Criminal Law

State and federal criminal charges cannot be treated casually—they can spiral to have a permanent, negative impact on your job and housing opportunities, your ability to drive and vote, and even your right to see your family.  You need a team of attorneys with a thorough understanding of criminal law by your side.  You need Lopez, Severt & Pratt.

Every attorney at Lopez, Severt & Pratt has the legal savvy necessary to navigate the criminal law arena.  We know the Ohio legal system and how it treats those facing charges.  Former prosecutors and public defenders Jose Lopez and Andrew Pratt use their knowledge from the other side of the courtroom to build strong arguments for your case and your freedom.  They know what to expect from the prosecution and adjust their tactics accordingly.

Our criminal defense lawyers represent defendants charged with a variety of felonies and misdemeanors, including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Computer sex crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drunk driving
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Hate crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Money laundering
  • Murder
  • Probation violation
  • RICO
  • Sex crimes
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Violent crime
  • White-collar crime

When you have been arrested

It is vital to seek legal assistance as soon as possible if you have been arrested or informed you are under federal criminal investigation.  Our lawyers clearly explain how statutes and laws work for or against your case, keep you abreast of new developments, and answer any questions you may have.  We act swiftly and decisively to protect your rights.  We may be able to have charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Lawyers solving problems

Lopez, Severt & Pratt regularly helps criminal defense clients throughout the Miami Valley area, including Miami, Shelby, Darke, Montgomery, and surrounding counties as well as cases in the United States District Court.  If you are in jail or under house arrest, a lawyer from our firm can meet you where you are.

Contact our Troy, Ohio office for a free initial consultation.  Our criminal law attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients facing felony or misdemeanor charges. 

 
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