Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney
Strong & Experienced Legal Defense for the Accused
There are few things in life that are as frightening and concerning as being arrested and charged with a crime. Many individuals worry about how their future will be affected and have no idea where to turn. Regardless of the crime you have allegedly committed, you still deserve every possible aggressive legal defense effort on your behalf. Our legal team is determined to provide you with the qualified legal representation you need to fight your charges. As criminal defense lawyers, we can aggressively battle any number of damaging criminal charges, both misdemeanors and
felonies, in the Columbus area. We have the skill and resources to take on cases in state,
federal courtrooms and take care to provide each client with the personalized attention and one-on-one service that he or she deserves.
Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter that requires the immediate attention of a legal advocate working on your behalf. The criminal justice system can be a cold and confusing mix of troubled waters that you need to navigate with the help of a professional. Having the help of a skilled Columbus criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a world of difference in making sure your rights are fully protected and that your best interests are served. Your legal team is critical to your efforts, beginning with the investigation of your case, pre-trial negotiations, defense efforts at trial, and even the
appeals process. We can also help with
expungement if you are interested in clearing your criminal record.
Dedicated to Handling Criminal Cases in Columbus
Finding the right criminal attorney to handle your case can be difficult. There are many law firms out there, and some of these use less than ethical tactics to advertise, claiming they are the best or guaranteeing "not guilty" verdicts. At our firm, you will receive the honest, straightforward guidance that will help you make the right choices about your case. We do not make false promises. We fight for our clients and use our experience to seek the best possible result in every case we handle. Our mission is to provide clients throughout the Columbus area with hard-hitting defense that will make a difference in their case and personalized service to give them peace of mind. Dealing with criminal charges is difficult enough; we want to alleviate the pressure you are experiencing by asserting your rights at every stage of your case - inside or outside the courtroom.
Our tailored criminal defense strategies are targeted to seek a dismissal of all charges whenever possible, avoiding trial in the first place. However, we are aggressive courtroom litigators and are not afraid of going to bat for our clients in the face of even the most aggressive prosecuting attorneys or uncompromising judges. We have experience in every area of criminal law so that we can help our clients no matter how serious their case is. If you were pulled over for OVI / DUI, you could not only be facing jail time and fines, but a suspended driver's license as well. This could severely inhibit your ability to take care of your family as well as get to your job. Along the same lines,
traffic violations may be more serious than they at first appear. What many people do not realize is that by paying a traffic ticket, you are in fact pleading guilty to the offense.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the more common charges in Columbus. This being said, law enforcement takes a strong stand against these crimes since they can be so common. If you have been charged with DUI or OVI, you may feel as though your case is hopeless and that there is no way you can fight your charges. This, however, is not the case. By challenging the evidence against you, our team could get the evidence thrown out of court. For example, if there was an error in the administration of a field sobriety test or the police officer failed to interpret the results correctly, this could significantly weaken or destroy the case against you. Errors can also occur in breath tests or blood tests so it is crucial that you have a defense attorney on your side who understands the science behind these tests.
We also have experience in serious cases like those involving theft or
drug crimes. If you were accused of either of these crimes, your first step should be to contact a member of our team. We can also help you if you were accused of
domestic violence. Any form of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse towards a member of one's own household could be charged as domestic violence. Other violent crimes include
murder and manslaughter,
vehicular manslaughter. Each of these offenses come with serious penalties and long-term consequences. That is why our team is dedicated to doing everything possible to protecting those who have been accused.
If you were already convicted of a crime, it does not mean that all hope is necessarily lost. By appealing the decision against you, you could defend yourself in a higher court. Many attorneys choose not to take on appeal cases due to their complexity, but our team understands that many people are falsely accused or not treated fairly by the justice system and so are dedicated to fighting for their rights. If you have found yourself in this situation, having a strong defense lawyer on your side could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. You should not have to be punished for a crime you did not commit and have years of your life taken away because you did not have a qualified criminal defense attorney handling you case. By talking to our team, you could learn exactly how we could help you.
If you were accused of committing a sex crime, you may not only be facing time in jail, but a permanent place on the sex offender registry. This list is available to the public and contains the address and photograph of the alleged offender. It also contains details regarding the crime they were convicted for. Another crime that could result in heavy fines is
white collar crimes. These offenses are usually committed in a business environment and could include
fraud, and more. No matter what situation you are facing, from
probation violations to sex crimes, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
Looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Columbus, OH?
The Meranda Law Firm LTD is a criminal defense focused firm serving Columbus and Newark, Ohio. Our team of attorneys is knowledgeable and experienced in criminal defense law and has helped numerous clients to successfully win their cases. We are committed to providing not only high quality legal care, but also representation that is affordable and personal. Our firm will stay in close communication with you and will involve you actively in the decision making process. We will work towards the best possible resolution of your case, whether through skilled negotiation or tenacious litigation. We have bilingual attorneys and our flexible appointment schedule, including availability on nights and weekends, is tailored to meet your needs. Call us today to find out how we can help you through this difficult time. For a free consultation, contact a Columbus criminal defense attorney at our firm as soon as possible.