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Criminal Defense

Kravitz, Brown and Dortch is a premier criminal defense law firm. Its criminal section is led by Paula Brown, who Governor Strickland appointed to Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission in recognition of her skills as a lawyer and contributions to Ohio’s criminal justice system. Because a client often faces civil suits related to criminal allegations, the ability of Kravitz, Brown and Dortch’s criminal section to combine efforts with its stellar civil litigation teams makes the firm uniquely equipped to assist you.

Kravitz, Brown and Dortch has represented clients facing nearly every possible criminal charge, including:

  • RICO violations, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering
  • Controlled substances act violations, including drug trafficking
  • Aggravated murder, murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, and vehicular homicide
  • Rape, sexual assault, gross sexual imposition, importuning, public indecency, soliciting, prostitution, pandering child pornography, and sex offender registration violations
  • Felonious assault, aggravated assault, simple assault, and vehicular assault
  • Domestic violence, child endangerment, and child abuse
  • Aggravated menacing and menacing
  • Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, criminal mischief, and trespass
  • Intimidation, bribery, obstruction of justice, and obstruction of official business
  • Robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, counterfeiting, unlawful gambling, and fraud
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful possession of firearms
  • Criminal nonsupport
  • Conspiracy, complicity, aiding and abetting
  • Post-conviction relief, clemency applications, appeals, and sealing/expungement