The law firm of Kollin & Wilkins aggressively defends the citizens of Ohio who have been charged with criminal offenses. We are skilled trial attorneys and we are never afraid to take a case to trial. We handle most Juvenile and Adult cases, whether misdemeanors or felonies. This includes all phases of the criminal justice system, from detention, arrest and arraignment to the sentencing hearing, as well as probation revocation and parole violation. At the end of the day, Kollin & Wilkins will defend your rights and pursue area available avenue to make sure you receive the best possible representation. Certain offenses can be punished by "life in prison" even though you have no prior convictions. Many sex crimes and crimes involving the use of firearms are punished by "life in prison" on the first offense. Kollin & Wilkins have defended the rights of countless individuals in both low and high profile cases. The criminal defense cases we handle include the following:
This is "non-consensual" sex in which physical force or a date rape drug such as Ecstasy was used to overcome the resistance of an unwilling participant to the sex act.
Aside from instances in which the offender clearly engages in non-consented sex, there are cases where the man reasonably believed there was "consensual" sex, only to later be accused by his sex partner of misunderstanding her true desires, and committing the sex act against her wishes. Criminal penalties for rape are quite severe and very often the alleged "victim" is given every benefit of doubt by law enforcement as to any misunderstandings over whether or not the sex was consensual.
We defend clients for possession or sales of narcotics. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining Drug Rehabilitation Treatment, whether inpatient or outpatient. If your money was seized as the proceeds of crime, we may agree to oppose a Forfeiture Action by seeking to establish your funds are "clean" to get you your money back!
Assault, Terrorist Threats, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Homicide are each violent crimes. It is not uncommon for the prosecuting attorney to charge more serious offenses when a violent act or threat was committed. Often, the best defense to these charges includes proving the circumstances surrounding the offense to the court, and attaining sentencing alternatives to jail, or reduced jail time, including Anger Management Classes or Domestic Violent Counseling.
White Collar Crime
We defend clients accused by the District Attorney of Theft crimes, including embezzlement, credit card, insurance fraud, grand theft, petty theft, and other "White Collar" Crimes. The Federal Government prosecutes organized crime under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute (18 U.S.C. €1961-58(1994). These offenses call for lengthy prison sentences and huge fines. RICO violations can emanate from the following activities: threats and conspiracies involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, felonious manufacture, import, export, or sale of obscene matter or controlled substances, trafficking in stolen property contraband or cigarettes, embezzlement, wire or securities fraud, falsifying ID documents, counterfeiting materials or currency, interference with commerce, racketeering, wagering, paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, and other actions.