At Micheli, Baldwin, Mortimer, McLendon & Whitacre we are sensitive to the effects that accusations of criminal charges have on you, from the concerns about your reputation to the frightening threat of jail time. We understand that each case is different, and we approach each one by pulling from a unique set of skills and strategies.
Whether you have been accused of a crime or are simply being investigated, your rights, your freedom and your future are in jeopardy. It is important to have the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early as possible. To discuss representation, for criminal charges, call us at (740) 454-2545 to schedule a confidential consultation.
In the simplest of terms, the offense known as operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) occurs when someone is accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs of abuse, or a combination of both, or at or over the per say limit. OVI used to be called “DUI” or “DWI”.
Our experience has given us the skills needed to defend OVI cases. We will take an in-depth look at the investigation, including the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and any chemical test given by the officer to determine your Blood Alcohol Content (B.A.C.). After a thorough review, we will determine what your best defenses are to the charges based on your particular circumstances. Additionally, we will also defend you in the Administrative License Suspension (ALS). These administrative hearings are time sensitive (you only have a limited time to appeal the ALS) so we urge you to call us immediately if you are facing these charges.
We handle a variety of misdemeanor criminal defense cases and we have successfully defended individuals on accusations of OVI, Traffic Offenses, Assault, Domestic Violence, Theft, and various other misdemeanor charges. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you need experienced legal counsel the moment you become aware that you are under investigation for a crime. We have succeeded in getting charges dismissed and obtaining not-guilty verdicts. Do not give up and enter a guilty plea simply because you have been charged!
A felony is the most serious type of crime which can be committed and therefore it is critical that you pursue one of our trusted and experienced attorneys to represent you. When you are facing accusations of a felony crime, you should not have to go through the criminal justice system alone. The consequences involved in a felony conviction can be severe and you need to act quickly to protect yourself. Hiring an attorney to represent you can increase the chances of a successful outcome for your case. When your future and freedom are on the line you need the experience of our criminal defense attorneys on your side. We will tell you what to expect in a criminal case and help you and your family make informed decisions. We will use our experience and knowledge to mount a vigorous defense against serious felony charges.