Criminal Defense Lawyers in Canton, Ohio
If I receive probation for a criminal offense, will I still have a criminal record?
Yes. Whenever you plead guilty to a crime, you will have a lifelong criminal record that will be visible to employers, landlords and others who conduct background checks. You should never plead guilty to any crime without talking to a lawyer.
− Attorneys Jonathan Morris and Ivan Redinger, Canton, Ohio
When most people think about the consequences of a criminal conviction, they think about short-term effects such as fines and jail time. However, the long-term consequences can be even more serious. For example, few employers would want to hire someone with a conviction for theft. A drug conviction may result in loss of eligibility for student loans.
At the law firm of Redinger & Morris in Canton, Ohio, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will let you know the potential penalties you face and explain how judges have typically handled cases like yours in the past.
Types of Criminal Charges
Our criminal defense attorneys defend people who face all types of charges, including:
- DUI and traffic tickets
- Theft, burglary and robbery
- Drug charges, including possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking and manufacturing
- Domestic violence and protection orders
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault, rape and child molestation
- Vandalism and property damage claims
- White collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement
- Vehicular assault and vehicular homicide
Do You Have a Defense?
Even if you think you are guilty of a crime, you should not plead guilty or say anything to police before you discuss your case with an attorney. There may be defenses that would result in a reduction or outright dismissal of the charges. For example, if the police violated your constitutional rights in the search and seizure of evidence of a drug crime, that evidence may be suppressed. Without evidence, prosecutors would have little choice but drop the charges.
Questions about a criminal charge? Contact the defense lawyers at Redinger & Morris in Canton, Ohio, for a consultation. There is no cost unless you decide to hire us.