Pickaway County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested and charged with murder, the most serious of felonies, you need to call the Pickaway County criminal defense attorney (s) at The Law Office of John P.M. Rutan at 614-307-4343 immediately. We appreciate the gravity of such charges and that no matter what the outcome your life will never be the same. I will come to see you in order to advise you of your rights from the minute I arrive. First and foremost you have the right to remain silent. The investigating detectives questioning you are looking for any information that they can get to use against you so remain silent. We will investigate the circumstances of your arrest to make sure that the authorities acted within the scope of the law and we will leave no stone unturned to find and pursue evidence on your behalf.

In a murder charge, you are up against charges that carry potentially devastating consequences. You need to be made aware of the technical aspects of these charges so that you can make informed decisions. There are two unclassified categories of felonies in Ohio, murder and aggravated murder. The law allows for individual and specific penalties for each. The first and lesser unclassified category of felony is murder. If you are convicted of ordinary murder, not aggravated murder, the sentence ranges from 15 years in prison to life in prison without parole.

A more serious unclassified felony is aggravated murder. If you are convicted of aggravated murder, the penalty ranges from the death penalty to life with parole after serving a minimum of 20 years in prison and you need to call a Pickaway County criminal defense attorney. I’m not going to try to explain the complexities of the term “aggravated” as it applies to aggravated murder except to say that it is the most serious and usually involves special circumstances such as pre-planning, the murder being intentional, money exchanged for services or multiple victims during the same episode over time.

As you can see, being charged with a felony can be life changing. You need a Pickaway County criminal defense attorney that will provide you with legal assistance to defend the felony criminal charges leveled against you. Don’t be intimidated into thinking that you are guilty just because the police say so. We’re here to listen to your side of the story.

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