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Defending Felony Charges in Columbus And Central Ohio

Any time a person is facing criminal charges, there is a great deal at stake. Finding an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you is critical. My name is Steve Palmer. I understand that people make mistakes or get caught up in stressful situations. I founded Palmer Legal Defense in Columbus to help make sure that one wrong decision doesn’t jeopardize a client’s entire future. I will protect your rights and defend your future.

The Seriousness Of Felony Charges

The state of Ohio classifies crimes based on the seriousness of the crime, your intent and the damage done to an alleged victim. After investigating the case and charging you with a crime, a prosecutor has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The most serious and violent crimes are classified as felonies. Convictions for felony charges can result in substantial fines and serious jail time. Convictions for the most offensive crimes can even result in life in prison without the possibility of parole or even death.

Some of the most serious felony charges include:

  • Robbery: Robbery offenses in Ohio are charged based on the facts and circumstances of an attempted theft or completed theft and whether or not a weapon was used. Robbery offenses are charged as robbery or aggravated robbery.
  • Assault: Assault charges also range in degree and seriousness based on the alleged facts and circumstances of the supposed attack. Assault crimes can also include sexual violence. The most serious assault crimes in Ohio are charged as felonious assault and involves the use of a potentially deadly weapon.
  • Weapons charges: There are a wide range of weapons charges in Ohio, ranging in degree based on the alleged facts and circumstances, including the type of weapon, whether the weapon was concealed, discharged in a public place or used to commit a crime.
  • Kidnapping: Kidnapping charges in Ohio are charged as a first- or second-degree felony, based on whether the alleged victim was released without harm. If a victim was transported across state lines, kidnapping can also be charged as a federal offense.
  • Arson: Arson charges include the use of a fire or explosion to cause harm to property. If the structure was occupied, or the intent was to cause harm to another person, a prosecutor can file aggravated arson charges, a first-degree felony.
  • Manslaughter and murder: Anytime a homicide occurs and one person causes the death of another, criminal charges can be serious. A conviction for manslaughter or aggravated homicide can result in substantial jail time and, in the state of Ohio, can even include the death penalty.

When my clients are facing felony charges, I offer them a thorough analysis of their situation. I have the resources and ability to conduct an independent investigation. I have experience with complicated and high-profile cases.

Collateral Consequences For Felony Convictions

Felonies also carry other collateral consequences, which, without the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney, could jeopardize your firearm rights, limit your employment opportunities, and restrict other freedoms.

No matter what the circumstances are surrounding the facts of your case, I will protect your constitutional rights and advocate on your behalf. I offer my clients straightforward communication and legal guidance that is backed by decades of experience. You can trust me to fight on your behalf to the best of my ability.

Consult An Experienced Felony Defense Attorney

If you are facing felony charges, time is of the essence. Call my office 614-224-6142 or complete my online form to schedule a confidential initial consultation to get started right away.