Have you been arrested or charged with a crime in Cincinnati, OH? It doesn’t matter whether you’re facing charges for a misdemeanor or a felony – your future is on the line. The only way to protect yourself if by asserting an aggressive defense from the start. The experienced Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates, LLC can help.
Our legal team has decades of combined experience navigating all criminal matters in Ohio. We also have a unique perspective of Ohio’s criminal justice system because our lawyers have worked on both sides of the law – as police officers and as defense lawyers. This means that we know how the police and prosecutors work – because we’ve done that work ourselves. We draw on our experience and knowledge to benefit our clients. It gives us an edge that helps us secure positive results – day in and day out.
Contact our Cincinnati criminal defense law firm to arrange a time to discuss your case with our team in detail. We offer a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to call us or reach out to us online to get started today.
Why Should I Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Cincinnati?
The state of Ohio will be represented by skilled and experienced attorneys. You have the right to level the playing field and enlist the help of an attorney of your own.
Here’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call Suhre & Associates, LLC and enlist the help of our accomplished criminal defense lawyers if you’ve been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Cincinnati.
Was Your Arrest Lawful? We’ll Find Out
You can’t just be arrested because a police officer has a hunch that you’ve committed a crime. An arrest is a huge deal. So, in order to deprive you of your freedom, there have to be exigent circumstances or some evidence that you’ve broken the law. However, the police don’t always toe the line. Sometimes police officers make arrests when the circumstances just don’t warrant it. Joe Suhre knows this because, for more than 5 years, he worked as a police officer and he knows the local rules. He saw first-hand how many officers bent the rules and manipulated the law in their favor.
So, our team will carefully scrutinize the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your arrest. We’ll work hard to identify the basis for the arrest and if it was conducted properly. If we believe that your arrest was illegal, we’ll bring that to the judge and ask to have the case against you dismissed. If your arrest was unlawful, the charges cannot stand.
Determining If Your Rights Have Been Violated Will Be a Priority
Police officers are required to comply with many different rules and procedures. That’s because you have certain rights that just can’t be violated. At least, not without justification and cause. Our team will closely review your case, including how the police (and anyone else involved in your criminal case) handled your arrest, searches, seizures, and interrogations. The state can’t be allowed to benefit from violations of your rights. So, if we determine that your rights have been infringed in any way without lawful justification, we’ll move to have evidence and/or the charges against you dropped.
Taking the time to identify potential violations of your rights can fundamentally change the course criminal proceedings. When we are able to get evidence dismissed we can undermine the strength and validity of the criminal case against you. This can set you up to get the best possible outcome.
A Thorough Investigation Can Make or Break Your Case
A strong defense is the best way to safeguard your future and minimize the consequences of your arrest. The best defenses are those that are detailed, informed, and based on solid evidence.
That’s why at Suhre & Associates, LLC, we’ll roll up our sleeves and really delve into the details of your case. We’ll conduct a thorough and exhaustive investigation to ensure that we are able to design the best possible defense for you we can. As part of our investigation, we will:
- Gather evidence, including anything secured from the state during discovery
- Scrutinize evidence – including police reports, forensic evidence, medical reports, and statements – with the aid of specialists or professionals, if beneficial, and
- Interview witnesses and anyone who might be able to help establish or support an alibi.
The goals of this investigative process are to secure and understand all evidence pertinent to your case, assess the strength of the state’s case against you, and ultimately build a winning defense on your behalf.
The State Will Benefit From Experts. You Should, Too.
As prosecutors build a criminal case, they will not hesitate to enlist the assistance of experts and professionals throughout the process. That’s true during the investigative phase, while analyzing evidence, and as they piece together their legal arguments. Expert input can fundamentally change the course of a criminal case. Suhre & Associates, LLC strives to make sure that all of our clients benefit from the invaluable expertise of leading specialists and professionals from the greater Cincinnati area.
If there’s someone who can help us understand evidence or build a defense, we’ll enlist their help. This might include:
- Crime scene reconstructionists
- Medical professionals
- Mental health professionals
- Fingerprint experts
- Breath test experts
- Forensic experts
- Ballistics experts
- Computer and technology specialists, and more.
We’ve spent years developing relationships with some of the most influential and respected professionals in Cincinnati, OH. If we believe they can help us with your criminal case, we won’t hesitate to give them a call.
We Won’t Hesitate to Take Your Case All the Way to Trial
It’s true that most criminal cases are resolved before trial. However, from the moment we begin working on your case, we’ll treat it as if we’re going to court. We’ll prepare an aggressive trial-ready defense, no matter what. This approach ensures that we are meticulous and methodical. It ensures that we look at your case from every angle and build the strongest possible defense we can.
Prosecutors in Cincinnati know that the criminal defense attorneys at Suhre & Associates, LLC never take the threat of a trial off the table. They also know that we have a demonstrated track record of success trying cases before juries. As a result, they know that they won’t be able to pull a fast one and get you to accept a less-than-stellar plea deal. They’ll either have to extend a great deal, drop the charges, or take their chances against our accomplished trial lawyers in court.
Our Cincinnati Law Firm Handles All Criminal Defense Matters
At Suhre & Associates, LLC, we are here to help you defend yourself against any and all criminal charges you might face. We regularly represent clients in criminal cases including:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Theft Crimes
- Weapons Charges
- White Collar Crimes, and more.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re charged in state court or brought up on federal charges. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been accused of a relatively-minor misdemeanor or a felony that carries the potential of life behind bars. We will stand by your side from the moment you enlist our help until your case is resolved.
If you’ve already been convicted, our Cincinnati defense team can help you navigate the appeals process and/or file a motion to get your criminal record expunged if you qualify. Whatever you need, we’ll be there. All you have to do is give us a call to schedule a time to discuss your criminal case in detail. Your first consultation is free, so contact us today.
Should I Cooperate With the Police and State Prosecutors?
No. Don’t help the police or prosecutors do their jobs. Don’t make their jobs any easier than they have to be. If the state thinks that you’ve committed a crime, they have to prove it. And, they should have to prove it by playing by the rules without your help.
Does this mean you shouldn’t talk to the police, at all? Not necessarily. If you’re stopped by an officer, be respectful. You don’t have to answer questions, but if you choose to do so, just provide answers that are short and to the point. Don’t expand or provide details. Why? You know the saying – anything that you say can and will be used against you.
Whenever you say something, the police (and prosecutors, if applicable) will be listening closely. They’ll be analyzing your words, searching for ways to manipulate you, and attempting to get you to say something that can be twisted, taken out of context, or weaponized to use against you in the future.
What Should I Do If I Am Arrested?
Don’t give the police anything to work with. Simply explain that you’d like to call an attorney and then invoke your right to remain silent. When you have the opportunity to do so, call Suhre & Associates, LLC and ask our Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers for help. We’ll take over all communication with the police, detectives, and prosecutors to ensure that their job is as difficult as it can possibly be.
Cincinnati Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Drug Crimes: Despite the fact that most drug offenses are non-violent, they tend to carry incredibly harsh penalties. That’s true, whether you’re busted for simple possession or accused of a more intricate trafficking scheme.
However, evidence in drug cases isn’t always secured legally. Many times, police officers cross the line and conduct searches that violate a suspect’s fourth amendment rights.
When a search is illegal, any evidence that’s obtained as a result is tainted. Our attorneys will waste no time in challenging the validity and use of any evidence that’s obtained through unlawful means. If our petition to have the evidence dismissed is granted, the state will have to find another way to prove its case against you.
OVI: A drunk driving charge can cause you to lose your driving privileges and even land you behind bars. However, it’s important to understand that OVI cases in Cincinnati have a lot of moving parts. Police are required to adhere to strict procedures. Evidence has to be secured, tested, and shared in very meticulous and specific ways.
There’s a lot of room for mistakes. And, mistakes happen – a lot. Our attorneys will carefully review your OVI case from every possible angle. We’ll search for any reason to believe your rights were violated or that evidence can’t be trusted. We’ll do everything we can to keep the OVI off your record.
Domestic Violence: Allegations of domestic violence can fundamentally change your life forever – even if you’re never formally convicted of a crime. That’s why our team will work diligently to discredit and/or disprove the claims that you’ve abused or harmed someone close to you.
How? As we interview parties and review witness statements, we’ll do our best to identify inconsistencies and any changes that might occur. Domestic violence cases often lack hard, tangible evidence of a crime. So, we’ll do everything we can to leave the state with no credible evidence or witness testimony to support the allegations against you.
Federal Crimes: Cincinnati is a stone’s throw away from Kentucky. Indiana and other states aren’t a very far drive. When alleged criminal activity crosses state lines, you could potentially face federal criminal charges. That means you’d be subject to federal law and federal procedure. Your case would unfold in federal district court. There’s simply too much at stake to work with a lawyer who doesn’t have experience with federal cases. That’s why you shouldn’t delay in calling Suhre & Associates, LLC. We’ve successfully represented clients in federal criminal matters in Ohio for years.
Sex Crimes: When you’re accused of a sex crime – such as molestation, sexual assault, or rape – it’s important to understand that a criminal conviction will change your life forever. In addition to facing serious time behind bars and strict probation requirements, you might also be identified as a registered sex offender.
That’s something that will fundamentally affect your ability to work, live where you want, and travel. So, it is critical to defend yourself zealously and aggressively. That’s why our attorneys will leave no stone unturned as we investigate your alleged crime. We’ll identify any alternative explanations, work diligently to discredit the allegations, and gather any evidence that suggests you are not guilty. We know your future is on the line, so we’ll do everything we can to keep a sex offense off your record.
Theft Crimes: Whether you’re accused of shoplifting or a more serious felony theft offense, the consequences of a conviction can be devastating. Not only will you potentially face jail time and fines, but your reputation will be tarnished. People might question your credibility and trustworthiness, making it incredibly difficult for you to get a job, rent a home, or secure a much-needed loan.
You can keep your future and reputation intact by enlisting the help of a qualified criminal defense lawyer in Cincinnati. Our team will challenge the prosecutors at every turn, making it as difficult as possible for them to prove the charges against you.
White Collar Crimes: Just because a crime is considered to be “victimless” doesn’t mean the state of Ohio will take it any less seriously. In fact, prosecutors might be under more pressure to convict if a white collar offense – such as identify theft, fraud, or embezzlement – resulted in significant financial harm. White collar cases tend to be highly technical and complicated. As part of your defense, our team will enlist the help of financial experts and specialists throughout the process. The more we understand, the better prepared we can be to defend you.
Violent Crimes: Cincinnati has its fair share of violent crime. Assaults, attacks, and murders make the news every day. So, prosecutors are usually under an extra amount of pressure – from the state, victims, and families – to convict defendants in these types of cases. However, added pressure doesn’t mean that they’ll magically have a solid case. They’ll still have to work hard to build a persuasive argument that’s backed by legitimate evidence.
Suhre & Associates, LLC will work diligently to make the prosecution’s job as hard as possible. We’ll challenge evidence. We’ll identify weaknesses in the arguments they use and leverage them in your favor. We’ll attack the credibility of witnesses and do our best to undermine the weight of any testimony that’s offered against you. This comprehensive approach helps us regularly secure positive results for our clients in these high-stakes cases.
Let Our Experienced Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Help You Today
Are you facing criminal charges in Cincinnati, Ohio? Contact Suhre & Associates, LLC to find out how our criminal defense attorneys might be able to help you fight to protect your future. Our compassionate and caring team has decades of combined experience. We know there’s a lot at stake and that a strong defense is the only way to secure the best possible outcome in your criminal case.
Give our Cincinnati law office a call today to arrange a free consultation and learn more. We also have offices conveniently located across northern Kentucky in Boone County, Kenton County, and Campbell County, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance today.