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Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorney

At Luftman, Heck & Associates, our Cincinnati criminal attorneys realize that no one plans on being charged with a crime. However, if the unexpected happens, you need to take it seriously.

Regardless of the accusations, our experienced and highly-dedicated lead attorney Brad Groene is a top-rated defense lawyer in Cincinnati and is ready to stand by your side. Whether it’s an OVI in Blue Ash, an assault in Fairfield, drug possession in Indian Hill, or any offense in Hamilton County, Southwestern Ohio, or Northern Kentucky, let us explain what you are facing and fiercely defend you.

Speak with Cincinnati defense lawyer Brad Groene today. Call (513) 338-1890 or submit a request online to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Cases we handle

 

DUI / OVI Offenses

A DUI or OVI can upend your entire life. Imagine spending time in a Hamilton County jail, losing your job, or telling your children that you can’t drive them to Ault park because you don’t have a license. Depending on the circumstances, you will face a license suspension, possible jail time, thousands in fines, and mandatory substance abuse treatment. Dealing with a DUI can feel hopeless, but by working with a skilled Cincinnati attorney, you can find a better way.

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Drug Crimes

Whether it involves simple possession or drug trafficking, drug crimes in Hamilton County can mean long prison terms and permanent marks on your criminal record. It can take a lifetime to overcome a drug convivtion. If you or a loved one is facing drug charges, discuss the situation with a knowledgeable defense lawyer and pursue every possible alternative.

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Traffic Violations

Mistakes on the road are inevitable, and every driver in Hamilton County will likely be pulled over and ticketed at some point. While many traffic tickets can be addressed by merely paying the fine, depending on the violation, you could be dealing with severe consequences. This means large fines, raised insurance premiums, the suspension or revocation of your license, or even jail time for certain offenses, like reckless driving. Protecting your driving record requires highly-effective representation from the best criminal defense lawyer possible.

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Assault & Domestic Violence

As an experienced Cincinnati criminal defense attorney, Brad Groene understands how situations can quickly escalate or be misinterpreted. If a heated situation leads to charges, the effect on your life can be incredible. Assault and domestic violence charges are pursued aggressively by Hamilton County Courts and convictions result in severe penalties. A lot depends on telling your side of the story and with our help, we can ensure your voice is heard.

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are treated very seriously by Hamilton County Prosecutors, and convictions are devastating. Penalties mean prison time, mandatory and often permanent registration as a sex offender, and considerable damage to your reputation. These allegations are complicated and sensitive for all involved, but tragically false accusations and misidentifications are common. If you are ever accused of a sex crime, don’t take unnecessary risks. Protect your own rights and contact a skilled and passionate criminal defense attorney.

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Cases we handle

DUI

DUI Defense

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DUI / OVI Offenses

A DUI or OVI can upend every aspect of your life. Imagine spending time behind bars, being unable to drive to work, or telling your children that you can’t drive them to the park. Depending on the circumstances or if you’ve had prior DUIs, you will face the loss of your license, possible jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and mandatory substance abuse treatment. Dealing with a DUI in Cincinnati can feel hopeless, but by working with a skilled DUI attorney, you can review your options and find a better way.

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Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses

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Drug Crimes

Whether it involves simple possession or large-scale drug trafficking, drug convictions can result in potentially long periods of incarceration and permanent marks against your criminal record. It can take a lifetime to overcome such drastic effects. For example, even a misdemeanor drug conviction can limit your employment options or ability to secure financial aid for college. If you or a loved one is facing drug charges in Ohio, you should discuss the situation with a knowledgeable drug lawyer and pursue every possible alternative to preserve your future.

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Criminal Traffic Violations

Criminal Traffic Violations

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Traffic Violations

Mistakes on the road are inevitable, and every Ohio driver will likely encounter being pulled over and ticketed. While many Cincinnati traffic tickets can be addressed by merely paying a fine, depending on the severity or amount of traffic offenses on your record, you could be dealing with some severe consequences. These include large fines, raised insurance premiums, the suspension or revocation of your license, or even jail time for certain traffic offenses, like reckless driving or vehicular manslaughter. Protecting your driving record requires highly-effective representation from a skilled and experienced traffic lawyer.

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Assault

Assault & Domestic Violence

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Assault

As an experienced Cincinnati criminal defense attorney, Brad Groene understands situations can quickly escalate or be misinterpreted. If a heated situation leads to criminal charges, the effect on your life can be detrimental. Assault charges are pursued aggressively as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances and convictions may result in severe penalties and a violent act permanently attached to your criminal record. A lot depends on telling your side of the story in an Ohio assault case and with our help, we can ensure your voice is heard.

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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

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Sex Crimes

Few offenses invoke the level of emotion than those related to sexual misconduct. Sex crimes in Ohio are treated seriously, and convictions can be devastating, including substantial prison time, mandatory and often permanent registration as a sex offender, and considerable damage to your reputation. These offenses tend to be complicated and sensitive situations for all the parties involved, and tragically false accusations and misidentifications are common. If you have been accused of a sex crime in Cincinnati or a surrounding area, don’t take unnecessary risks. Protect your own rights and contact a skilled and passionate attorney.

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When to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges in Cincinnati are confusing and scary. Whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, you need to know the differences, the penalties, and how the right defense lawyer can make a difference.

Misdemeanors &. Felonies in Ohio

Criminal charges in Ohio are divided into two groups, based on their severity and the possible punishments. If you’re accused of either, it’s likely time to call a defense attorney.

Misdemeanors

Less serious than felonies
Misdemeanors in Ohio are classified according to severity:

First-degree misdemeanors – The Most severe misdemeanor class, up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Examples: Domestic violence, assault, and a first-offense OVI.

Second-degree misdemeanors – Up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $750. Examples: vandalism and shoplifting.

Third-degree misdemeanors – Up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine. Examples: negligent assault and sexual imposition.

Fourth-degree misdemeanors  – Up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. Examples: Consuming alcohol while in a motor vehicle & public indecency.

Minor Misdemeanors – The least severe misdemeanor with some fines but no jail time. Examples: Some traffic violations and disorderly conduct.

How People Hurt Their Case?

It’s natural to want to cooperate with the police, even if you may have made a mistake. But you don’t yet know the full impact of a conviction, and trying to “explain yourself” usually does more harm than good.

  • Never give a statement or accept a deal without a lawyer.
  • Stay off social media, and don’t talk about your charges with anyone other than your lawyer.
  • You have the right to have an attorney with you during questioning.
  • Police & prosecutors often lie, misinterpret, and will use what you say against you.

Is Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer Worth It?

When you choose to work with a lawyer, you get a qualified professional opinion about your situation and someone dedicated to securing the best possible result.

The benefits of having a criminal defense lawyer:

  • Assess the case & evaluate the evidence.
  • Investigation details that support your case.
  • Negotiate for you – painting you in the best possible light.
  • Guide you so you can make informed decisions
  • Advise if a plea is the best possible deal.
  • Pursue the best possible outcome – a dismissal, reduction, or an acquittal.
  • Minimize any negative impact from reducing penalties to expunging your record.

Ultimately, investing in the right attorney protects you and gives you the best possible chance at resolving criminal charges the right way.
 

Attorney Bradley Groene

Meet Cincinnati Attorney Brad Groene

Cincinnati native Bradley J. Groene is a compassionate and highly-skilled advocate with extensive legal experience in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Attorney Groene is the lead attorney for Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP Cincinnati and exclusively practices criminal law for clients throughout the region. Our office is at 810 Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati, conveniently located near the Hamilton County Court Administration Building, Hamilton County Justice Center, and Hamilton County Courthouse.

For Brad, clients always come first. He believes that each client should have a personalized experience rather than feel like a number. When you work with Brad, you’ll have his cell phone number and access to your attorney 24/7, so you can reach him whenever it’s necessary. He understands the urgency of answering questions quickly and promptly because it is your future at stake.

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Our Awards

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce MemberCincinnati Bar Association MemberDowntown Cincinnati Inc. MemberMartindale Hubbard Peer Reviewed 5 out of 5
Member of the National College for DUI DefenseMember of NORML, Working to Reform Marijuana LawsTop 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, 2017, American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysOver-the-Rhine Chamber MemberRated 10out of 10 as a top attorney in criminal defense from AvvoLead Counsel Verirfied

Why Hire Us?

1. We Pride Ourselves on Being Accessible

Every client will have attorney Brad Groene’s cell number, so you can reach your attorney when you need him – not an assistant. Whether you have a quick question regarding your case or need swift legal action, we work fiercely for your benefit and know the importance of offering practical guidance and real-world solutions.

2. We Hear What You Have to Say

We know that people come to us during a tough time and we never take that for granted. Beginning with your free, initial consultation and until your case is resolved, we will take the time to get to know you and what’s important to you. It is how we define ourselves and how we stand out from the rest. If keeping your driver’s license is essential to maintaining your job, that will be our priority. If you are concerned that a conviction will limit your future job prospects, we will fight to keep it off your record. Finally, if you were falsely accused, you can be sure that a passionate defense attorney will be by your side, fighting to prove your innocence.


3. Our Courtroom Skill and Record of Excellence

Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Brad Groene has proven himself in court time and again. We know how cases work in practice across Ohio and throughout Northern Kentucky and how prosecutors operate. We understand what it takes to succeed in front of judges and juries and our results speak for themselves.

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Bradley Groene made an exceptionally difficult situation much easier to handle. He kept me informed of everything that was going to happen and got results for my case far better than I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend him for anyone who finds themselves in legal troubles.