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Vandalia Criminal Defense Lawyer

Vandalia Criminal Defense Lawyer

V-Town is one of Dayton’s busiest suburbs. Vandalia is the closest city to Dayton International Airport, and it is also at the Interstate 70/Interstate 75 intersection. So, area police aggressively enforce transportation-related crimes, like sex trafficking, DUI, and drug trafficking. These offenses are very broadly defined, so in many cases, people who are not doing anything morally wrong or inherently unsafe are sent to jail.

Fortunately for area families, the Vandalia criminal defense lawyers at the Comunale Law Office are busy, as well. We carefully look for holes in the state’s case because they are almost always there. We also diligently research the ever-changing law. As a result, when your case goes to court, you have an effective defense that usually produces positive results.

Your Rights in a Criminal Case

Fundamentally, our Vandalia criminal defense lawyers stand up for individual rights. Many times, the key defense in a case involves the violation of these rights. Such claims resonate well with judges and juries alike. Some of your basic civil rights include:

  • Pretrial Release: Because of the Eighth Amendment, authorities cannot lock people up and throw away the key. Almost everyone is entitled to manageable pretrial release terms. That includes both the amount of bail and the conditions of bail. Such release is also an essential component of criminal defense.
  • Remain Silent: People must provide proof of identification upon request, such as a drivers’ license. They must also comply with basic “step out of the car” instructions. Aside from these things, however, they are not legally obligated to say anything or do anything.
  • Attorney Representation: Vandalia criminal defense lawyers must have every possible opportunity to advocate for their clients. Without such representation, defendants are at the mercy of the court, and that is a bad place to be.

Later, when the prosecution gets to the trial phase, your rights continue. For example, defendants have the right to confront their accusers. This right is important, particularly in drug cases and other such prosecutions that involve confidential informants. 

How We Resolve Criminal Cases

In most felony and misdemeanors, Comunale Law Office attorneys have basically three opportunities to successfully resolve your criminal matter.

Typically, prosecutors offer pretrial diversion, especially in misdemeanors. Program requirements vary in different courts. But generally, if the defendant jumps through some hoops, like performing community service and staying out of trouble, prosecutors dismiss the case.

Agreed plea bargains resolve most criminal cases. Usually, this agreement involves a reduced sentence or reduced charges. Many times, the agreement also includes deferred disposition. If the defendant successfully completes probation, the judge dismisses the case. Generally, deferred disposition is available in felonies as well as misdemeanors.

At trial, prosecutors must establish every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. That is the highest standard of proof in Ohio law. If even one juror has such a doubt, the defendant is not guilty as a matter of law.

Contact an Aggressive Lawyer

In a nutshell, our lawyers protect your rights and engineer successful results. For a free consultation with an experienced Vandalia 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.

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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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