The attorney you choose can be the most important decision you make.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need our 40 years of trial experience to protect your freedom. You need a criminal defense attorney with the Highest Ethical Standards, an Exceptional Legal Ability and a proven track record. Paul Scott is licensed in Federal Courts, all 88 County Counties, and all Common Pleas, Municipal and Mayor's Courts throughout the great state of Ohio

  • Listed As Top Lawyer by Columbus CEO
  • Ohio Superlawyer Rising Star
  • Received an “AV Preeminent” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

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Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney
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You have been charged with a criminal offense. Now what?

Your freedom, your reputation and even your job are at risk. You need HELP and you need it NOW.

Facing criminal charges isn’t the same as trying to fight a traffic ticket. Choosing an attorney is the most important move you can make at this point. You need an insider with the experience and connections to navigate this complicated process.

No matter what you have done, you are not legally guilty until a prosecutor offers enough evidence to persuade a judge or jury to convict.

You should hire an attorney with experience in the courthouse where your case is pending. Though the same laws may be in effect throughout a state, procedures vary from one courthouse to another.

A good defense attorney will analyze your case, identify its strengths and weaknesses and can collaborate with you to come up with a defense strategy. The most common defense is that the prosecution failed to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

A criminal defense attorney will prepare a defense that can:

  • Attempt to challenge the validity of the prosecution’s evidence
  • Weigh the credibility of witnesses
  • Demonstrate bias on the part of prosecution witnesses
  • Gain the sympathy of the judge or jury
  • Consider local attitudes toward the offense
  • Expose police mistakes in gathering, maintaining, and testing physical evidence.

There are 4 possible outcomes to your trial.

  • Charges dismissed
  • Plead guilty to a lesser charge
  • Found guilty at trial
  • Found not guilty at trial

Paul Scott has over 40 years of experience and has handled thousands of cases with an outstanding record of success, including countless dismissals, acquittals, and favorable dispositions.

Criminal Law Defense

  • Common Pleas Court, Municipal Court, Mayors Court;
  • All felony and misdemeanor charges;
  • Sex crime cases;
  • Nude photo cases;
  • Assault cases;
  • Gun cases;
  • Murder cases;
  • Domestic violence defense;
  • Forgery, Theft & Check cases;
  • Burglary & Robbery cases;
  • Murder charges;
  • Identity Theft cases.

Drug Charge Defense

  • All felony drug cases;
  • Pill cases;
  • Marijuana, cocaine, meth cases;
  • Trafficking drugs charges;
  • Search warrant cases;
  • ATF cases;
  • Drug task force cases.

Drunk Driving Defense

  • Breathalyzer test cases;
  • Urine test cases;
  • Blood test cases;
  • Refusal cases;
  • lst, 2nd, 3rd offense OVI's;
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol cases;
  • Columbus Police cases;
  • All suburban OVI cases.