Criminal Defense in the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio Areas
Ashley Jones is a criminal defense attorney in Cleveland and Akron, well versed in a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses. Because even small criminal matters can have a lasting effect on your quality of life, it’s her promise to help you in any way that she can. Whether you are looking for an OVI lawyer, have been charged with petty theft or a drug crime, she is the attorney who can best meet your needs. You don’t have to face this alone.
Ms. Jones can help you with the following types of criminal cases:
Operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) are serious traffic offenses that carry heavy penalties, even in a first offense. Lawmakers have been imposing these heavy penalties which become much tougher upon a second offense. Ms. Jones is a skilled OVI lawyer in the Cleveland area, ready to help you understand the charges you face and what your options may be.
Shoplifting. Burglary. Robbery. If you have been accused of acquiring, taking or exerting control over personal property, money, vehicles, real estate, or the intent to steal, the penalties for theft charges will vary widely based on the circumstances and value of the goods taken. For example, petty theft is for value of goods less than $1,000 and is considered a first degree misdemeanor, yet as the values of goods or property rises, so will the charges. You’ll need a criminal defense lawyer like Ashley Jones, who is experienced in all theft crimes.
Domestic violence crimes include intentional, reckless or negligent acts that cause injury to a family member or domestic partner, or putting a member of your household into fear of immediate harm. These offenses range in severity from low level misdemeanors to higher felony offenses, depending on the circumstances at hand.
Driving under suspension
Driving under suspension means you already had a charge such as a DUI, tickets, or reckless driving that resulted in points against your license and the DMV suspending your license. When you get caught driving under suspension and get pulled over, you’ll immediately get arrested and taken to jail, whether you knew your license was suspended or not. You have to bond yourself out and then you will need an attorney to defend yourself of the charge of driving under suspension.
When you've been charged under Ohio's assault statutes, you need prompt representation by a Cleveland assault lawyer. Physical assault charges have a huge impact on your life, regardless of whether they are at the misdemeanor or felony level. You may find it difficult to secure employment or housing, and a conviction almost always results in serving time. Plus, some assault charges can result in being listed on the state’s sex offender registry.
Securing a drug crime lawyer in the Cleveland or Akron area is vital after being charged with a drug offense such as possession, paraphernalia and trafficking. Every case is unique, and all circumstances and evidence must be taken into consideration before conviction. Drug charges range from simple possession with a simple fine all the way to a significant, mandatory prison sentence. The amount of drugs in question, your criminal record and your conduct are all factors in the consequences of the charges.
Sex crime allegations can have a devastating impact on your career, your reputation, your relationships and maintaining your quality of life. A sex offense can be one of the most serious offenses individuals can be charged with, leading to a lifetime of being registered as a sex offender and an array of other penalties. If you’ve been charged with a sex offense in the Cleveland or Akron area, it’s imperative you seek an experienced attorney immediately.
If you’ve been charged in a criminal case, contact Ashley Jones today. She is ready to discuss your needs with a free consultation today.