Criminal Attorney Columbus Ohio

Even as you face a felony charge in Ohio, you still have rights – and all it takes to best assert them is having the proper criminal defense attorney at your side. Serving Columbus, Franklin County, and the entire Ohio State, The Rutan Law Firm provides you with the necessary legal assistance to defend the criminal charges leveled against you. Whether it involves a DUI or an OMVI offense, a drug-related charge or a graver felony, a criminal accusation will make a serious impact on your person and reputation.

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    Eliminating Domestic Violence Charges with a Criminal Defense Attorney

    A minor family argument turning into an opportunity for someone to call the cops and use the situation to target a person is not a rare scenario. Before the person realizes the severity of the problem, the other party may be ready with arrangements to land them in jail. In such a situation, a criminal defense attorney in Columbus can be the only savior for the person accused of domestic violence.

    Whether the person is partially involved or completely innocent, a criminal case may affect their personal and professional lives in the long run. And it may happen to anyone with no prior notice, including you. So, it is essential to have an idea of how a criminal attorney can ease things for you.

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    Being accused of domestic violence can be overwhelming for someone with little to no involvement in the … Continue reading

    What to do if you are pulled over and suspected of a DUI

    Let’s be clear, Driving under the Influence is a serious offense for the courts and the law enforcement agencies. Getting caught in a DUI can affect your life in more ways than one. Conviction of a DUI has its own social stigma and legal repercussions. This is why it is important that you know how to react and what steps to take if you pulled over for a suspected DUI.

    There are certain steps that the best DUI defense attorney will tell you can help you lower the chances of you getting convicted of a DUI. Make sure you read the following tips and steps carefully and follow them to the core.

    Have the Necessary Documents with You

    According to the best DUI defense attorneys, You should always have documents like your registration number, your insurance card and documents pertaining to the ownership of the vehicle with you at all times. If you are stopped for a DUI, the … Continue reading

    Ohio Drug Offense Lawyer

    Ohio Drug Offense Lawyer Will Be Needed For Dangerous Drug Offenses in Ohio. The Federal and state authorities have come down heavily on drug offenses. The State of Ohio is no different; the state is home to complex and wide-ranging drug laws. If you are caught in a dangerous drug offense fighting your way out of the situation can be overwhelming, to say the least. The only way to get you free from drug trafficking charges is to hire high-quality Ohio drug defense lawyers who are able to better understand the laws in the application and the complexity of the case.

    Types of Drug Offenses Some of the common drug offenses in Ohio include:

    Drug Trafficking Drug Abuse Possession of chemical to manufacture drugs Allowing Abuse of drugs Manufacturing drugs Illegally Deception to obtain dangerous drugs Abusing Harmful intoxicants Corrupting another with drugs Abuse of Controlled Substances Severe Penalties in Drug Offenses

    The penalties for drug offenses under … Continue reading

    A new way to defend escalated DUI enhancements for refusals

    I found this post on Facebook. Kansas got it right before all other States. Kansans who refuse to submit to a breath or blood test in DUI investigations cannot be criminally prosecuted for that refusal, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court found unconstitutional a state law making it a crime to refuse such a test when no court-ordered warrant exists. In its 6-1 ruling, the court found that the tests were in essence searches and the law punishes people for exercising their constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

    Under Kansas law, anyone who operates a motor vehicle in the state has given implied consent to submit to such testing. But the court ruled that the implied consent is not irrevocable and withdrawal of that consent cannot be criminally punished. “Once a suspect withdraws consent, whether it be express consent or implied (under the statute), a search based on that consent cannot proceed,” the court … Continue reading

    Client Charged With Attempted Murder Acquitted in 2 Hours—August 12, 2015 Jury Verdict

    The Rutan Law Firm is a Columbus criminal defense firm that represents clients all over Ohio who are charged with serious criminal offenses. Rutan Law is mindful of the fact that every time we enter a courtroom on behalf of our clients, there is a great deal at stake. All lawyers must have the ability to negotiate, know the law and the ability to try cases.

    Last week on August 12, 2015, after all, negotiations failed, the Rutan Law firm buckled down for a trial and used the most important tool lawyers can and should have. The ability to try a case and succeed at trial. The client’s most serious charges were attempted murder, having weapons under disability and firing into a habitation. After 2 hours of deliberation, the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all counts. Not because she was innocent but because the State could not meet its burden. The jury asked me why I … Continue reading

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