Minimizing Penalties For People Facing Criminal Charges
The serious potential consequences of criminal charges make it critical that you hire an experienced attorney who can protect your rights. A felony conviction means not only fines and time behind bars but also a permanent criminal record with far-reaching effects. This includes losing your right to own a firearm, losing or being denied a professional license and other costly penalties based on the type of conviction. Even a misdemeanor conviction can result in a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail, disrupting your life and usually resulting in job loss and eviction.
Experienced Northeast Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you’ve been charged with a crime in Northeast Ohio, you need an experienced legal team that is familiar with the local courts. The attorneys at Rafidi Jackson know the judges and prosecutors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. They understand the biases and strategies of local judges and prosecutors. This information gives them keen insights into how to successfully defend clients.
We offer criminal law defense for state and federal offenses, including:
- Drug-related offenses
- Theft offenses
- Sex offenses
- Violent crimes
Our underlying strategy is always to pursue aggressive defense with the goal of either minimizing penalties or getting charges dropped.
Proactive Traffic Violations Defense
Because of Ohio’s point system, even minor traffic violations can add up quickly and have a big impact on your car insurance rate. By paying the fine without challenging the charges, you are admitting guilt and running the risk of long-term consequences.
We can assist you with traffic offenses, including:
- Driving under suspension
- Speeding tickets
- Driving without an operator’s license
- Assured clear distance violations
- Reckless operation
- CDL problems
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, we can aggressively fight to reduce the penalties and minimize the impact on your driving record and insurance rates.
Aggressively Defending DUI/OVI Charges
About one-third of fatal motor vehicle accidents in Ohio involve at least one driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As a result, the state of Ohio imposes severe penalties for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. We fight aggressively to defend clients against DUI/OVI charges using four main tactics:
- Proving police did not have probable cause to pull you over
- Challenging the results of blood alcohol tests
- Challenging field sobriety tests
- Challenging the DUI/OVI investigation
No arrest is perfect and the court is obliged to consider any challenge to charges filed. Our legal team has the experience and knowledge to defend your rights and minimize the impact of DUI/OVI charges.
Contact The Criminal Law Defense Attorneys At Rafidi Jackson, LTD
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help regarding my case. You are a very good lawyer, honest and thorough. I will recommend you to anyone! I will be in contact next year.
Heather M., McDonald, Ohio