Salem, Ohio Criminal Lawyers
I limit the number of clients that I represent because I understand that when you need a lawyer you need someone who is available and can dedicate their time to your legal issue.
I represent individuals and fight to defend their rights and reputation. Call for a free consultation. Even if I am not currently accepting new clients I will make sure that you understand the process in which you are involved.
Atty. Maas worked for Republic Steel and Copperweld Steel over the course of six summers to help finance his undergraduate and law school educations. He came to realize the need for workers to have quality legal representation when they’re hurt on the job.
“Working with the people there, I realized that I thought I could do a good job representing them,” Atty. Maas recalls. “And I knew right...
“Some of those people have worked 25-30 years, and they’ve had some accident at work or at home or they’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, and all of a sudden the money stops coming,” he says. “It can be a long process to go through, so when they get that news, it’s always a highlight.”
Atty. Mazanetz is a Mahoning Valley native, raised in Newton Falls, where he...
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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.
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