Felony Success

Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our client was caught with the stolen goods in her possession, and she confessed to the… Read more

Drug Trafficking NOT GUILTY Verdict Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit drug trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier and alleged “ringleader” of a drug trafficking ring operating… Read more

Felony Indictment Dismissed Our client, a 21-year old Columbus man, was indicted in Delaware County, Ohio in an 11-count indictment charging him with 11 felony counts of Receiving Stolen Property. Columbus attorney Todd A. Long filed a pretrial motion to dismiss, and after initially losing, prevailed in a lengthy motion to reconsider. The Delaware County… Read more

On February 19, 2014, two major Columbus drug trafficking cases filed against our client in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (cases 12 CR 3898 and 12 CR 5477) were dismissed on the grounds that the drugs at issue in the case, alleged “controlled substance analogs,” were not illegal to possess or sell under… Read more

State v. McDonald: Ohio Supreme Court- Felony Conviction Reduced Our client, an Ironton man, was convicted in a jury trial of Failure to Comply, a third degree felony.  The client wanted to appeal.  The arrest occurred as a result of a high-speed police chase.  The pursuing police officer testified he clocked our client driving in… Read more

Felony firearm charges Dismissed Our Columbus law firm represented a 33-year-old Springfield man who was indicted for Improperly Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation (a second degree felony), and Discharging a Firearm in a Prohibited Premises (a third degree felony).  He confessed to the crime and faced a potential 8-year prison sentence. We filed a… Read more

Our Columbus law firm represented a man who got the best of another man in a fight outside of a local bar in Hillsboro, Ohio. The case was tried in the Highland County Court of Common Pleas, and our client was found NOT GUILTY of the primary charge of Felonious Assault, a second degree felony… Read more

Burglary case Dismissed Our client, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was indicted by the Franklin County, Ohio grand jury on one count of Burglary, a second degree felony.  As a second degree felony, Burglary carries a potential sentence of 8 years imprisonment.  Although the victim’s property was discovered in our client’s apartment, our client denied any… Read more

Rape Indictment Dismissed Our client, a 52-year-old professional man residing near Columbus, Ohio, was accused by his 13-year-old stepdaughter of molesting her numerous times over the past several years, first when she was in the 5th and 6th grade and under the age of 13, and several times thereafter when she was in 7th grade… Read more

Murder Charges Dropped In Columbus Homicide Case By James D. Owen, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio On the motion of Columbus Defense Attorneys James D. Owen and Todd A. Long, Franklin County prosecutors dismissed Murder charges against Columbus resident Cortez L. Montgomery. Defense Claims Self-Defense At a hearing held on Monday, June 28, 2010… Read more