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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    Clark County Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

    If you are arrested and charged with assault, you need to call the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan at once. Exercise your right to remain silent and give us a call at any time of the day or night. We understand that being charged with assault can have life-altering consequences so we need to prepare an aggressive and forward-thinking defense as soon as we can. If you are convicted of assault you could be facing serious jail time, forfeiture of your right to bear arms, the stigma of a criminal reputation in the community, and diminished employment opportunities. Attorney John P.M. Rutan is knowledgeable in all aspects of assault defense and will prepare a vigorous and zealous defense on your behalf.Jail Time for Assault Convictions
    If you are convicted of misdemeanor assault you could be facing up to 180 days behind bars. Assault on a police officer, a corrections employee, local government official or a teacher on school grounds is a fourth or fifth-degree felony and carries a six-month to a one-year jail term. Assault upon a disabled person is a third-degree felony and you could get one to five years in prison.

    Aggravated Assault
    According to the Ohio Criminal Code section 2903.12, Aggravated assault states: “No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn, or cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.

    If you are convicted of aggravated assault, the charges, and fines are severe.

    As a Clark County assault defense attorney, my job is to protect your rights to defend those rights on your behalf in court. Standard defenses strategies apply, such as self-defense, intoxication, duress, etc. The attorneys at the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan are experienced Clark County assault defense attorneys and we will give you the aggressive and passionate criminal defense representation that you deserve.


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