Experienced Criminal Defense Representation in Dayton, OH
We Are Ready to Defend Your Future
If you have been accused of a crime, taking swift and strategic legal action is essential. Even what seems like a minor crime could carry serious penalties and harsh consequences. Our team at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC can help you address this time-sensitive situation with the complete use of our resources and legal insight. Our goal is to protect your rights and shield you from the severe penalties you may be facing, such as imprisonment and a criminal record.
Q: What crimes are felonies in Ohio?
There are a number of crimes that are considered felonies in Ohio. This includes:
- Aggravated Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Reckless Homicide
- Grand Theft
- Vehicular Assault
- Breaking & Entering
Q: Do I Have to Talk to Police if They Question Me?
If you are arrested, you can assert your right to remain silent. Although you may be worried about appearing guilty by not cooperating with law enforcement officials, it is best to exercise your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Officers will also advise you of your right to obtain a lawyer before asking you questions. You must also consult a skilled criminal defense attorney before answering any questions—no matter if officers promise leniency or threaten jail time. If the police start asking you questions, simply respond with, “I do not wish to say anything at the moment,” and “I want an/my attorney.”
Q: Do the police have to read me my Miranda rights?
Although the police are supposed to read your Miranda rights before questioning you, it doesn’t mean they can’t arrest you. If police don’t read you your Miranda rights, whatever you say to them during questioning will be inadmissible in court.
Q: Should I take a plea deal?
Every plea deal is different depending on the crime in question. Sometimes it is wise to take the offer, while other times it might benefit you to take your case to trial. A lawyer can evaluate the charges against you and determine if you should take the plea deal, or attempt to negotiate more with prosecutors.
Hire a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist to Represent You
Since 1997, Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan has been a
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is one of 24 lawyers who have
this specific certification in the state of Ohio. His expert knowledge
regarding all things criminal law could make all the difference to your
case's outcome. Under his direction, our team of Cincinnati criminal defense
attorney works diligently to defend the rights of our clients in court.
Our seasoned litigation skills
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With thousands of cases handled, our firm is not afraid of taking on a
challenge. Whether you need representation at the state or federal level,
we are confident in our abilities to attain a favorable outcome on your
Please contact our firm to learn more about how we can help protect your rights. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brown, Allen, Clermont, Warren, Montgomery, and Butler counties.