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Criminal charges have the potential to turn your life upside down. Simply being accused of breaking the law can jeopardize your personal relationships, your professional reputation, and your future opportunities. A conviction can threaten your freedom and your life as you know it. When so much is at stake, don’t put your trust in just anyone to fight for you. Allow the driven defenders at Johnson & Core LLC to take the lead in your case and advocate for the resolution you deserve.

Clay and Vincent proudly fight for the rights of the accused in Columbus, Mansfield, Logan, Delaware, and Lancaster, Ohio. Schedule a free initial consultation today to start formulating a comprehensive defense against your criminal charges.

Fighting to Protect Your Rights with a Skilled Criminal Defense

After being accused of committing a crime, you probably have many questions about the charges you face, including:

  • What is the severity of the penalties I may incur?

  • How can I defend myself against the allegations?

  • What are my rights in court?

Clay and Vincent strive to seek the answers you need to overcome your criminal charges with as little damage as possible. They employ their diverse experience, their wide professional network, and their smart instincts to fight for you. Trust Johnson & Core LLP in Columbus, Ohio to pursue the reduction or elimination of the charges against you, whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges.



Misdemeanor Crimes in Ohio

Misdemeanor convictions can be more than just minor inconveniences. They can carry penalties ranging from community service and fines under $200 to six months of jail time and fines up to $1,000. From operating a vehicle under the influence to assault, Vincent and Clay aim to tackle your misdemeanor case to keep your record as clean as possible.

Felony Crimes in Ohio

If you’ve been charged with a felony, the stakes are raised. A conviction of a crime of this severity can lead to life-altering consequences. Felony charge classifications are first to the fifth degree and can include crimes such as:

  • Robbery

  • Rape

  • Murder

  • Fraud

  • Drug offenses

If you’ve been charged with a felony, do not wait to get the guidance you need to fight back. Schedule a free initial consultation in Columbus today.

Addressing OVI Concerns

Driving under the influence (DUI), known in Ohio as operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), has a range of penalties that get more severe with each conviction. Your first OVI offense due to alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications, is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. Punishments may include:

  • Three days in jail or an alternate program

  • Fines

  • Driver’s license suspension

If you get a second OVI within 10 years of your first violation, you face increased fines, license suspension, and a longer time in jail, up to 20 days. A third OVI offense can get you a maximum of one year in jail. The lawyers at Johnson & Core LLC are skilled at reducing or eliminating DUI offense charges for clients and can strive to help you, too.

Start Protecting Your Future Today

In addition to criminal defense, Johnson & Core LLC represents individuals through expungement cases. Attorneys Johnson and Core are ultimately aiming to help you protect your future, whether through the defense of your rights against criminal charges or the expungement of your criminal record.

You deserve the chance to move forward. Schedule a free initial consultation with the team of legal professionals at Johnson & Core LLC in Columbus, Ohio to get started. Attorneys Johnson and Core proudly defend the rights of those in the surrounding counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Richland, and Hocking, as well as the cities of Mansfield, Logan, Delaware, and Lancaster. Don’t let a mistake define the rest of your life. Fight for the second chance you deserve with the help of Johnson & Core LLC.


When criminal charges threaten to take your life off course, put a team of skilled advocates on your side. Johnson & Core LLC proudly represents the constitutional rights of accused individuals in Columbus, Ohio, as well as the surrounding counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Richland, and Hocking. Seek to preserve your future and your freedom with the help of this top-notch legal team.