Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney

Do not wait until the State has filed charges to get a lawyer.    The best time for legal advice is before law enforcement even investigates you.   If you have been charged with a crime or may be charged with a crime, you need to talk to an attorney now.   Felony Cases, Misdemeanor and even Traffic Offenses, carry potential jail and prison sentences.    Being convicted of a serious crime makes it harder to get a job, to vote, or to have a gun.  Drug offenses can eliminate student loans.   To minimize the effects of being charged with a crime, and avoid incriminating yourself , please contact our criminal defense attorney today.

Why Choose Wolfe Legal Services as Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Conviction of a crime is a serious matter that can have life-altering consequences.  Even being accused of crime can land you in jail.  When your freedom is on the line, you want an attorney that will fight for you.  George Wolfe is a Columbus criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of trial experience .

We handle all types of cases including:

  • OVI & DUI offenses
  • Violent crimes, Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence
  • Drug Offenses
  • Burglary, Arson, and Theft
  • Forgery and Fraud
  • Violation of Probation, Reinstate Probation
  • Weapons charges
  • Sex Offenses
  • Expungements & Sentence Modification
  • Judicial Release, Early Release
  • Juvenile Cases

How We Will Defend You

No criminal defense attorney can promise you an acquittal or a favorable plea bargain.  If he or she does, it is unethical.   It is very important to know that defendants (accused) are always at a disadvantage when fighting charges.   The Government has a lot more money to pay prosecutors, experts, and Police to gain a conviction, than any private citizen can pay a lawyer.   An accused without an attorney usually says something incriminating when talking to the police or the prosecutor.   Public Defenders are often overworked, underpaid.  For these reasons, Prosecutors possess significant leverage over defendants.   This imbalance causes defendants to feel helpless, entering pleas that will haunt them for years.   Wolfe Legal Services will help even the odds.   Our 20 years of experience tells us how to find the weak points in a criminal case.

Negotiating a Plea

Negotiated Pleas, often called “plea bargains” can reduce your potential sentence or eliminate some of the charges against you.   If plea negotiations are possible, then having the best attorney will be important.    As your criminal defense attorney, I will make sure your rights are protected.  If you desire a trial, or motion to suppress, I can do it for you.

Fighting for You in Court

In some counties, such as Licking, there is no plea negotiating.   Your only options are to plead guilty or go to trial.  That is where you need a top criminal defense attorney who won’t be intimidated by the prosecutor.  He’ll advocate and point out the flaws in the prosecutor’s evidence.  We look for technical defenses.  We will gather information from witnesses that will confirm your version of the events.   If you wish, we will find and hire “expert witnesses” that may present evidence that rebuts the prosecution’s argument.

If you need a highly skilled criminal defense attorney, contact our Columbus law firm today for a free consultation.

Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can be separated into three categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.  The different classifications are separated by the seriousness of the offense and the amount of punishment given to a person found guilty of the charg… Read More

Misdemeanors

The state of Ohio classifies misdemeanor offenses into five categories: first, second, third, fourth, and minor misdemeanors. Below you will find information about the various levels of misdemeanors. Petty theft would be an example of a first degree… Read More

Felonies

Felonies carry harsher penalties than misdemeanors. Ohio classifies felony offenses into five categories: first, second, third, fourth, and fifth degree felonies. Below you will find information about the various levels of felonies. If you are facing… Read More

OVI - Drunk Driving

In Ohio, an DUI, legally referred to as a OVI is a serious offense. Wolfe Legal Services has 20 years of experience as a Columbus DUI Lawyer.  If you have charged with DUI or OVI, it is important for you to know your rights. Not knowing your optio… Read More

Penalties

Being charged with an DUI or OVI carries serious penalties.  Contact our Columbus DUI lawyer today, who has 20 years of experience as a Columbus DUI Lawyer. Administrative License Suspension If you take an alcohol test and you over the limit, or if… Read More

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes in Columbus, Ohio can range from misdemeanors with minimal penalties to felonies with harsh punishments.  Drug offenses can also be charged as federal offenses under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). If you are charged with a drug cri… Read More

Theft Offenses

Theft is a serious crime and being charged with theft can be scary. Theft can be a misdemeanor or felony. In Columbus Ohio, the consequences of theft can include monetary fines and/or time in prison. If you have been charged with a theft offense, con… Read More

Violent Crimes

A violent crime is a crime in which an individual uses or threatens force upon a victim. If you are charged with a violent crime, you could be facing years in prison. If that is the case, you need to contact a knowledgeable Columbus defense attorne… Read More

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