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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Ohio, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Ohio should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Brian David Joslyn

Brian David Joslyn
Joslyn Law Firm
501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Call614-444-1900
Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights... read more >
oacdl
oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian David Joslyn
Member
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Brian David Joslyn
Member,
Legal Committee
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian David Joslyn
Member
npap
npap
National Police Accountability Project
Brian David Joslyn
Member
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Brian David Joslyn
General Member

Ryan Shafer

Ryan Shafer
Joslyn Law Firm
501 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Call614-444-1900
Ryan Shafer is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who defends the rights of those facing criminal charges in Central Ohio. ... read more >
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ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Ryan Shafer
General Member
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Ryan Shafer
Member
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ryan Shafer
Member
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ryan Shafer
Member

Gregory Scott Robey

Gregory Scott Robey
Law Offices of Gregory Scott Robey
14402 Granger Rd
Cleveland, OH 44137
Call216-581-8200
Licensed for 29 years, Gregory Scott Robey is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers Coll... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gregory Scott Robey
Member,
Legal Committee

Daniel James Sabol

Daniel James Sabol
Daniel James Sabol
Sabol Mallory
743 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 14 years, Daniel James Sabol is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Michael E. Moritz College of Law - The Oh... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Daniel James Sabol
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Danny J. Weisenburger

Danny J. Weisenburger
Danny J. Weisenburger
Weisenburger Law Offices
121 East Main Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
Licensed for 39 years, Danny J. Weisenburger is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Danny J. Weisenburger
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Jeffery Albert Linn

Jeffery Albert Linn
Jeffery Albert Linn
Yavitch & Palmer Co LPA
511 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 11 years, Jeffery Albert Linn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Schoo... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeffery Albert Linn
Member

Anthony Raymond Cicero

Anthony Raymond Cicero
Anthony Raymond Cicero
Cicero Law Office, LLC
500 E. Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 25 years, Anthony Raymond Cicero is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of ... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Anthony Raymond Cicero
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Donald Timothy Huey

Donald Timothy Huey
Donald Timothy Huey
D Timothy Huey, Attorney at Law
3240 W Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Licensed for 36 years, Donald Timothy Huey is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Capital University Law School... read more >
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duidla-c
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Donald Timothy Huey
President,
Charter Member,
Trustee,
Bd. Member

Stephen Ernest Palmer

Stephen Ernest Palmer
Stephen Ernest Palmer
Yavitch & Palmer Co LPA
511 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 25 years, Stephen Ernest Palmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stephen Ernest Palmer
Member

Thomas Frank Martello

Thomas Frank Martello
Thomas Frank Martello
Thomas F Martello, Jr, Attorney at Law
887 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 28 years, Thomas Frank Martello is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Thomas Frank Martello
Member

Joseph C Patituce

Joseph C Patituce
Joseph C Patituce
Patitutce & Associates, LLC
26777 Loraine Rd Suite 1
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Licensed for 30 years, Joseph C Patituce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Joseph C Patituce
Member

Daniel Michael Margolis

Daniel Michael Margolis
Daniel Michael Margolis
Margolis & Atzberger, LLC
1360 West 9th Street Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Licensed for 24 years, Daniel Michael Margolis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Daniel Michael Margolis
Member

Troy Wisehart

Troy Wisehart
Troy Wisehart
Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA
502 W Washington St,
Sandusky, OH 44870
Licensed for 29 years, Troy Wisehart is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Troy Wisehart
General Member

Kenneth R. Bailey

Kenneth R. Bailey
Kenneth R. Bailey
K. Ronald Bailey & Assoc. Co. L.P.A.
220 West Market Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Licensed for 7 years, Kenneth R. Bailey is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Akron, School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kenneth R. Bailey
Life Member

John Hayes Rion

John Hayes Rion
John Hayes Rion
Rion Rion & Rion LPA, Inc
130 W 2nd St Ste 2150
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 51 years, John Hayes Rion is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Toledo College of Law... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
John Hayes Rion
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Dimitrios N Makridis

Dimitrios N Makridis
Dimitrios N Makridis
Makridis Law Firm
155 South Park Avenue Suite 160
Warren, OH 44481
Licensed for 8 years, Dimitrios N Makridis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Francis Healey Jr

Robert Francis Healey Jr
Robert Francis Healey Jr
Suhre & Associates LLC
130 West 2nd Street #310
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 12 years, Robert Francis Healey Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Robert Francis Healey Jr
Member

David Hansen Thomas

David Hansen Thomas
David Hansen Thomas
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
65 E State St Ste 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 21 years, David Hansen Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Michael E. Moritz College of Law - Th... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
David Hansen Thomas
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Ian Nathan Friedman

Ian Nathan Friedman
Ian Nathan Friedman
Friedman & Nemecek
1360 E 9th St Ste 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Licensed for 23 years, Ian Nathan Friedman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Ian Nathan Friedman
Fellow

Jon Paul Rion

Jon Paul Rion
Jon Paul Rion
Rion Rion & Rion LPA, Inc
130 W 2nd St Ste 2150
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 24 years, Jon Paul Rion is a Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Jon Paul Rion
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Josh Engel

Josh Engel
Josh Engel
Engel & Martin
5181 Natorp Blvd. Suite 210
Mason, OH 45040
Josh Engel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Leo O 'Shea

John Leo O 'Shea
John Leo O 'Shea
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC
250 E Fifth Street Suite 2350
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Licensed for 31 years, John Leo O 'Shea is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati, College of Law... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John Leo O 'Shea
Member

Joe Suhre IV

Joe Suhre IV
Joe Suhre IV
Suhre & Associates, LLC
600 Vine Street, Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Licensed for 21 years, Joe Suhre IV is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >
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kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joe Suhre IV
Member

Megan Marie Patituce

Megan Marie Patituce
Megan Marie Patituce
Patituce and Associates, LLC
26777 Lorain Road Suite 1
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Licensed for 14 years, Megan Marie Patituce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Megan Marie Patituce
Member

George M Wolfe

George M Wolfe
George M Wolfe
Wolfe Legal Services
3212 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
Licensed for 26 years, George M Wolfe is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Geoffrey Oglesby

Geoffrey Oglesby
Geoffrey Oglesby
Oglesby & Oglesby Attorneys At Law
618 W Washington Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Licensed for 38 years, Geoffrey Oglesby is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brandon Shroy

Brandon Shroy
Brandon Shroy
Brandon Shroy
772 South Front Street Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 14 years, Brandon Shroy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Brandon Shroy
General Member

Benjamin L. Luftman

Benjamin L. Luftman
Benjamin L. Luftman
Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP
601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 17 years, Benjamin L. Luftman is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Capital University School of Law... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Benjamin L. Luftman
Member

John Harold Bates

John Harold Bates
John Harold Bates
John H Bates, Esq - Attorney at Law
495 S High Street Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 27 years, John Harold Bates is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John Harold Bates
Member

Adam Bleile

Adam Bleile
Adam Bleile
Bleile & Dawson
810 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Licensed for 21 years, Adam Bleile is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Timothy Douglas Clifford

Timothy Douglas Clifford
Timothy Douglas Clifford
T. Douglas Clifford, Attorney at Law
26 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857
Licensed for 19 years, Timothy Douglas Clifford is a Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Case Western Reserve University School... read more >
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American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
Timothy Douglas Clifford
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division

William R Gallagher

William R Gallagher
William R Gallagher
Arnstein & Gallagher
114 E. 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Licensed for 19 years, William R Gallagher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
William R Gallagher
Life Member

Jeremy Michael Burnside

Jeremy Michael Burnside
Jeremy Michael Burnside
Burnside Law, LLC
1118 Hutchins Street Suite A
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Licensed for 16 years, Jeremy Michael Burnside is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeremy Michael Burnside
Member

Douglas E. Riddell Jr

Douglas E. Riddell Jr
Douglas E. Riddell Jr
Riddell Law LLC
1335 Dublin Road Suite 220A
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 15 years, Douglas E. Riddell Jr is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of La... read more >
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Douglas E. Riddell Jr

Jeffrey Charles Meadows

Jeffrey Charles Meadows
Jeffrey Charles Meadows
The Meadows Law Firm
5900 West Chester Road Suite E
West Chester, OH 45069
Licensed for 23 years, Jeffrey Charles Meadows is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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duidla-f
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Jeffrey Charles Meadows
Founding Member

Adam G. Burke

Adam G. Burke
Adam G. Burke
Burke, Meis & Associates
625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 12 years, Adam G. Burke is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew J. Meis

Andrew J. Meis
Andrew J. Meis
Burke, Meis & Associates
625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 7 years, Andrew J. Meis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dennis C. Belli

Dennis C. Belli
Dennis C. Belli
Dennis C. Belli Attorney at Law
2 Miranova Pl #500
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 41 years, Dennis C. Belli is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Chaim Hennenberg

Michael Chaim Hennenberg
Michael Chaim Hennenberg
5910 Landerbrook Dr Ste 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Licensed for 46 years, Michael Chaim Hennenberg is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cleveland-Marshall College... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Michael Chaim Hennenberg
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Thomas George Kopacz

Thomas George Kopacz
Thomas George Kopacz
Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues
1105 Wilmington Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
Licensed for 7 years, Thomas George Kopacz is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Dayton, School of Law... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Thomas George Kopacz
Member

Brian John Smith

Brian John Smith
Brian John Smith
Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, ltd
20545 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Licensed for 15 years, Brian John Smith is a Employment Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Akron School of Law... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian John Smith
Board of Directors

Brien Miller

Brien Miller
Brien Miller
Law Office of Brien K. Miller, LLC
1244 Nilles Road Suite 9
Fairfield, OH 45014
Licensed for 5 years, Brien Miller is a Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Brien Miller
Member

Fred Joseph Rafidi

Fred Joseph Rafidi
Fred Joseph Rafidi
Rafidi Jackson Ltd.
154 Youngstown-Hubbard Road, Suite D
Hubbard, OH 44425
Licensed for 10 years, Fred Joseph Rafidi is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Fred Joseph Rafidi
Member

Michael Arthur Boske

Michael Arthur Boske
Michael Arthur Boske
Boske Law Offices
122 Central Plaza North
Canton, OH 44702
Licensed for 25 years, Michael Arthur Boske is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Michael Arthur Boske
General Member

Patrick L Mulligan

Patrick L Mulligan
Patrick L Mulligan
L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates L.P.A. Co.
28 N Wilkinson St
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 11 years, Patrick L Mulligan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

K Ronald Bailey

K Ronald Bailey
K Ronald Bailey
Bailey Legal Group
220 W Market St
Sandusky, OH 44870-2515
Licensed for 37 years, K Ronald Bailey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
K Ronald Bailey
Life Member

James S. Sweeney Esq.

James S. Sweeney Esq.
James S. Sweeney Esq.
James Sweeney Law, LLC
341 S. Third Street Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Licensed for 10 years, James S. Sweeney Esq. is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

L Patrick Mulligan

L Patrick Mulligan
L Patrick Mulligan
L Patrick Mulligan & Assoc LPA
28 N Wilkinson St
Dayton, OH 45402
Licensed for 36 years, L Patrick Mulligan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
L Patrick Mulligan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Samuel Bernard Weiner

Samuel Bernard Weiner
Samuel Bernard Weiner
Sam B Weiner Co, LPA
743 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43206
Licensed for 47 years, Samuel Bernard Weiner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Capital University Law School... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Samuel Bernard Weiner
Fellow

Gregory Alan Cohen

Gregory Alan Cohen
Gregory Alan Cohen
Gregory A. Cohen, Attorney at Law
114 E. Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Licensed for 27 years, Gregory Alan Cohen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gregory Alan Cohen
Life Member

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

OACDL defends the rights of the accused while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys in Ohio.



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