Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

If you have been arrested for a crime in Columbus, Ohio, your choice of lawyer could be one of the most important decisions that you make at this time. At the Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and an impressive case history of verdicts and settlements. As skilled trial attorneys, we have successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts.

We have represented clients in cases involving minor infractions, misdemeanors, and serious federal crimes. Any criminal conviction, no matter how small or big, could have potentially detrimental effects on a person's life and family. Retaining a strong advocate could enable you to fight the allegations and move on with your life!

Criminal Cases We Handle

Few things are more frightening than being arrested and charged with a crime. Unfortunately, many people either act too quickly and retain the wrong representation or they believe that their cases are too hopeless, so they fail to take any legal action at all. It is important to understand that being arrested for a crime does not mean that you will be found guilty of the crime!

The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt Inc. can provide you with exceptional legal representation if you or a loved one has been accused of any of the following types of offenses:

Our success is due in part to our commitment to one simple premise: preparation. We can thoroughly investigate the claims brought against you, file a motion to suppress illegally-obtained evidence, and present your side of the story strongly and persuasively at trial.

Our Approach to Defending Your Rights

Many people believe that there is an inequality of power and material resources in the criminal justice system. It is typically apparent that the district attorney's office has a large staff of prosecutors, police, investigators, sophisticated crime labs, expert witnesses, and a huge budget. This seemingly gives the prosecution a tremendous advantage.

In order to present a comprehensive and compelling defense, our attorneys meet the prosecutor fact for fact. We can accomplish this in three ways:

  • Conduct an investigation. Obtaining knowledge of your case, examining all evidence, and determining which pieces of evidence can be used in your favor or which pieces of evidence may present a challenge to your case allows us to build a strong defense against your charges. Investigating every possible avenue makes us the most prepared team in the courtroom!
  • Prepare for a trial. Not every case goes to trial, and not every case will benefit from negotiation. By thoroughly examining evidence, preparing witness statements, and exploring alternative strategies or sentences, the facts of your case can be presented in the most persuasive manner possible to a judge and jury.
  • Approach each case with unwavering representation. Approaching each case with unwavering representation is the key to a solid defense. When we take on a case, we bring the vision, work ethic, and determination needed to develop a working strategy on which we can build your defense. Because each case is unique, we listen to your goals and objectives. This allows us to provide personal and attentive legal representation that helps us seek the best possible resolution to criminal trials and pursue criminal record expungements.

What you do immediately after arrest can have a significant impact on your defense and the future outcome of your case. Our attorneys know that many people who are accused of committing a crime feel the urge to throw in the towel simply because police have convinced them that the evidence against them is too incriminating to fight. However, with solid representation from a Columbus criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt Inc., there is nothing to fear!

Choose Experienced and Effective Representation

Attorney Jon Saia and Attorney Richard Piatt have both earned AV® Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, and our firm has been acknowledged as one of the Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers® U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, we have been listed in the Columbus Business First Central Ohio Top Law Firms feature. If you need strong and effective legal representation, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can deliver!

If you would like to learn more about how The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can help you fight criminal charges, contact us or fill out a free case evaluation as soon as possible. We are dedicated to providing personal representation to each of our clients. Treating your case with the care and attention that it deserves is simply invaluable to your rights and peace of mind during this time. Our phone lines are open, so call us today to get started!