Criminal Defense

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Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.  It is crucial that you hire a lawyer that has the experience, knowledge, reputation and downright grit to defend you to the max.

Even Good People Make Mistakes

Good people make mistakes or are falsely accused of crimes incredibly often. Every year, scores of people throughout our country are wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit.  A criminal conviction can lead to hefty punishments and a lifetime of negative ramifications.

A criminal conviction – even for a misdemeanor offense – can have life-altering consequences, even after you have served your sentence. Research has shown that criminal convictions are associated with reduced earning potential and a greater chance of being stuck in poverty. Employers are reluctant to hire someone who has convicted of a crime. And whether or not they have spent time in prison, people with criminal records face hundreds of social and political barriers to putting their lives back together. When so much is at stake, you need aggressive legal representation: lawyers who will work hard for you and who have the experience and knowledge to successfully defend you, no matter the charge.

We Handle All Types of Criminal Charges

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • State Crimes
  • DUI / OVI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault
  • Weapons Charges
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Traffic Charges
  • Driver’s License Charges
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • …and many more.

Facing criminal charges can be daunting, especially considering the drawn-out legal process to come, which can include a bail hearing, arraignment, trial and possibly a sentence hearing. What can be even more overwhelming is the possibility of conviction and the associated harsh punishments, such as hefty fines, imprisonment, long-term criminal records, and loss of family, friends and employment. The Ohio criminal defense attorneys at The Boerst Law Office understand how trying and potentially terrifying these situations can be, and we are here to help support you and your family through these times. In addition to our extensive knowledge of Ohio criminal defense law, we are also highly accomplished at building and litigating defense cases in any legal venue. Our Ohio criminal defense lawyers are committed to aggressively defending the rights of the accused, and we will do what it takes to help resolve the charges against you in the most advantageous manner possible.

Ohio Criminal Law Charges

The best way to argue against charges facing you or a loved one will depend on several factors including whether:

  • The charge is a misdemeanor or felony.
  • The accused has a history of misdemeanor or felony convictions.
  • The accused has a history of mental illness or victimization, such as abuse.
  • Another person was injured or killed as a result of the alleged crime.
  • Property was damaged as a result of the alleged crime.

The Boerst Law Office, Inc. has extensive experience constructing strong defense cases for situations involving any and all of the above circumstances. Some of the cases in which we can successfully defend the rights of the accused include charges of:

  • Drug offenses, such as possession, manufacturing, trafficking and distribution of illegal narcotics
  • Sex offenses, such as sexual assault, sexual abuse and rape
  • Violent crimes
  • Traffic offenses, including driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and hit-and-run charges
  • Property-related crimes, such as theft, robbery, larceny, burglary, arson, trespassing and possession of stolen property
  • Juvenile crimes, in which charges are filed against children younger than 18 years old
  • Domestic violence, such as charges of physical abuse against a spouse, partner, child or other family member
  • White collar offenses, including embezzlement, identity theft, money laundering, insider trading, fraud, bribery and forgery
  • Kidnapping and extortion (Extortion, also referred to as blackmail, is defined as the act of illegally trying to obtain money, property or other items of value through force.)

Ohio Criminal Justice: Know Your Rights

When you are facing any of these charges in Ohio, it’s vital to know your rights, some of which include :

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to an attorney.
  • You have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • You have the right to speedy and public trial.
  • You have the right to a jury of impartial peers.
  • You have the right to confront the prosecution’s witnesses.
  • You have the right to obtain witnesses in your favor.

Ohio Criminal Defense Attorneys – Get a Consultation Today

The Ohio criminal defense lawyers at The Boerst Law Office, Inc. care so deeply about those rights and are dedicated to providing our clients with a personalized, top-notch legal defense at every stage of the legal process. From gathering expert witnesses to scrutinizing police reports and the prosecution’s arguments, we aggressively represent our client’s rights throughout the complex legal process.

Call today for a FREE consultation and receive experienced advice from an Ohio criminal defense lawyer.

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