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Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyer

Over 5 Decades of Collective Legal Experience on Your Side

Have you been arrested? Are you facing serious criminal charges? Don't fight your accusations alone! You need experienced and proven legal counsel in your corner. Whether you are being investigated for a crime or have already been charged, it is crucial that you start building your defense today. At the law firm of Bleile & Dawson, we put our years of combined experience to work for our clients in Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana.

In the world of criminal defense litigation and laws, everything can seem quite bleak as the criminal justice system insists you have done wrong and must be punished.

At our law firm, we deliberately keep our outlook positive because we know the last thing you need is more discouragement. The truth of the matter is that your case has a strong chance of success if you take the initiative.

You may be wondering what steps to take next. Should you try to explain your side of the story? Do you speak openly with authorities? How can you best protect your rights? Our Cincinnati criminal defense attorneys are here to provide the guidance, counsel, and representation you need during this time. Our criminal lawyers listen to our clients' side of the story and keep them informed.

With exceptional case results and a team approach, we provide our clients throughout Campbell, Boone and Kenton Counties peace of mind and confidence when they step into the courtroom. We truly care about our clients and fight to secure the best possible outcome for their cases. No matter what type of criminal charges you are facing, you should not take them lightly. You could be facing serious penalties, including time in jail or prison and hefty fines. You cannot afford to put your future or your freedom on the line.

Supportive and Constructive Sex Crime Defense Lawyers

We Provide Proactive Defense Strategies to Protect Your Future

Another legal area we focus on here at our Cincinnati criminal defense law firm is sex crimes. Our nation is incredibly sensitive to any sex crime allegations and the accused are often hit with negative stigma and a biased light that shines not in their favor. Our attorneys believe that this “judge first, try second” mentality towards sex offenders is unjust, tipping the legal system unfairly and ignoring much of our country’s own principles.

With thorough investigations and by working closely with our clients, we have discovered that many sex crime allegations are based on clear exaggerations, muddled misunderstandings, or, worst of all, completely falsified claims. This ties back to our ability to give you prearrest representation. If you suspect that someone is going to accuse you of a sex crime, regardless of how much evidence there may or may not be, you should talk to us right away. With us by your side from the moment the police arrive at your door, you can feel confident that your future is bright and that your chances of securing a beneficial outcome are high.

Our Cincinnati criminal attorneys can get you the legal protection you need. Contact us today.

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Treating You Like Our Own

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense attorney performs a variety of tasks to protect and advocate for individuals accused of committing a crime. Their role is crucial in ensuring that their clients receive a fair legal process and representation. Here are the key responsibilities and tasks of a criminal defense attorney:

  • Legal Counsel: Defense attorneys provide legal advice to their clients, explaining their rights, the charges they are facing, potential consequences, and available legal options.
  • Case Analysis: Attorneys review the evidence, police reports, witness statements, and other relevant information to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the case against their client.
  • Strategy Development: Based on their analysis, defense attorneys develop a strategic plan to defend their client. This plan might involve challenging evidence, seeking a plea deal, or preparing for trial.
  • Investigation: Attorneys conduct thorough investigations to gather additional evidence, interview witnesses, and examine any available documentation or physical evidence that could help build a strong defense.
  • Negotiations: Defense attorneys negotiate with the prosecution to reach a favorable plea deal for their client, which could involve reduced charges or a less severe sentence.
  • Pretrial Motions: Attorneys file legal motions to challenge evidence that may have been obtained unlawfully or to address other procedural issues that could impact the case.
  • Trial Preparation: If the case goes to trial, defense attorneys meticulously prepare by organizing evidence, devising legal arguments, strategizing witness testimony, and planning their presentation.
  • Courtroom Representation: During the trial, defense attorneys represent their clients by presenting evidence, cross-examining prosecution witnesses, and making legal arguments to support their client's defense.
  • Mitigation: In cases where guilt is established, defense attorneys advocate for mitigating factors that could lead to a more lenient sentence, such as a history of good behavior or extenuating circumstances.
  • Client Advocacy: Defense attorneys serve as strong advocates for their clients, ensuring that their rights are upheld, and that they receive a fair and impartial trial.
  • Appeals: If a client is convicted, defense attorneys can help initiate the appeals process by identifying legal errors or issues that could warrant a new trial or a reduced sentence.
  • Legal Expertise: Defense attorneys possess a deep understanding of criminal law, relevant statutes, and legal precedents, allowing them to navigate complex legal matters effectively.

In essence, a criminal defense attorney's role is to safeguard their clients' constitutional rights, advocate on their behalf, and work to achieve the best possible outcome in the legal process, whether that involves negotiation, litigation, or appeals.

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Our Victories & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Case Dismissed Assault and E.P.O
  • No Charges Filed/No Arrest Sexual Abuse and Incest
  • No Charges Filed/No Arrest/Title IX Dismissed Rape/Title IX Action For Violation Of Student Code
  • No Charges Filed, No Arrest Rape, Sodomy, and Sexual Abuse
  • Not Guilty OVI
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The Team You Want On Your Side

Criminal Defense that Never Quits

At Bleile & Dawson, we know that there is no one way to win a criminal defense case, and that every moment counts when it comes to crafting your defense. This does not only include what happens in the jailhouse or the courtroom; acting quickly can mean successfully preventing your arrest from every occurring. We have taken up an intentional focus on prearrest cases, providing proactive defense strategies that not many other defense firms in the country can offer. Benefits of a successful case with prearrest representation include no arrest on your criminal record; saves you time spent in county jail; eliminates costly court fees; and fast resolution – no stress!

Here are several benefits of hiring our Cincinnati criminal lawyers:

  • We offer experienced guidance and advice to help reduce or eliminate possible penalties
  • We can accurately assess the strength of a prosecution’s case, advise on legal strategy, evaluate plea bargain offers and represent clients in court
  • We are well versed in the laws surrounding your particular offense in order to determine the best possible defense for your case
  • We provide you with an understanding of your rights and guide you through the entire legal process from start to finish
  • We can act as a buffer between their clients and law enforcement, allowing us to protect our clients’ best interests at all times
  • We have relationships with prosecutors that could be beneficial for those facing serious charges such as mitigating potential sentences or dropping certain charges altogether
  • We are not afraid to go to trial to obtain the best possible outcome in your case

We feel it is important to encourage this sort of legal advocacy, not only because it allows our clients a simpler way to handle criminal violation accusations but also because not many people in Ohio even know this is an option. If you were to believe the criminal justice system or law enforcement agencies, you would always have to wait for handcuffs to be placed on your wrists before seeking legal assistance. This is simply not the case and it is to your benefit, and the opposition’s disadvantage, for you to make the first move.

Our Testimonials

Hear From Our Happy Clients

  • "Thank you so much"
    You helped me not spend the rest of my life in jail. Because of you I now have a good job, a home, a spouse, and kids. Thank you so much for being there when I needed you.
    - Anonymous
  • "You fixed it all for me"
    Thank you so much for everything you did on my case. Things would have been much worse without your help. You fixed it all for me.
    - Anonymous
  • "I am forever grateful"
    Thanks for all your help. You really saved my life and I am forever grateful.
    - Anonymous
  • "We will happily recommend this firm to anyone going through a Title IX investigation."
    Her advice and attention to detail, both pre and post-hearing was unquestionably sound. We have her to thank for allowing the truth to prevail. We thank her and the team at Bleile & Dawson with every ounce of gratitude. We will happily recommend this f
    - Former Client
  • "Thank you Chelsea!"
    She answered all subsequent questions within minutes and kept us updated, and in the end, my daughter's case was dismissed due to her knowledge and handling of this case.
    - Jan M.
    Columbus, OH
  • "One year later in May 2017, we got the best results we could ask for, my grandson will be able to have a life."
    We got the best results we could ask for, my grandson will be able to have a life. They are simply The Best of The Best and will be a part of my life until I die.
    - Rick C.

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Arrested? Under Investigation?

Turn to a Criminal Defense Law Firm You Can Trust

It is never too soon to retain the counsel and support of a criminal defense attorney. You could be facing severe, life-altering penalties. The early you start building your defense, the stronger it will be. A skilled lawyer will be able to find holes and weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

Our firm serves Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and the surrounding areas. Why wait any longer when you can get a seasoned and proven legal advocate from Bleile & Dawson on your side? Contact us immediately to request a confidential consultation or a free online case evaluation. We are ready to help protect you!

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