Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys

Having aggressive and thorough legal representation in criminal matters is critical. Don’t wait until it is too late to hire an attorney that will fight for you. The prosecutor has access to extensive resources including detectives, patrol officers, crime laboratories, and forensic experts. Whether you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, retaining an attorney is one of the most important first steps you can take to protect your rights.

Need Professional Help With Your Criminal or DUI arrest In Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Kentucky or Lexington? Then Contact Suhre & Associates for your FREE Consultation using the contact form to the right or call our 24 Hour Emergency Number at 513 333 0014 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, 614 827 2000 in the Columbus area and 859 685 1021 in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • We really do welcome your call.
  • We will gladly talk with you over the phone or in person, without charge.
  • During the day, we’ll return your call promptly if we are not available when you call – during non-business hours, we’ll use our emergency phone to call you right back.
  • We will not pressure you in any way.
  • And if for some reason we can’t help you, we will put you in touch with the very best attorneys in town…that’s our promise to you.

At Suhre & Associates, we take a team approach to serious criminal cases. Joe Suhre is a former police officer who uses his law enforcement training and experience to develop an effective legal defense. All Suhre & Associates attorneys are experienced with handling criminal cases and are consulted regarding your case. A thorough review of the alleged facts, an investigation initiated by our office, and a review of the legal standards allows us to develop the strongest defense. Since criminal cases are very dynamic, the defense theory may change as the case progresses – that is why regular group reviews are held with the attorneys in our office. The attorneys at Suhre & Associates, LLC have experience representing clients in complex white-collar crime cases where there are literally thousands of documents identified as potential evidence. A thorough and organized review of the evidence is necessary to develop an effective defense. Crimes involving violence are especially serious. Prosecutors, Judges, and Juries often view violent crime as more serious than property offenses. When you have been accused of a violent crime, competent aggressive legal representation is critical. Our attorneys have experience in representing individuals charged with the most minor traffic offenses to the most serious drug, sex, and violent crimes. Never delay in contacting an attorney if you believe that criminal charges have been or are going to be filed against you. There are several critical stages early on in a case that cannot be overlooked and having an attorney represent you is essential.

Please take a look below at the legal issues we can assist with.

State of Ohio Charges Criminal Homicide

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter 1st & 2nd
  • Reckless Homicide

Drug Offenses

  • Possession of Controlled Substance (PCS)
  • Trafficking of Controlled Substance (Sale/Distribution)
  • Possession with Intent to Sell Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Marijuana Cultivation
  • Trafficking of Marijuana within school zone
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor
  • Possession of Forged Prescription
  • Prescription Drug Not in Proper Container
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (felony & misdemeanor)
  • Also Seizure of Assets relative to Drug Trafficking

Assault & Related Offenses

  • Assault 1st Degree – weapon and serious physical injury
  • Assault 3rd Degree – upon a police officer
  • Assault 4th Degree – misdemeanor and/or family member
  • Menacing
  • Wanton endangerment
  • Terroristic threatening
  • Criminal Abuse (1st, 2nd and 3rd Degrees)
  • Stalking
  • Restraining Order Violation

Kidnapping and Related Offenses

  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Custodial Interference

Sexual Offenses

  • Rape (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree)
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Indecent exposure

Burglary and Related Offenses

  • Burglary
  • Possession of burglar’s tools
  • Criminal Trespass

Criminal Damage to Property

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal littering

Arson and Related Offenses Theft and Related Offenses

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
    • Misdemeanor (TBUT < $300)
    • Felony (TBUT > $300)
  • Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
  • Theft by Deception
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Identity


  • Robbery 1st Degree – physical injury/deadly weapon
  • Robbery 2nd Degree – physical force

Forgery and Related Offenses

  • Forgery
  • Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument

Business and Commercial Frauds Obstruction of Public Administration

  • Falsely reporting an incident
  • Tampering with public records

Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody

  • Escape
  • Promoting contraband
  • Bail Jumping
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Fleeing or Evading Police

Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension Perjury and Related Offenses

  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Inconsistent Statements

Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses

  • Riot
  • Inciting to Riot
  • Unlawful Assembly
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Harassment
  • Harassing communication
  • Loitering
  • Public Intoxication

Eavesdropping and Related Offenses

  • Eavesdropping
  • Possession of Eavesdropping Device

Offenses Relating to Firearms and Weapons

  • Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

Gambling Prostitution Offenses Family Offenses

  • Nonsupport and Flagrant Nonsupport
  • Endangering Welfare of Minor
  • Unlawful Transaction with a Minor

Pornography Probation Violation Internet Crimes and Computer Crimes   Federal Criminal Charges Filed In Ohio

  • Assault
  • Bankruptcy
  • Gun and Firearm Crimes
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Counterfeiting and Forgery
  • Drug Possession and Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Harboring Illegal Aliens
  • Kidnapping
  • Perjury
  • Obscenity & Child Pornography
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)
  • Tax Evasion
  • Wire Interception
  • Conspiracy
  • Defense against Seizure of Assets