Criminal Defense

Facing Criminal Charges?

Experienced Legal Defense in Pennsylvania and Ohio

Have you or someone you know been arrested? If you face criminal charges, jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record are very real possibilities. When you face a government-backed prosecutor, you need a high-caliber advocate on your side. At Hartwig Law LLC, our criminal defense lawyers deliver exceptional defense with excellence, integrity, and passion.

Call (330) 899-4446 or contact us online now to discover your legal options in a FREE consultation!

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A criminal defense lawyer is a legal professional who helps to defend individuals and organizations charged with criminal activities. The role of the lawyer is to assist their client in navigating the complexities of the justice system, including gathering evidence, building a strong defense strategy, and representing them during court proceedings.

While working on behalf of their clients, these attorneys may take a variety of approaches to building a strong defense case depending on the circumstances surrounding their client’s situation. They may challenge evidence provided by the prosecution, challenge eyewitness testimony, negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors, or advocate for alternative sentencing options such as probation or community service.

Regardless of the outcome of their case, a criminal defense lawyer can help ensure that their client’s rights are respected throughout the process and that they receive fair treatment from law enforcement and judicial officials. By providing experienced legal representation, criminal defense lawyers work hard to protect their clients’ best interests and freedom when faced with criminal charges.

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening and overwhelming situation, and going through this process alone can lead to dire consequences. To mitigate risks and ensure fair treatment, it's advisable to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through the legal maze.

Advantages of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Expert Knowledge of the Law: Criminal defense attorneys have extensive training and experience in the legal field. They understand the ins and outs of the criminal law system and can interpret complicated legal codes, statutes, and procedures, ensuring that your case is handled properly.
  • Strategic Defense Planning: They can analyze your case thoroughly, recognize its strengths and weaknesses, and devise a robust defense strategy.
  • Protection of Rights: Defense attorneys are committed to safeguarding your rights. They ensure that you're treated fairly by the justice system, and that you understand your rights at every stage of the legal process.
  • Access to Resources: Established defense attorneys have access to resources and professional networks—including private investigators or expert witnesses—that can strengthen your defense.
  • Negotiation Skills: They can negotiate beneficial plea bargains or reduce penalties, as they have experience dealing with prosecutors and understanding their strategies.
  • Emotional Support: Apart from legal assistance, defense attorneys also offer moral and emotional support during this challenging period.
  • Saving Time and Money: They understand the legal process and can navigate it quickly and efficiently, which can expedite the trial proceedings and save you significant time and money.

Understanding Your Legal Options

When facing criminal charges, it's important to understand your legal options and the potential outcomes of your case. Our team at Hartwig Law, LLC is dedicated to providing you with the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about your defense.

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers can help you explore options such as plea bargains, diversion programs, or trial defense strategies. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

By choosing Hartwig Law, LLC, you can trust that you have a strong and knowledgeable legal team on your side, fighting for your rights and working towards a favorable resolution for your case.

Why Choose Our Criminal Defense Lawyers?

  • On Ohio Super Lawyers® list of Rising Stars℠
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in Ohio
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Personally Handles Each Case to Make it Trial-Ready
  • Proven Track Record & Strong Testimonials
  • Recently Licensed in Pennsylvania
  • Accepts Selective Court Appointed Cases for Indigent Defendants in Adult and Juvenile State Court
  • Past Mahoning County Bar Association President
  • 1 out of 5 Attorneys Selected to Represent Federal Indigent Defendants

Six times the winner of the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, our legal advocates are backed by a record of success and client reviews that speak for themselves. Don’t wait to see what our criminal defense attorneys can achieve for you. They will work directly with you throughout your state or federal case. Discuss your possible defenses with a proven defender.

Our attorneys are qualified to take on death penalty cases, and offer trial-tested, award-winning representation for anything from probation violation to homicide cases. If you have already been convicted of a crime, it may not be the end of the story! We also offer insightful, tireless counsel to mount your appeal or to apply for an expungement of your criminal record. 

Whatever criminal law matter you face, we are committed to protecting your reputation, liberty, and future. Discover how can deliver the powerhouse defense you need and deserve when you contact our Ohio criminal defense firm today!

Request your FREE case evaluation online or call (330) 899-4446 today for trusted help!

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of facing criminal charges?

Facing criminal charges can lead to jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record, which can have serious long-term implications on various aspects of your life.

How can a criminal defense attorney help in navigating the legal system?

A criminal defense attorney can assist in gathering evidence, building a strong defense strategy, representing you during court proceedings, challenging evidence provided by the prosecution, negotiating plea bargains, and advocating for alternative sentencing options.

What are the advantages of hiring a criminal defense attorney?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney provides access to expert knowledge of the law, strategic defense planning, protection of rights, access to resources, negotiation skills, emotional support, and can save time and money by navigating the legal process efficiently.

How do criminal defense lawyers work to protect their clients' best interests?

Criminal defense lawyers work to ensure that their clients' rights are respected throughout the legal process and that they receive fair treatment from law enforcement and judicial officials.

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  • Charge Dismissed Rape
  • Case Dismissed Firearms
  • Prevented Charges being filed Rape
  • Charges Reduced Kidnapping/Theft
  • Not Guilty by Jury Verdict Assault

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Hartwig Law LLC is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • 25+ Years of Trial-Tested Experience
  • Licensed in Ohio & Pennsylvania
  • Ohio’s Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers
  • Selection for Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award from 2013-2019
  • Past Mahoning County Bar Association President (2013-2014)

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