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Fairborn Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fairborn Criminal Defense Lawyer

This Greene County community has the distinction of being the only community named “Fairborn” in the entire world. Fairborn also has close ties to nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Although Fairborn is a strong and independent pioneer community, local residents never hesitate to ask for help when needed. And, if you or a loved one faces criminal charges in Greene County or elsewhere, you need to reach out to a helper.

At the Comunale Law Office, our experienced Fairborn criminal defense lawyers are ready to provide that help. Ohio prosecutors bring almost limitless resources to bear in their quest for criminal convictions. No Fairborn criminal defense attorney can match those resources, but through dedication and hard work, the Comunale Law Office levels the playing field.

Felonies

Even if the defendant has no criminal record, a felony conviction could mean a lengthy prison sentence. Additionally, many felonies, such as sex crimes, carry substantial collateral consequences.

Procedural defenses often abound in felony cases. Most possession matters, such as drug possession or drug trafficking, rely on search warrants or search warrant exceptions. Search warrants must be based on affidavits which clearly show probable cause. Additionally, the list of search warrant exceptions, like consent and plain view, is quite limited.

Fifth Amendment violations are common as well. Most people know, from TV and movies, that they have the right to remain silent. Most people do not know that this right kicks in very early in the process, arguably while the defendant is still on the street.

Additionally, most people do not know how broad this right is. The Fifth Amendment applies to more than oral statements. Defendants need not do anything, like perform field sobriety tests or appear in lineups.

Affirmative defenses are also available in many cases. For example, consent is a defense to many sex crimes charges.

Misdemeanors

Punishments for offenses like DUI are not as harsh, but these crimes are still quite serious, both in terms of direct and collateral consequences. 

Lack of evidence is often an effective defense in both misdemeanor and felony charges. Ohio prosecutors must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That is the highest standard of proof in the law. Frequently, this level of physical evidence is unavailable. Circumstantial evidence is subject to different interpretations.

DUI is a good illustration. If the defendant did not provide a chemical sample, Ohio prosecutors must rely on circumstantial evidence from the field sobriety tests, such as the one-leg stand, to establish guilt. Furthermore, breath and blood tests are not 100% reliable.

Frequently, our Fairborn criminal defense attorneys successfully resolve criminal matters out of court. That resolution could be a favorable plea bargain which reduces the charges and/or sentence. Additionally, if the evidence is weak enough, a Fairborn criminal defense attorney can often get the charges thrown out of court.

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Strong representation is usually the key to a successful outcome. For a free consultation with an experienced Fairborn criminal defense lawyer, contact the Comunale Law Office. Convenient payment plans are available.

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Our personal injury lawyers at Comunale Law Office have litigated for their clients that have suffered from injuries from vehicle accidents, hazardous products, medical malpractice and dangerous job conditions successfully gaining compensation for any losses.

Criminal Defense

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If you have been charged with a crime in the Dayton area, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Comunale Law Office fight to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results.

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