School
Ali is a trilingual attorney (English, Arabic, & Spanish) licensed in Ohio. His diverse professional and cultural experiences afford him a unique perspective when it comes to problem solving. He prides himself on working efficiently and diligently, being respectful to colleagues and clients, and ensuring excellent results. He has previous experience in business law, public policy, criminal, divorce, and immigration law, and is eager to assist clients and the community with their legal needs!
David Shaver
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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.

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Jon Joseph Saia Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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.
Douglas E. Riddell
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Franklin County, 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.
Robert Rockower Goldstein Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 26 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...
Bryan Bowen
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Mr. Adam Gregory Burke
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 280-9122 625 City Park Ave
Suit 200A
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Capital University Law School
Adam Burke is a 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 has concentrated his practice on aggressively defending clients charged with serious felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Mr. Burke earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. While attending Capital University Law School, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in the Criminal Law Course taught by the renowned former Professor and Criminal...
Michael Stephen Probst Esq
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Franklin County, 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.
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. Read More »
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Don Olsen
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney

For over a decade, the Columbus criminal defense attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented clients charged with criminal offenses from minor misdemeanors to felony DUI charges and federal... Read More »
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Jeffrey Stavroff
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Franklin County, 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,...
Robert Joseph Cochran
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Benjamin L. Luftman
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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...
Joseph J. Kunkel
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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.
Sherrod Seward
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Franklin County, 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 International
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...
Jesse A. Atkins
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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...
George Michael Wolfe Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 263-5297 3212 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning 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.
Bryan Hawkins
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(614) 717-1177 7716 Rivers Edge Dr
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Columbus, OH 43235
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Capital University Law School
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 studied history and graduated from O.S.U. with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending Ohio State, Mr. Hawkins grew increasingly interested in the law and decided to attend law school. Mr. Hawkins graduated Cum Laude from Capital University Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar that same year.

During law school, Bryan Hawkins worked as a law clerk in the Common...
Brandon Elliot Shroy Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
Joseph J. Kunkel
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Franklin County, 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 team at Luftman,... Read More »
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Mr. Adam Gregory Burke
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Adam Burke is a 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 has concentrated his practice on... Read More »
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Stephen Thomas Wolfe
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Franklin County, 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...
Don Olsen
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(614) 212-4240 601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Wisconsin Law School
For over a decade, the Columbus criminal defense attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented clients charged with criminal offenses from minor misdemeanors to felony DUI charges and federal offenses in Ohio.

That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.
Anthony William Greco
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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”...
Peter J. Scranton
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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.
Jason F. Barr
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
Bridget Purdue Riddell
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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.
Jeffrey Lewis Esq
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Franklin County, 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 decade-plus as one of Ohio's "Top Lawyers", Mr. 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) and earned...
John Philip Milton Rutan
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Zachuary Meranda
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 707-4239 729 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. - Cum Laude
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...
Andrew Stephen Baker Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Colin Maher
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Ryan Shafer
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Stephen T. Wolfe
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Joseph Edwards Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 34 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.
Robert Bergman Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(614) 279-8276 3099 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Capital University Law School
I am the chief integral element of the Bergman and Yiangou Law firm. I received my BA from the Ohio State University in 1966, and my JD (Juris Doctor) from Capital University Law School in 1970. I spent a year as an Assistant Attorney General in the Workers' Compensation Section. I have been in private practice since 1972. I am a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, and a Trustee for the CEC (Consumer Education Coalition).
April Campbell
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
545 Metro Place South
Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Before opening Campbell Law in Dublin, Ohio, April Campbell was a prosecutor. She began her career in the Columbus City Prosecutor's office, where she prosecuted a wide range of traffic offenses, and represented the BMV, helping citizens with suspended licenses get driving privileges. She later moved on to prosecuting serious felony offenses in Montgomery County. April Campbell has practiced throughout Ohio exclusively in criminal law, and has successfully litigated numerous cases in hearings, at trial, and on appeal. The focus of April Campbell's criminal experience has been in handling OVIs, drug and weapon offenses, and violent crimes.
Laura Helmbrecht
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(614) 444-6556 502 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Capital University
I have a wealth of experience across a wide range of practice areas. I have over a decade of experience handling criminal, traffic, and family law matters. Clients trust me for personal service, attention to detail and aggressive representation no matter the complexity of their situations. Although I am frequently in court, I remain available for office consultations and client meetings. I am sympathetic to a client's case as it is probably the most stressful time of his or her life. I am trained in dispute resolution and collaborative law and offer alternatives to resolving cases.

Ms. Merisa K. Bowers
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(614) 753-2235 400 S 5th St. Ste 101
Columbus, OH 43215
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Ben B Weisbuch M.A.
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Franklin County, 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...
John Harold Bates Esq
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Franklin County, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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...
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Franklin County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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