Columbus Sex Crime Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights & Fighting Your Sex Crime Charges
Like all other states, Ohio looks very seriously upon sex crimes and levies stiff penalties upon conviction. When facing such charges, it is in your best interest to seek the help of a sex crime lawyer in Columbus who can investigate your case and build a defense to fight the charges you are facing.
Sex Crime Cases We Handle
- Sexual battery or assault
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- illegal sexual contact with a minor
- Sexual imposition
- Gross sexual imposition
Each of these charges has the potential to disrupt your life. Don't go through this time without trusted legal representation! Contact our dedicated team today if you are ready to start building your defense. Our sex crime attorneys in Columbus, Ohio have a history of proven results you can rely on!
Arrested for a sex crime? Turn to The Meranda Law Firm LTD today to start discussing your defense. Contact us today!
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Ohio
Sex crimes can lead to severe penalties that turn a person's life upside down for months, years, or even for the rest of the foreseen future. Once convicted of a sex offense, a person could face a lengthy jail sentence, living restrictions, and may even lose out on their dream job. These consequences can lead to a lifetime of hardship in the form of shattered personal relationships and difficulty finding employment.
Penalties for sex crimes in Ohio include:
- Heavy fines
- Jail or prison sentence (especially for federal crimes)
- Mandatory registration as a sex offender
- Psychological treatment
Even if you are only being investigated for a sex crime and have not been formally charged, it is crucial that you secure the services of a Columbus sex crime attorney who can determine the actual facts of the case and challenge the validity of the accusations. You are able to view the details of your sex crime case and stay informed online through the Licking County Clerk of Courts.
Under Investigation for Sexual Assault? Contact Us!
The Meranda Law Firm LTD has more than 15 years of legal experience and has represented individuals in all types of sex crime cases, from those involving rape to those that involve child pornography. We provide focused, in-depth representation to each client, fully examining their charges to build the strongest possible case. Both attorneys Zachuary Meranda and Edward Itayim have been selected to the 2014-2015 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars ℠ lists.
Are you being investigated for a sex offense in Columbus or Newark? Contact a Columbus sex crime lawyer from The Meranda Law Firm LTD today for swift legal assistance.
At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy- Jeff w
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!- Shane Dolen
We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.- Anonymous
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.- Payton R
Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!- Pfeifer
Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.- Rod
Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.- Frances Benson
Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.- Rylan Burrie
What should I do if my child was arrested?No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
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.
How do I appeal my conviction?What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.