Criminal Defense


Criminal Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

The U. S. Congress, state legislatures, and municipalities establish penal codes for prosecution of harmful acts committed against the public. Criminal law governs an individual’s relationship to the state. It differs from civil law, which deals with the relationships between individuals. When penal codes are violated, federal or state government, police, or local authorities may file criminal charges against an individual in a broad scope of criminal activity that includes misdemeanors and felonies.

Federal Criminal Charges

Federal crimes are most often felony criminal offenses, and can include:

Bank Robbery Bank Fraud Bribery of Public Officials Mail Fraud Mail Theft Crimes Committed on Federal Land Large Quantity Narcotic Conspiracy Counterfeiting Internet Crimes Interstate Crimes Pornography Smuggling Controlled Substances

State Criminal Charges

State crimes can either be felony offenses or misdemeanor criminal chargesincluding:

Homicide Rape Sex Crimes Theft Drug Transportation Drug Sales/Distribution Controlled Substance Possession Robbery Assault and Battery Child Abuse Molestation Domestic Violence Fraud Embezzlement

Criminal lawdeals with punishment for criminal offenses.  It also covers the rights of an accused person and the criminal process including arrest, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies.

Arrested or Detained By Ohio Police?

The moment you are accused of a crime or questioned by police, you have the right to remain silent until you consult with an attorney. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, the Ohio criminal defense attorneys at Yavitch & Palmer will fully explain the charges, your available defenses, likely plea bargains and what to expect if you are convicted. Our attorneys can help you with:

When you face serious criminal allegations, it is vital to have experienced and trusted legal help on your side. At Yavitch and Palmer, our attorneys fully understand that your reputation, your life, and even your job may be in jeopardy. We offer clients the utmost discretion in handling their criminal cases.  Our attorneys provide legal guidance, advice, protection of rights, and aggressive defense in a court of law. Our Columbus criminal lawyers have spent years honing their skills in both state and federal courts. No matter how challenging your case, when you choose the Columbus criminal law firm of Yavitch & Palmer, you can count on our attorneys to combine our experience in criminal law with our litigation expertise to build an aggressive defense for you. No lawyer can guarantee the outcome in any legal proceeding. But as our client, you can rely on our integrity and unwavering commitment to achieve the best possible outcome, regardless of the charges filed against you. When you have been charged with a crime, retaining a skilled criminal defense lawyer from the start is vital to your case. Contact the Ohio criminal lawyers of Yavitch & Palmer to discuss protecting your rights and preserving your freedom. Call us at 614-224-6142 or fill out the web contact form to arrange an appointment