When I was young, I was accused of hit-skip (causing an accident and fleeing). No amount of pleading with the officer would convince him I was not the person that had been in the accident, so I fought the charge. I experienced first-hand what my clients go through. I trusted my attorney and we tried the case. I was acquitted and the feeling of “Not Guilty” has resounded with me ever since.
We provide a personal touch to our cases that is not found in other firms. We return phone calls and emails within 24 hours. We meet with our clients. We reenact case scenarios in order to get a feeling of the emotion generated by the incident. The direct contact we have with clients from start to finish makes us better lawyers, gets clients better results and sets us apart from our peers.
I am particularly proud of a case I handled for a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. The client was accused of thirteen offenses ranging from Aggravated Menacing and Violations of a Protection Order, to Theft and Criminal Damaging. The client constantly maintained his innocence despite significant evidence to the contrary. Through investigation and scientific analysis, we were able to determine that the complaining witness, his ex-girlfriend, had fabricated text messages and convinced other witnesses to lie about other allegations. We took the case to trial and a jury returned Not Guilty verdicts on all counts. Afterward, we were able to successfully sue the Complaining Witness for the damage caused in my client’s life.
Our preparation process is extensive. A large portion of that process is explained in our “How We Do It” blog series. In short, we look at case from the burden the government bears and determine what evidence needs to be challenged. We also take steps to gather additional information to assist in understanding why the accusation is being made. Finally, we challenge the government’s allegedly scientific evidence with real science. When it comes time for trial, we are the keepers of the information. We make it our mission to ensure we are the most prepared attorneys in the room and know the case better than anyone else involved.
I am a counselor in the word’s truest sense. More often than not, the government’s evidence is overwhelming. In those cases, it becomes critical to take steps to mitigate harm. Sometimes that comes in the form of psychological counseling. Sometimes that comes in the form of drug or alcohol treatment. Sometimes it’s about taking a gun safety class. It is always about making the client’s life better than it was before the incident that landed them in my office. Before, during and after litigation concludes, the attorneys in our office are available to help in any way we can.
Of course, there is a legal aspect to our cases as well. In that sense, my job is to analyze the facts, apply the law and advise my client of potential outcomes. I have extensive experience with criminal matters and I apply the knowledge I’ve gained from that experience to inform the client of what I think will likely happen.
I’m fiercely dedicated to my clients. It is critical to have an attorney willing to put himself in harm’s way because you never know when a judge or a prosecutor will go too far. There are many lawyers who handle criminal defense cases. They are not criminal defense lawyers. They will never stand between their client’s freedom and the overreaching government. There are still other attorneys who view their role as criminal defense lawyers as a cushion for the fall into jail or prison they plan on ushering their obviously guilty client. Any other lawyer who knows me knows I will fight with every option available to ensure the best possible outcome for my client regardless of the personal cost.
Experience comes in a variety of ways. From knowing and understanding a particular prosecutor or judge to knowing what motions to file and how to challenge forensic “science” the best results come after having done it a few times. I’ve handled thousands of criminal matters in courtrooms from Cleveland to Marietta. My experience benefits my clients by allowing me to focus on important matters rather than trying to learn the law and science, employ techniques that obtain results rather than engage in pointless chest-pounding and guide my clients to understanding the law as it applies to their case and how we can reach the best result possible.
Under Ohio ethical rules, I am prohibited from calling myself a specialist except under very strict circumstances. While I handle all criminal matters, I focus my continuing legal education on the law and science of operating a motor vehicle under the influence (DUI, DWI, OVI) and allegations of sexual assault.
Hearing a juror say Not Guilty.
Don’t talk to the police. You can not help yourself by talking. You may simply misspeak. You may give a full confession. The officer has no power to engage in plea negotiations. The officer is not your friend. The officer is not there to help you. The officer’s sole duty is to gather the evidence needed to convict you and bring the fullest punishment the law has to bring down on your head. Don’t talk to the police.
Brian Glen Jones graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Politics and Government. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Akron School Of Law. Brian has been a lifelong resident of Ohio. Brian is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Calling a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer before speaking to law enforcement is the best way to protect your future. Our attorneys will work to minimize or eliminate the possibility of jail time, a prison sentence, probation, hefty fines and a permanent criminal record. Call us now at 740-908-4550 to schedule your free consultation with one of the firm’s knowledgeable attorneys.
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