Accomplished Akron Criminal Defense Lawyer Effectively Defends Clients Against Criminal Charges

Ohio criminal law attorney represents clients who have been arrested for serious crimes

Facing criminal charges of any type can be terrifying. With so much at stake, you need a dedicated and experienced defense attorney who will stand up for your rights. At Kenneth Crislip Attorney at Law in Akron, Ohio, I represent individuals who have been charged with serious felony and misdemeanor crimes. With over 15 years of experience handling all types of criminal cases, I have in-depth knowledge of the local laws and courts, which I use to help effectively represent my clients.

Dedicated criminal attorney combats misdemeanor and felony charges

As a defense litigator with 15 years’ experience in Ohio felony and misdemeanor cases, I represent clients charged with these types of crimes:

  • Theft cases – I defend clients against charges of theft, including receipt of stolen property, burglary, check fraud and white collar crimes. Using my years of experience, I look for possible ways to have these charges reduced and, whenever possible, dropped.
  • Traffic offenses – While paying the fine for a traffic violation may seem like the easier option, a seasoned criminal defense lawyer can often help you achieve a resolution that may minimize fines and points on your record. I handle defense of all types of traffic offenses, including CDL violations, hit-and-runs, speeding and reckless driving.
  • Drug crimes – A conviction of drug possession, trafficking, manufacturing or distribution can carry stiff fines and lengthy incarceration. I will challenge police actions that may have violated your constitutional rights and work to exclude evidence and reduce the charges against you.

In all criminal cases, I develop strategies designed to give my clients the best chances of avoiding extensive jail time or heavy fines. Whenever possible, I advocate for my clients’ entrance into diversionary programs as alternatives to incarceration.

Knowledgeable OVI attorney skilled in drunk driving defense

DUI offenses — known in Ohio as OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) — can be subject to tough criminal penalties and lengthy drivers’ license suspensions. OVI covers both drunk driving — which is based on an excessive blood alcohol content (BAC) — and drug-impaired driving. A BAC of .08 percent constitutes OVI for most drivers, the threshold is .04 percent for commercial drivers and .02 percent for drivers under age 21. Any amount of a controlled substance in a driver’s bloodstream, including prescription medications, can support an OVI charge.

As a dedicated OVI defense attorney, I will work tirelessly to provide you with the strongest defense to OVI charges. This includes identifying potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, including a lack of probable cause for your traffic stop or an inaccurately administered sobriety test. Another option that I can explore is a plea of guilty to a reduced charge of “wet reckless” driving, which generally carries lower penalties and no mandatory license suspension.

Contact a reputable Ohio criminal defense attorney for a free case evaluation

At the office of Kenneth Crislip Attorney at Law in Akron, I proudly represent clients in Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina and Wayne Counties. Call 330-812-3670 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Akron office.