Criminal Cases

If you are facing criminal charges that carry the possibility of jail time you have a constitutional right to an attorney. It is important that you have effective representation when you are facing the potential loss of your freedom. You need someone who knows how to evaluate defenses, deal with the court system and the prosecutors, and advocate for you. If you have not yet been charged, but are facing an investigation it is important to consult with an attorney before giving any statements. A good attorney may be able to resolve the matter without a defendant being formally charged.

Our attorneys have experience handling a wide variety of cases, both felonies and misdemeanors, throughout various courts throughout Ohio. They have handled murder cases, drug cases, possession and trafficking cases, RICO cases, theft, robbery, felonious assault, assault, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, crimes, rape, gross sexual imposition, sexual battery, menacing, domestic violence, possession of a hoax weapon of mass destruction, complicity, conspiracy, and many other cases in both State and Federal Court.

Mr. Hooks is certified to handle death penalty cases by the Ohio Commission on the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants in Capital Cases. Additionally, Mr. Deal was honored with an award for his work in handling Montgomery County felony cases by the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in 2009.

Our attorneys have experience handling all types of criminal cases and know how to deal with the police, prosecutors, court staff and judges. If you are facing criminal charges you need to be sure you have an experienced attorney leading the way.

Federal Criminal Law

Only certain crimes can be charged in Federal Court. The crime must be a federal crime, or a crime that took place on Federal property. For example, here in Dayton, if you are charged with a DUI at the base it would be in Federal Court. Federal rules and procedure is very different from the way things are handled in State courts. The penalties are oftentimes much more serious as well. If you are charged with a federal crime, or being investigated by a federal agency you should immediately contact an experienced attorney to counsel you.

Our attorneys have handled numerous cases in Federal courts. We are licensed in the Southern District of Ohio as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have successfully resolved major drug cases. We have also resolved other types of cases; including child pornography cases, tax evasion, RICO, wire fraud, and numerous state crimes on federal property. We have successfully vacated multiple life sentences after they were imposed in federal drug cases. If facing federal criminal charges please contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your options.