Criminal Law Overview

Toledo criminal defense lawyer

Facing criminal charges can be an isolating experience. Your reputation is at stake. Your relationships may be at risk. It is important in these situations that you ensure that your rights are protected.

I assist people facing criminal charges with respect to these three areas of law:

I have 30 years of experience representing clients in large stakes cases. I understand the pressures that my clients face. I also understand how, as a lawyer, I can help people manage their legal problems to achieve the best possible results given their circumstances.

My interest in criminal law directly stems from my lifelong interest in seeing our justice system succeed in providing everyone with a day in court. For this reason, I make sure that my clients know that simply pleading guilty is only one option among many and, very often, not a good option.

Bowling Green Assault Attorney

Assault is just one of the many kinds of criminal charges for which I provide legal advice and counsel. Others include:

  • OVI
  • Assault
  • Criminal damaging
  • Vandalism
  • Drunk and disorderly conduct
  • Menacing (stalking)
  • Telephone harassment
  • Fraud
  • Bad checks

In any of these situations, I work with you to examine all of the evidence upon which the prosecutor's case relies. There can be no surprises. We will obtain all of the evidence, speak with all of the witnesses and then plan a legal strategy with the goal of having your case dismissed before it ever reaches trial. Where a dismissal is not available, I then negotiate on your behalf with the prosecutor's office to tailor any charges more closely to the facts of your specific case. Many times, this negotiation may result in diminished charges or other alternatives such as classes or public service.