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Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys

Even if you have not been charged, if you are being investigated for a crime, you must contact an attorney immediately. Otherwise, you may be giving up important rights.

If you have been charged with a crime, your life is on the line. You need an experienced lawyer with the necessary knowledge and resources to defend your rights. The criminal defense attorneys at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima have more than 200 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of those accused of crimes ranging from murder to rape and other sexual offenses. From defense of adults to juvenile criminal defense, we have built a strong record of success in the Cincinnati area and across Ohio by providing each case with the attention it requires. We put our vast experience in cases ranging from aggravated murder to DUI to work for you.

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, it’s essential to talk to an attorney about your case before talking to investigators. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact criminal defense lawyers at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima by calling 513-496-0134.

Our Criminal Defense Practice

Our criminal defense attorneys counsel and represent people facing criminal charges related to the following:

Our attorneys are leaders in the criminal defense field in Ohio, having held leadership positions in organizations, including president of the Ohio Criminal Defense Association. Over our years of practice, we have built a strong network of experts that we often use to help us analyze and investigate each case. We have handled cases in federal and state courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court.

Big-City Capabilities • Small-Town Focus

Using our vast network of resources and our years of experience, we apply our skill and knowledge to handle your case in a professional and personal manner. The attorneys at our Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford offices take the time to get to know you and your case. We will take all the steps necessary to protect your rights and your future.

Why Should I Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?

You have the right to work with a free public defender if you have been charged with a crime, assuming you meet the financial guidelines. However, this is not always the best strategy for your defense. Public defenders, though highly skilled, have hundreds of cases to manage at one time and cannot always give you their undivided attention. The prosecutor’s office also puts heavy pressure on them to make a plea bargain, even if a trial is better for you.

If you hire a private lawyer, you can expect to receive dedicated attention and outstanding client service. Your attorney will proceed to trial if it gives you a better chance at a positive outcome, and you will have better peace of mind knowing that you did everything in your power to put up a strong defense.

What Should I Do If I’m Arrested?

You can greatly increase your chances of a good outcome if you follow a few steps after being arrested. Try to do this:

  1. Remain calm and respectful with the police officer.
  2. Do not provide any information except what is listed on your driver’s license.
  3. Do not give any interviews or try to explain yourself.
  4. Do not give the cop permission to search your vehicle, bag, or home.
  5. Contact a lawyer immediately.

Even if you missed one or more of these steps, do not panic. You will, however, need to get an attorney on your side to advise you of your rights as soon as possible.

Call us at 513-496-0134 to schedule an initial consultation with a Warren County criminal lawyer.


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