A Criminal Defense Attorney Who Will Fight For You
You should never have to face the criminal justice system alone. There is simply too much at stake. Choosing the right lawyer – one who knows how to build a strong case, and who knows what it takes to win – may be the determining factor in your case.
When you work with me, James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, you will benefit from my 20-plus years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Ohio criminal law. I have earned a respected reputation among prosecutors and judges alike for my diligence in representing clients. I have extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. Based in Cincinnati, I know the local courts, which is a big advantage for my clients.
Building Strong Evidence In Every Kind Of Criminal Case
Evidence is what makes or breaks a criminal case. I take a detailed approach to review all of the evidence and finding the right evidence to place my clients in the strongest position possible. I review every detail to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case – mistakes the police officers made, violations of your rights, gaps in the evidence and areas to introduce reasonable doubt. Drawing on a big-picture view of the case, I can then advocate for my client in plea negotiations or at trial, if needed.
I bring this approach to every case I handle, including:
- Murder (I’m certified to handle death-penalty cases)
- Federal offenses
- Juvenile crimes
- Drug offenses
- Driving while intoxicated (DUI/OVI)
- Serious traffic offenses
- Probation violations
- Sex crimes
- White collar offenses
- Judicial release
- Mayor’s Court
In cases involving juveniles, I understand that much more is at stake. Juveniles have their entire lives ahead of them. I understand how to protect their future so they aren’t stuck with a criminal record or driver’s license issues that can haunt them later.
Striving To Obtain An Early Release From A Felony Conviction
If you are already facing a criminal sentence, Ohio allows for early release in certain circumstances. For felons, it is sometimes possible for courts to grant a Motion for Judicial Release should certain conditions be met.
But while this provides an avenue for release before serving your entire sentence, meeting these criteria requires having an attorney present your case in court who fully understands the law and your circumstances. Some attorneys do not have the knowledge or experience to obtain an early release through such efforts. Also, it is crucial to understand that you will only have one opportunity to file such a motion. Therefore, please choose wisely when retaining counsel to assist you.
Mitigating The Consequences Of A Misdemeanor Charge
It is a mistake to assume that the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction are minor. Misdemeanor charges do sometimes result in significant fines and jail time. And in Ohio, misdemeanor charges become a part of the public record. The expungement process (erasing or removing charges from your criminal record) is often complex.
Fortunately, the courts sometimes allow filing a Motion to Mitigate misdemeanor charges. Under the right circumstances, the courts will institute another penalty to replace the jail time requirement. However, handling such motions requires considerable care. The attorney arguing the motion must understand the circumstances of your case in detail and argue why mitigation is justifiable.
Attorney James F. Bogen can discuss your options and explain whether a Motion to Mitigate is a viable option for you.