Felony Defense Lawyers in Delaware Defending Your Future
If you are arrested for a criminal offense, you should talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether you are entirely innocent of your charges or had a momentary lapse in judgment, you do not deserve to face the harsh Ohio criminal justice system alone. A proven lawyer will handle communications with law enforcement and prevent you from jeopardizing your defense.
At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, we know that our clients are good people who are facing a challenging situation. We will stop at nothing to prove your innocence and protect your reputation from false allegations. For clients that may have made a mistake, we will do everything in our power to reduce or eliminate the consequences that you may face.
Attorney Brian Jones defends clients in all Ohio courts, including the U.S. District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Our attorneys are English and Spanish speakers, so you can communicate in whichever language feels most comfortable. Call our Delaware office now at 740-217-4273 to schedule an appointment with an attorney.
What Types of Felony Charges Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me With?
We are a team of committed lawyers and staff who understand the frightening prospect of a criminal conviction. We will begin building your case and defending your rights as soon as you enlist our support. Our criminal defense attorneys in Delaware will prepare for trial from day one, and they will work to get you reduced charges or a case dismissal where possible.
We defend clients from many types of charges, including those related to:
- Sex crimes, such as assault, child pornography and rape
- Assault offenses and other violent crimes
- Drug-related crimes
- First and repeat DUIs/OVIs
- Petty, grand and aggravated theft
- Breaking and entering, burglary and trespassing
- Crimes involving a weapon
- Allegations of kidnapping
- False accusations of a crime
- Laundering money
- Murder and attempted murder
If law enforcement charges your son or daughter with a crime, our attorneys will aggressively defend him or her in negotiations and the courtroom. We will protect your child’s future and ensure that they can move past any mistakes and move forward with their lives in a positive direction.
What Can Happen if I’m Convicted of a Felony?
A conviction, from a criminal charge, can cause consequences that may negatively affect your way of life now and in the future. Ohio Revised Code provides a range of consequences for each offense which include a minimum and maximum sentence (re: incarceration time frame), community sanctions, as well as potential fines. The ranges specified are guidelines the court uses to decide the final disposition based on the proceedings of your case. The possible consequences determined in your case are normally the beginning of issues that may continue to affect your life. Without a proper defense plan or attorney who understands the gravity of what you may be facing is detrimental to you and your future.
Some related problems are:
- Loss of job
- Loss of property
- Loss of driver’s license
- Loss of residence
- Loss of privacy
- Loan refusal
- Job application rejection
- Loss of family (or limited contact with family)
- Loss of the right to own or carry a firearm
- Difficulty finding job
- Inability to volunteer with youth, or state ran program
- Ineligible from serving as the personal representative or executor of a deceased person’s estate
- Inability to vote
- Refusal to update licensure
- Expulsion from school
- Inability to seal record or juvenile record
- Inability to operate a daycare facility, to become a bondsman, or to practice law
- Higher likelihood to re-offend
- Possible PTSD
Employers in Ohio have the right to terminate your employment based on a criminal conviction. If you are employed with organizations that require a security clearance, serve the public, or conduct background checks, then a conviction for certain offenses will most likely disqualify you from retaining your current position.
To limit or eliminate the negative effects of a criminal conviction, we suggest you reach out to a criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and desire to defend your rights by creating a specified defense plan tailored to you and your case.
Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I’ve Been Charged with a Felony?
Our team of criminal defense attorneys knows how to fight your sex crime charges aggressively. They will do everything they can to get the best possible outcome for your case. The sooner you start building a defense against your sex crime charges, the better.
You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 740-217-4273 or by using the contact form. Se habla español.