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More Than 100 Years Of Combined Legal Experience

Criminal charges call for a strong response. Our defense lawyers can protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.



Our attorneys have handled cases in state and federal courts as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.



We have helped shape the law in Ohio. We know how to protect your rights in criminal cases.



We have built a network of experts to help us analyze, investigate and litigate cases.

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

Our experience and determination help us get positive results for clients facing criminal charges. Here are a few examples of our work in criminal defense:

  • Man Driving New Cadillac Escalade Stopped And Arrested On Interstate 75:

    Our client was traveling north on I-75 when he was stopped by law enforcement for driving on a suspended license (DUS). His vehicle was searched and 19 stolen credit cards were found with roughly $15,000 cash. The police seized the credit cards, cash and vehicle. Following a motion to suppress in which the court agreed that our client's constitutional rights had been violated, the case and all charges were DISMISSED.

  • Mother of Three Charged With Shoplifting (Theft – M1) Faced Six Months in Jail:

    Our client allegedly walked out of a store with several items not purchased. Following a trial, client was found NOT GUILTY.

  • Man, 58, Accused Of Murdering His Wife (F1) Faced Life In Prison:

    Our client was wrestling a shotgun away from his depressed wife — he believed the gun was unloaded — when it accidentally discharged. A grand jury decided to NOT INDICT him for murder. The prosecutor closed the case, absent new evidence.

The Skilled Criminal Defense You Need

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The longer you wait to begin your defense, the greater the odds that you will end up with a poor result. You do not have to wait until formal charges are filed. If you are being investigated, act now. Talk to our attorneys before you speak to police or investigators. We can help you avoid the tricks used by police to get you to waive your rights. We handle felony and misdemeanor defense against a wide range of criminal accusations.

  • Hiring Charlie Rittgers and his team to handle my case was the best decision I could've made. Facing couple felonies and being in court for the first time, having no prior, I was very scared and nervous but from the beginning he told me step-by-step of what was going to happen, what the possible outcomes would be and now at the end of my case and they've exceeded my expectations. His firm was very knowledgeable and highly educated in their field, also not to mention highly respected by all that knew them. Having said that, I would HIGHLY recommend Rittgers and Rittgers to anybody seeking an attorney because you'll definitely receive the best representation and get your money's worth. – Fahad
  • My family hired Charlie M. Rittgers for representation in a criminal defense matter. We knew absolutely nothing about this area and chose him after reading numerous reviews. Please allow me to add to the accolades of other clients. I found Mr. Rittgers to be entirely respectful, professional, knowledgeable, and competent. His manner inspires confidence and he projected to all involved, that he was fighting for our family member. He answered all of our questions and was accessible, returning correspondence promptly. Charlie M. Rittgers clearly has experience and everything about him speaks to care and concern for his clients. If you find yourself or someone you love, in a regrettable situation, are frightened and want quality representation, I would strongly recommend him. It is my opinion that my hard earned money was wisely spent. Thanks for everything Charlie, you are the best!!! – M
  • One year ago today we heard the words " Not guilty on all counts ". Charlie Rittgers had defended my son against a false accusation. Charlie's professionalism and confident courtroom presence was amazing. I can't recommend Charlie Rittgers enough. Thank God for Charlie and my son's freedom. – Arlan
  • We never thought we would find ourselves in need of an attorney to defend our daughter from a criminal charge. In our first meeting with Charles, Sr. he listened, advised, and made us feel confident about the case. His experience and knowledge of OH law places him above the rest. Charlie was able to earn the best outcome in our case. We will be forever grateful for what he did for our daughter. You will make the right decision if you choose Rittgers and Rittgers. – David
  • I had a brother make a stupid decision, out of state, while on the way to a concert. I reviewed the options available in the Warren County, Ohio, area, selected Rittgers and Rittgers, and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Not only was Charlie Rittgers, a partner in the firm, available via e-mail and cell phone throughout the entire process, what were once felony charges were able to be dropped to misdemeanors. As an out of state customer, I felt that Mr. Rittgers did a great job representing my brother, who now does not have a felony record closing doors on a very bright future. I highly recommend Rittgers and Rittgers to anyone who needs legal services in Ohio.- Ryan

Our Office Locations

Lebanon Office
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036

West Chester Office
9100 West Chester
TowneCentre Drive,
Suite 205

West Chester, OH 45069

Cincinnati Office
Cincinnati Office
312 Walnut Street,
Suite 1600

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hyde Park Office
3805 Edwards Road,
Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Florence Office
7310 Turfway Road,
Suite 350
Florence, KY 41042

Blue Ash Office
4555 Lake Forest Drive,
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Oxford Office
121 West High Street,
Oxford, OH 45056

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