Criminal Law

Crabbe, Brown & James has represented clients in a variety of criminal cases for the last fifteen years. We have experience in white collar crime cases and representation of elected officials in cases involving election matters including alleged campaign contribution violations. Our criminal defense lawyers are former prosecutors, public defenders and assistant attorneys general. Our criminal defense practice is death penalty certified, including habeas actions for death penalty cases in federal court. In addition, our lawyers have experience in mayor's court, municipal court and in common pleas courts, as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Our criminal defense attorneys are members of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Counsel and National Association Criminal Defense Counsel. We maintain an active case load of criminal defense cases of all nature from juvenile cases to death penalty actions.

Our criminal practice also focuses on defending individuals and corporations charged with business related offenses. From responding to a subpoena to an aggressive defense, our attorneys are experienced in identifying targets and witnesses, responding to subpoenas and search warrants, determining the need for separate counsel and mounting an aggressive defense.

Practice Areas: Mayor's Court (misdemeanors), Municipal Court (misdemeanors), Court of Common Pleas (felonies), Juvenile Court, Federal Court, Death Penalty Certified, Federal Habeas Death Penalty Appeals, White Collar Crime, Medical Securities, Corporate, Mail Fraud, Conspiracy, Embezzlement, Accounting, and Billing Practices.