Why do I need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The criminal justice system is full of people who don’t take their cases seriously.  You need a skilled criminal defense attorney who can defend your rights.  Don’t take risks with your future by making a statement without a criminal defense lawyer.  Instead, get the best criminal defense representation possible.  At Wood & Brewer, LLC, we will provide you with the high quality, aggressive representation that you need.

Types of Crimes We Handle

We represent and counsel clients who are facing many types of criminal charges including:

DWI/DUI/OVI (Driving while intoxicated with alcohol)

An OVI charge can adversely affect every facet of your life.  An OVI conviction can result in jail time, drivers’ license suspension and fines.  Whether it’s your first experience with the law or you’ve had prior cases, our defense layers can help.  Retaining a lawyer can mean the difference retaining your license, avoiding jail, or getting your OVI charge dismissed.

Drug offenses

Aside from long prison sentences, convictions on drug charges can damage your opportunities for employment and can exclude you from receiving financial aid if you are a student.  Don’t plead guilty to a drug charge without knowing all your options.  Wood & Brewer will pursue every angle to ensure that criminal charges do not ruin your future.

Assault & Domestic Violence

There are people charged with domestic violence and assault every day in Franklin and Delaware County.  These allegations can negatively impact your life, reputation and freedom.  Being charged with domestic violence or assault does not mean you are guilty.  You deserve the opportunity to tell your side of the story.  A consultation with Wood and Brewer can give you the opportunity to set the record straight.

Theft & Fraud

Theft and fraud charges can range from a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail, to a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison.  If you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony theft charge, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side.

Robbery, Burglary & Trespassing

Robbery is generally defined as using force or creating a threat of force while committing or attempting to commit a theft offense.  Burglary on the other hand merely involves trespassing inside a building or structure without the owners’ consent.  Finally, trespassing refers to setting foot on property owned by another without their permission.

Penalties for these offenses can range from 180 days in jail for a first-degree misdemeanor or a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison.

Given the seriousness of these offenses, it is critical that that you give the charge the level of importance it deserves by hiring an aggressive criminal defense attorney.

Weapons charges

In Ohio, you do not need a permit to purchase rifles shotguns and handguns.  You do not need a license to own firearms, nor do you need to register any firearms you own.

Ohio is a “shall issue” state.  Therefore, so long as you properly apply for a concealed carry license and are not prohibited from possessing a firearm, then the state must issue the concealed carry permit.

If you are accused of violating any of Ohio’s firearm laws, do not hesitate to call Wood & Brewer.  We will conduct a thorough review of you situation and advise you of your rights.

Traffic Violations

Everyone gets pulled over for traffic violations, but you may not realize that there can be serious consequences for certain traffic violations.  While most traffic violations administrative offenses or minor misdemeanors, some traffic offenses can result in more serious charges

Some criminal traffic violations are more serious and can be charged a felonies.  These charges include:

  1. Vehicular Assault
  2. Vehicular Homicide
  3. Third OVI/DUI
  4. Motor Vehicle Grand Theft
  5. Reckless Driving/Operation

Regardless of the charges you are facing, it’s important to retain the help of a skilled and aggressive traffic lawyer to protect your rights.

We use our knowledge and experience to help clients get the most out of their cases. Get in contact with our attorneys to discuss your case. We will work with you to develop a strategy that will protect your rights and future.

Reach us at 614-396-7280 to get your initial consultation scheduled. We will quickly get you in to see one of the many professional and experienced attorneys at our firm.