Criminal Defense FAQs
Q: The police didn't read me my rights when I was arrested. Can the charges against me be dropped?
A: Unfortunately, resolving criminal charges is rarely that simple. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to have certain evidence against you thrown out, or explore other options to improve your situation and pursue a positive resolution.
Q: I just want this to go away. Should I accept a plea deal?
A: While it may be tempting to plead guilty to a lesser offense for a swift resolution, do not accept any deal without speaking to a lawyer first. It is essential that you understand all the implications of the deal and what it could mean for your future. In addition, working with an attorney can result in a much better deal from the prosecution.
Q: What if I can't afford a lawyer?
A: Criminal charges carry severe consequences that can take you away from your life, your job and your loved ones. With such high stakes, defendants cannot afford not to retain a lawyer they trust. Our fees are competitive when compared to other experienced criminal defense firms in the Columbus area. We are committed to providing a high level of service and effective representation to provide value to our clients.
Q: What can I expect when I first meet with my attorney?
A: We can meet with you for a free initial consultation at our office in Columbus, just south of The Ohio State University. We can also meet with you over the phone or at the jail where you are being held. We will explain the potential consequences of the charges you are facing, what to expect during your case and how we recommend moving forward. When we are done, you will have a plan for how to proceed.