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Defending Against Criminal Charges in Ohio & Kentucky

Facing a criminal charge is a stressful and challenging situation. You may be worried that you’re going to have to pay a big fine, partake in community service, be subject to probation, or possibly even serve time behind bars.

If you’ve been arrested in Kentucky or Ohio and are now contending with a criminal change, having a criminal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference in your case. Courts may rush to label you as guilty and not hear your side of the story, sealing your fate and changing the trajectory of your life for years to come. You could be separated from your family, lose your job, and deal with the mental, physical, and emotional anguish of going to jail or prison.

But with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, like the ones at Adams Law, we may be able to find evidence that will support the fact that you are innocent or at least not responsible for the crimes that are being brought against you. We can help you get acquitted rather than convicted, which could happen if you don’t have a dedicated criminal defense attorney looking out for you. We might be able to reduce your charges or have them dismissed altogether, giving you the peace of mind you need to move past this time in your life and onto bigger and better things.

Our team of criminal defense lawyers at Adams Law has experience in the following areas of criminal defense.

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Traffic Violations

If you are an out-of-state driver and you were charged with speeding or a DUI in Kentucky or Ohio, our criminal defense lawyers may be able to appear in court for you. We can also represent you if you were charged with driving while your license was suspended or revoked, reckless driving, or a hit-and-run. We will use your testimony and evidence presented to determine what happened and attempt to get you a lesser charge or have your case dismissed altogether.

DUI

Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is highly dangerous, which is why it results in a criminal charge even if nobody was injured or killed. If you’ve gotten a DUI in Kentucky, you could face fines ranging from $200 to $500, as well as a mandatory $375 service fee, 48 hours to 30 days in county jail, and have your driver’s license revoked for 30 to 120 days. If you’ve gotten a DUI in Ohio, you could face fines of $375 to $1,075 plus related fees, at least three days in jail, up to five years of probation, and a license suspension of one to three years.

You can let our criminal defense attorneys know what happened when you were charged with driving under the influence. They will take that knowledge and try to lower your fees; help you avoid jail time and reduce the amount of time your license is suspended. We will analyze the evidence and do what we can to help you.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue, and it includes not only physical abuse but other forms of abuse such as emotional abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, and threats of violence typically against a partner or spouse. Domestic violence can apply to violence towards another family member as well. If convicted, you may not only have a restraining order against you but you could also have to serve several years in prison. If your case involved a child, you may lose access to your child as well. If you reach out to one of our criminal defense attorneys, we’ll be able to let you know what kind of charges you could be dealing with as well as how to possibly avoid those charges or figure out how to make them less severe.

Cyber/Computer Crimes

At Adams Law, our criminal defense attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio represent those who have been charged with or are facing charges of cyber/computer crimes. These may include internet fraud, luring, identity theft, and internet sex crimes.

You might not just face charges on a state and local level, but on a federal level as well. For example, if you’re found guilty of computer abuse crimes, you could get 10 years in prison if you’re a first-time offender or 20 years if you’re a repeat offender under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

If you have accessed someone’s computer without their permission, stolen their personal information, assumed their identity, stolen their credit card or other financial information, copied, damaged, or modified data that wasn’t yours, hacked into a private network, made or transmitted child pornography, lured or solicited children online, harassed, bullied or stalked someone online or stolen intellectual property, you could face a slew of charges. They could range from several-thousand dollar fines to jail or prison time or probation.

Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience dealing with internet crimes, and we’ll be able to look at all sides of your case, help you prepare for any impending charges as well as attempt to prove your innocence if you are indeed not guilty of these crimes.

Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile offenses include any crimes committed by minors who are under 18 years of age. These offenses may include drinking, violating curfew, theft, assault, drug abuse, vandalism, robbery, auto theft, and disorderly conduct. Sometimes, juveniles are sent to adult jails, where they face serious threats to their safety and wellbeing. Other times, they are sent to youth detention centers, also known as “juvie,” where they are housed with other juvenile offenders, who could negatively influence them.

We can work with juvenile offenders to help them avoid both adult jail and juvenile delinquent centers by figuring out better solutions like counseling, community service, and family therapy. Our criminal defense attorneys strive to protect the most vulnerable of youth offenders so that they can get their lives back on track and not continue down their current destructive path.

White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes make the news quite often, with people like Bernie Madoff, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Martha Stewart being the prime examples of white-collar criminals over the past few decades. While white-collar crimes may seem like victimless crimes, they are not, which is why white-collar criminals are sometimes charged with sky-high fines and several years in prison. The government may seize their assets and they might have to find a way to pay back their victims. Typical white-collar crimes include fraud, embezzlement, bribery, money laundering, identity theft, wage theft, forgery, and participation in Ponzi schemes.

Our criminal defense lawyers can help those who have been charged with white-collar crimes in Kentucky and Ohio. We will be there by your side as you go through the investigation process and ensure your rights are protected. Remember that just because you’ve been accused of a white-collar crime, it doesn’t mean that you have to forfeit your rights.

Appealing a Criminal Charge

Once you have been convicted of a crime in Kentucky or Ohio, you have a right to appeal that charge. The criminal defense lawyers at Adams Law are prepared to appeal your charge. They will file before the appeal deadline and instead of going back to trial, they’ll work to present that there wasn’t enough evidence to justify the guilty verdict and/or there were legal mistakes made before or throughout the trial that were detrimental to your case.

While our criminal defense attorneys are going through the appeal process, we may be able to set or reduce your bail or help you get released from jail or prison. Our criminal defense attorneys will try every possible angle to help you move forward.

Contacting Adams Law for Help

Right now, you may be worried about your possible impending criminal charges or charges that were already placed against you. With our criminal defense attorneys in your corner, you can be reassured that we are fighting for you and we will seek out every possible solution to your situation.

If your case does end up going to court, we will see to it that your paperwork is filed correctly, the right evidence is presented and the legal process goes as smoothly as possible. And if there were errors made during your trial, we can always appeal your case so that you don’t have to pay fines, serve jail or prison time, go on probation or deal with other challenging scenarios.

If you were convicted of a crime in Kentucky or Ohio and you need representation, reach out to the criminal defense attorneys at Adams Law for help. We’ll be by your side every step of the way, ready to answer any questions you have and address your concerns. 

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