Criminal Defense

Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Central Ohio

Criminal charges can result in serious consequences which include incarceration, probation, fines, license suspensions, and a permanent criminal record. In addition to the sentence imposed in court, a criminal conviction may have collateral consequences such as employment opportunities, professional licensing, firearm ownership, financial aid, and reputation. If you are being investigated for a criminal offense or have been charged with a crime in Columbus or central Ohio, the outcome of your situation can be improved by hiring a good criminal defense attorney.

Founding attorney Shawn Dominy was named by Super Lawyers® as one of the top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio (a city with over 8,000 lawyers).  The Dominy Law Firm has provided criminal defense representation in the greater Columbus area since 1997.  We have handled most types of criminal cases:  from speeding to murder, and nearly everything in-between.  We have helped hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in central Ohio Courts.  Chances are, we have handled a case like yours.

The Role Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer

One role of a criminal defense lawyer is to make sure the government plays by the rules in the investigation stage of a case and in the court process. Another way of looking at it: our role is to make sure that the court process is fair, and our client is not punished for committing a crime unless the government can prove our client's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. When we identify situations where the government has failed to play by the rules or where the evidence does not constitute proof beyond a reasonable doubt, we use those situations to the benefit of our client. Doing so, however, not only benefits our individual client, but also benefits the community as a whole by ensuring that we are all protected by the rule of law under the Constitution.

Criminal Cases In Columbus And Central Ohio

Not all criminal cases are the same. For example, a felony prescription drug offense will likely involve issues that are distinct from a misdemeanor shoplifting offense. In addition, a criminal case in one county, like Franklin County, may be treated differently than a criminal case in another county, such as Delaware County. The Dominy Law Firm represents clients with all types of criminal charges in courts throughout central Ohio. Regardless of the case type and location, we thoroughly prepare every case.  Some things we do when we represent a client include:

  • Conduct a comprehensive investigation of the facts
  • Research legal issues
  • Move for the suppression of illegal evidence
  • Prepare for trial
  • Negotiate with the prosecuting attorney
  • Take the case to trial when appropriate
  • Prepare mitigation for sentencing when necessary
Criminal Defense Law Firm With Convenient Location

Our office is located at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio. From this location, the Dominy Law Firm represents clients in Franklin County, Delaware County, and other counties in the central Ohio area. Our clients come from all walks of life in central Ohio communities, mostly from the suburbs of Columbus.

Representation For Criminal Offenses In Columbus And Central Ohio

The Dominy Law Firm practices exclusively criminal defense, and we limit the number of cases we accept so we can provide outstanding service to each client. If you would like more information, please see the firm overview. You can also see what clients say and review our past case results. Our fees are on the high end of the fee scale due to expertise, experience, and service. We charge flat fees, so you will know the exact fee before representation begins.  We accept credit cards and debit cards, and there is financing available for qualified applicants. If you would like to discuss how the Dominy Law Firm can help with your situation, EMAIL US or call 614-717-1177 to arrange a consultation. The initial consultation is free, but a retainer must be paid before we begin representing you.