Answers To FAQs About Criminal Defense
Have you or a family member been charged with a crime? If so, you should carefully consider your next steps and legal options. At Kelly Law Office in Columbus, Ohio, we defend people charged with all types of offenses. We can help you seek the best possible resolution and avoid the negative consequences of a conviction.
What Should I Do If A Restraining Order Is Placed Against Me?
Having a restraining order issued against you is a serious matter. Speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal options after allegations of spousal or domestic abuse.
Is A Traffic Violation A Serious Legal Matter?
Some people are under the false impression that a traffic violation is not a serious legal matter. This is a dangerous presumption. You should consider your options carefully if you are accused of driving under suspension, drunk driving or another traffic violation. There may be unintended consequences for simply paying your ticket. Talk to a criminal defense lawyer before you plead guilty.
Do You Handle Drug Possession Cases?
Yes. We defend individuals charged with drug possession involving any amount of illegal or prescription drug. These are serious charges that can result in fines, incarceration and other grave penalties. Do not wait to talk to a defense attorney if you have been charged with possession of marijuana, meth, cocaine or another controlled substance.
Should I Talk To The Police?
If you are arrested or under investigation in connection with a crime, do not speak to the police without first talking to a criminal defense attorney. You may provide incriminating evidence without even realizing it. When in doubt, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an attorney as soon as possible.
My Child Was Charged With A Crime. What Should I Do?
The juvenile court system is different from the criminal court system. It is important to work with a criminal defense attorney who can fight to keep your child’s case in juvenile court. We will help you seek a resolution that gets your child on the right track going forward.
Do You Offer Flat Fees In Criminal Defense Cases?
We offer flat-rate fees for some criminal defense cases, so you know upfront what you will be spending. In other cases, we offer reasonable fees and bill on an hourly basis. In hourly cases, we provide itemized statements.