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Cases where individuals are charged with committing crimes against peace officers have the potential to be extremely sensitive. Crimes against peace officers generally involve lying to them, interfering with their ability to do their job or resisting arrest.
Every day in central Ohio people are charged with various crimes against peace officers. Depending on the charge, penalties can range from a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail to a second degree felony punishable by up to 8 years in prison.
If you are convicted of a crime against a peace officer, additional potential issues include:
The Columbus offenses against justice attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach when representing clients charged with crimes against peace officers. First and foremost, we will figure out what mistakes the police made, whether your arrest was lawful and what other legal issues can be raised on your behalf.
We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes and potentially video or audio. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor for your review
Based on the legal weaknesses in the State of Ohio’s case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.
If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.
For nearly ten years, the Columbus offenses against justice attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented clients charged with crimes against peace officers. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.
Use the links at right as guides to the offense you’re facing. If you have any questions about the material or if you are in need of an experienced, competent criminal defense team to help with your case, please contact the Columbus offenses against justice attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates either by calling or emailing us via email@example.com.