Toledo Criminal Law Lawyer

The National Trial Lawyers - Toledo Criminal Law LawyerSo you’ve been charged with a crime.  Whether it is a minor misdemeanor or high level felony you are scared.  You need someone to fight for your rights at every step of the way.  You need an Toledo criminal law lawyer who knows the system; who knows the law; and who knows how to defend you.

I don’t care if you are guilty or innocent.  The truth is not my problem when I take a criminal case.  I only care about what the prosecutor can prove.  The prosecutor carries every burden in a criminal case.  You and I don’t have to prove anything.  That doesn’t mean we are going to sit back and not do anything, though.

I’m going to start by preparing your case for trial.  From Day One I expect to try your case.  I wouldn’t accept your case if I wasn’t willing to take it to trial.

I’m going to evaluate your case to determine if there are any suppressible issues.  The police have to do everything according to Ohio Law, the Ohio Constitution, and the United State Constitution.  If they didn’t we can ask the Court to exclude any testimony or evidence that the police gathered against your rights.

gavel - Toledo Criminal Law LawyerI’m going to talk to the police and any witnesses.  I’m going to determine who is going to say what under oath on the stand at trial.

I’m going to review all the evidence.  This could include police reports, video tape, audio tape, documents, or even electronic records.

You and I will talk about the possibility of hiring an expert witness.  These people cost a ton of money, but may be invaluable to your defense, and keeping you out of jail or prison.

And once you and I have talked about all the evidence against you, and the defense you have, I’ll talk to the prosecutor.  The prosecutor may know he has a weak case and give you an offer you can’t refuse.  Or the prosecutor may know that he has a slam-dunk and not offer anything.

You and I will talk about the pros and cons of taking any offer the prosecutor may give you.  There may be programs or classes that could keep this charge off your record.  There may be no alternative but to try a case.  Either way, I want you to feel comfortable with your decision when we step into that courtroom to either accept a plea or begin opening statements.