Columbus Criminal Defense Attorneys

Award-Winning Defense for the Most Complicated Criminal Cases

Have you been accused of a crime in Ohio? You need to secure elite legal counsel right away. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, our Columbus criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to helping people who are in need of solid criminal defense representation. We focus exclusively on this area of law, which allows us to provide our clients with attentive care throughout every stage of their case. Our team is recognized by clients for our one-on-one support and the high level of service that we deliver.

Our founding attorney won the 2012 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, and our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau®. Furthermore, two of our attorneys have been ranked among the top 2.5% of young attorneys in Ohio and Kentucky, having been selected to the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠. Our Columbus criminal defense attorneys will be with you from day one, protecting you from police interrogations and fighting for your rights. Your freedom is important to us, and we will dedicate ourselves to safeguarding your reputation.

Call our firm at (614) 707-4239 today to schedule your free consultation! A Columbus criminal lawyer from our firm can get immediately started on your defense.

Awards & Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Rising Starts 2018
  • United States District Court

Meet Our Columbus
Criminal Defense Lawyers

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, our criminal defense team has more than 15 years of collective experience in which we have handled all types of cases, facing some of the most challenging situations. Both Zachuary T. Meranda and Edward T. Itayim have been selected to the 2014-2015 lists of Ohio & Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ as a testament to their dedication and legal excellence. We continually provide an unparalleled level of representation. At our criminal defense firm, you can find the client-centered service you need and deserve.

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Client Reviews
& Testimonials

“There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!”

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Our Rates A Tailored Approach to Affordable Defense

Our criminal attorneys are ready to work with you to ensure you get the strong defense you need and at a reasonable cost. This starts with offering a free consultation, where we can listen to your story and evaluate what your defense would entail. Then we can be upfront with you about what the cost for our services would be.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is it possible to fight a DUI charge?

    If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is it possible to fight your charges? Many people believe that their case is hopeless and that there is nothing they can do to get their charges dropped. Nothing, however, can be further from the truth. By challenging the results of the breath test, blood test, or field sobriety test, you could get this alleged evidence thrown out of court if it can be shown that the administration or interpretation of the test was faulty.

  • How is a misdemeanor different from a felony?

    Each state and jurisdiction has different punishments and consequences for crimes, so the answer to this question is not always clear cut. Generally speaking, a misdemeanor offense cannot carry with it a jail term of more than one year and often times may only involve probation, fines and other forms of restitution. A felony crime can carry prison sentences greater than a year, and bring with them much steeper consequences.

  • Should I be worried if I'm innocent?

    The short answer to this question is yes. Our legal system, though endowed with powerful rights and time-tested procedures, is far from perfect. Proclaiming yourself innocent is far from a legal defense, and you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to gather information and refute evidence. It is a sad fact that innocent people are sometimes convicted of crimes they did not commit.

  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?

    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.

Reasons to Choose Us

  • 15+ Years of Legal Experience
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award (2012)
  • In Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • One-on-One Attention
  • Free Review of Your Case

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