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  • NADC
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AATA
  • Birdeye
  • BBB
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Expertise 10 Best Cleveland
  • AVVO CD 1
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  • CTLA
  • 10 Best
  • DUI Defense
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers - 2022 Litigator of the Year

Criminal Defense Attorney Ohio

Damn Right, We Fight

You may have been charged with a crime, but that doesn't mean you're guilty of it. At HMW Law, we recognize this. We are also aware that there are two sides to every story, and we are ready to listen to yours. Our team strongly believes in the presumption of innocence, and we will get to know you and learn about your situation without judgment. When you become our client, you get more than an Ohio criminal attorney, you get an advocate for your side of the story.

Why Choose Our Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers?

We understand that criminal allegations can sometimes arise from false accusations, mistakes of identity, or misunderstandings. That is why we can comb through every detail of your case and determine an effective course of action to defend your innocence. You can be confident that we can expend the necessary time and effort to seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Being convicted of a crime can lead to several adverse consequences. Not only can you face incarceration and/or fines, but you will also have a mark on your record that can severely hamper the opportunities available to you. For instance, a potential employer might base their hiring decision on what they find during your background check, or you might be ineligible for federal benefits because of your criminal history. When you hire HMW Law, our Ohio criminal defense attorneys will diligently work on your case. We will keep your needs, goals, and best interests in focus and can fight to protect your rights and freedom.

Speak with us during a free initial consultation by calling (216) 220-6776 or submitting an online contact form.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

If you're accused of a crime, it's crucial to retain legal services as soon as possible. From the officer's initial contact with you to the prosecutor's filing of official charges, the State is attempting to build a case against you to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the offense. For instance, a law enforcement official might ask a seemingly innocuous question during the interrogation following your arrest, but the statement you provide may later end up as evidence in court.

It's important to know that from the beginning of your case, you have rights. For example, in many cases, law enforcement officials need a warrant to search your person or property. Absent that document, a search or seizure may be deemed unlawful, and any evidence collected may be inadmissible in your case. Having an attorney on your side at the start can help ensure that your rights are protected. They can advise you on what to do and what to say, to prevent any little thing happening at the beginning of your case from substantially affecting the outcome.

Our team provides effective defense for a variety of criminal matters in Ohio, including:

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense attorney is there to protect the rights of the defendant. They will help build the defendant a defense which focuses on reducing, or eliminating, the consequences of being arrested. To build this defense, the attorney will spend time going through the evidence by speaking with witnesses, gathering additional evidence, and more. They also will guide the defendant in making the best choices with their case.

Here When You Need Us

Backed by over 75 years of combined legal experience, our criminal defense attorneys in Ohio are well-versed in the law and can deliver the guidance and counsel you need every step of the way. Regardless of whether you've been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, we can aggressively challenge the accusations made against you. We are tenacious trial lawyers who can fight hard for you in and out of court.

How Does a Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, Ohio Protect Your Rights?

At HMW Law, we will assist you in asserting your rights and make sure that each one is properly acknowledged and respected throughout the criminal justice process. Our Ohio criminal defense lawyers will provide zealous representation in every stage of your case. We can investigate the facts to determine if a warrantless search occurred or whether proper Miranda warnings were read upon arrest.

Our legal team is also prepared to challenge any evidence collected against you, such as breathalyzer results or DNA samples. Furthermore, if police misconduct has taken place during your investigation or arrest, our attorneys can file an appropriate motion on your behalf to suppress evidence deemed illegally obtained by law enforcement officers.

Contact Our Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney if You Need Help With Criminal Charges

If you are facing criminal charges, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can work closely with you to devise a strong defense and protect your rights. We are passionate about helping clients fight for justice in the court of law and get the best possible outcome for their case.

At HMW Law, we know that being charged with a crime in Ohio can be an overwhelming experience. You may have tons of questions about your case and your legal options, and we will be here to provide the clear and well-informed answers you need. Our team employs an innovative approach to handling cases, which will allow us to promptly and efficiently address your concerns. Additionally, we will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. When you hire us, you won't be left to trying to handle or figure out the complexities of your case on your own. We will stand beside you throughout.

Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio | HMW Law

We can zealously advocate on your behalf. Contact us at (216) 220-6776

Your Criminal Defense Team Led by Attorney Henderson & Attorney Weatherly

Case Results

Your Win Is Our Win
  • Violent Crimes Involuntary Manslaughter - Not Guilty
  • Sex Crimes Multiple Counts of Disseminating Child Pornography - Reduced to Probation
  • Drug Crimes Drug Trafficking - Dismissed
  • Violent Crimes Assaulting a Police Officer - Not Guilty
  • OVI Fourth OVI - Case Dismissed
  • Sex Crimes Rape & Sexual Assault Charges – Dismissed
  • Violent Crimes Violent Assault - Not Guilty
  • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence - Dismissed
  • OVI OVI Charge - Not Guilty
  • Theft Crimes Burglary, Aggravated Theft - Not Guilty

The Team HMW Difference

What Sets Our Team Apart?
  • Unmatched Work Ethic

    Team HMW works harder than the competition. Period. You will not find another firm who works harder for you, your case, and your family.

  • Efficient Communication with Our Clients

    At our firm, you will never feel like just a case number. Team HMW is committed to keeping you informed through every step of the legal process.

  • Passion for Our Work & Clients

    Team HMW's number one priority is YOU. Our clients and their families are what drive us to push towards the best possible outcome. Your goals are our goals.

  • Team-Oriented Approach

    Team HMW approaches each case we take on as a team. This provides our clients with the benefit of not just one attorney, but an entire team who can help strategize on their case.

  • Decades of Combined Experience

    There really is no substitute for experience and Team HMW brings a vast array of experience to each case they handle.

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Proof of Our Success

Read Our Client Testimonials

Trying to navigate the legal system can be overwhelming, and attempting to defend your innocence when you're facing a prosecutor who has years of experience can be intimidating. But when you choose Henderson & Weatherly, you won't have to go it alone. We'll be right beside you every step of the way, providing the one-on-one legal attention you need.

  • “They have represented me on numerous types of cases over the years, and they have never lost a case for me.”

    - Chad
  • “This man knows what he is doing by far and is very well respected in the court room!”

    - Adam
  • “He is extremely personable, and competent and will work his butt off to achieve the best result in a stressful situation.”

    - Zach
  • “I have referred him to anyone that I have come into contact with that is in need of a top defense attorney, and they have all thanked me for bringing them to him.”

    - Charles
  • “The time & effort you put in defending me is commendable. I highly recommend you as anyone's attorney.”

    - Marlene