Dedicated Newark Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being prosecuted for a crime is a stressful and frightening experience. If the police have arrested you, it is important that you invoke your right to remain silent and consult a seasoned lawyer as soon as possible to assist you with your case.
Before I became a defense attorney in Newark, Ohio, I spent six years as an assistant prosecutor in Licking County and one year as a private investigator before entering law school. As a result, I have a strong practical background and understanding of the criminal defense system. I have tried more than one hundred criminal cases and I have investigated thousands.
Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation
I defend clients charged with various felonies and misdemeanors, including white collar crimes such as fraud, violent crimes such as aggravated assault and felony murder, and traffic offenses such as OVI/DUI. I can also assist you with expungement of a criminal record or any other post-conviction remedy.
- OVI/DUI defense– OVI (also called DUI or OMVI) charges are both urgent and complicated, especially if you need to keep your commercial driver’s license (CDL). If your license has been suspended, you must request a license hearing within 30 days of your arraignment or your driver’s license (including your CDL if you have one) may remain suspended for up to five years. I also represent clients with multiple OVI offenses.
- Aggravated vehicular assault/Aggravated vehicular homicide – If you are driving drunk and cause an accident that results in serious bodily injury to another person, you can be charged with aggravated vehicular assault. If there is a death, you face aggravated vehicular homicide charges. A conviction on either charge can have very serious ramifications, including mandatory prison time and permanent revocation of your driver’s license.
- Drug offenses – Whether they are discovered in a traffic stop or a home search, crimes involving illegal street drugs, prescription drugs and related paraphernalia carry serious consequences, including losing your driver’s license. You have rights and Calesaric Law will protect them.
- Theft offenses – Even a minor theft charge, such as shoplifting or petty theft, can leave the accused facing jail time, fines, restitution and other punishments. I work to see that your theft charges are minimized or dismissed whenever possible.
Challenging The Prosecutor’s Case
Most people who are charged with a crime focus on what their own case looks like. I use a different approach. I focus on what the prosecutor’s case looks like. What fallacies or inconsistencies can I point out as a defense attorney? What facts can I point out to raise reasonable doubt? What evidence can we discover to prove our case?
I will attack the technical and procedural aspects of the case against you. I will aggressively test the evidence by filing motions to suppress the evidence against you, motions to dismiss, and motions to preclude the introduction of evidence at trial, if appropriate. My cases do not end up before a jury very often. I am often successful early on for reasons that have nothing to do with guilt or innocence.