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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    Knox County Criminal Defense Attorney

    As an experienced Knox County criminal defense attorney, John P. M. Rutan prides himself in his ability to listen. When you are arrested and charged with felony or misdemeanor you need to take action. Now is not the time for indecision and there is no way that you can go it alone. Your freedom could be at stake. We will protect your rights from the moment you call us and will represent you from a position of power. Don’t be intimidated by police and investigator tactics. We will provide you with an aggressive and forward-thinking defense.

    No matter what you have been charged with, the attorneys at the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan have experience dealing with them. We represent clients in all areas of criminal defense including the following:

    Domestic Violence

    Drugs and alcohol are frequent contributors to domestic violence as are financial disagreements, and spousal infidelity.

    Drunk Driving

    First-time OVI offenders are treated harshly under Ohio Dui/OVI laws. The minimum penalty for first-time offenders is the loss of one’s driver’s license for up to one year, a $1,000 fine and three day in jail. Even if this is your first drunk driving conviction, you will have a criminal record for six years.

    Probation Violation

    Everyone’s terms of probation differ and statistics show that people who are convicted of crimes and are sentenced to probation violate the terms of their probation in about 50% of the time.

    Drug Charges

    Our objective is your freedom and restoration of your good reputation and we pledge to defend you to the best of our ability against the drug charges that have been laid against you.

    Assault Defense

    If you are convicted of assault you could be facing extended jail time, forfeiture of your right to bear arms, the stigma of a criminal reputation in the community, and diminished employment opportunities.

    At the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, we know how important it is to answer your questions, whether by phone or email, in a timely fashion. We make every effort to be there for you from the first phone call to our final handshake as your legal defense representatives. Call to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Knox County criminal defense attorney.

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