Moving Forward After A Criminal Charge
We’ve heard it said many times that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes, have errors in judgment and do things that we wish we hadn’t. When these things happen, it’s important to get skilled and compassionate guidance and support.
I am attorney Melynda Cook Howard. For over two decades, I have worked as an attorney and I know the Ohio courts as few attorneys do. I also understand the law. When you work with me, you get my full, undivided attention. I focus on you and your case. I will work to ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent. I will ensure that all available options are employed to avoid any potentially negative repercussions whenever possible.
Skilled Representation In Several Types Of Charges
Every one of us makes mistakes. We are not, however, the mistakes we make. It is my mission at Cook Howard Law, Ltd. to ensure that you are not seen as a case number or a singular act but as a person. In many cases, being able to tell your story and present you in the fullness that you are is the first and most important step in getting charges reduced.
As an experienced trial attorney, I can help with many types of charges. The most common charges I handle are:
- OVI or any type of driving while intoxicated or operating a vehicle while impaired
- Theft, shoplifting, stealing and larceny-related charges
- Drug crimes, including possession, marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine and others
- College student crimes involving theft, public drunkeness, fake ID and fraud, underage drinking and drug charges
College students have much at stake when facing any type of criminal charge, including misdemeanor charges. A conviction can mean a fine, jail time and a loss of a scholarship, being kicked off a team or out of a program. In some cases, a conviction results in expulsion.
No matter who you are, any criminal conviction in Ohio can impact your ability to get a job and find housing. A criminal conviction does not go away. This is why it’s so important to work with an attorney who truly understands not only the seriousness of the charge but also the options available to protect your record and your future.
Let’s Talk About What Happened
I know that any criminal charge is scary. I can help. I offer a free consultation so that you can get your questions answered and clearly understand your options. I work one-on-one with you throughout the process so you will always have information and support. Call 513-790-2023 or send me an inquiry email with a few details of your issue.