Akron Criminal Defense Attorney
Trial-Tested Counsel for Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Real Estate Law in Ohio
At The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin, we are dedicated to helping Ohioans navigate tough legal challenges and face the future with confidence. From defending our clients' rights in the face of criminal charges to helping people protect their assets with an estate plan or in a real estate contract, our Akron law firm brings invaluable knowledge and experience to the table. We also are backed by a proven reputation for working passionately and tirelessly to secure our clients' best interests. We would be honored to be of service to you as well.
Our Akron lawyer comes highly recommended by the people we've represented in the past, and in every case we take on, we will strive to meet our clients' needs and legal goals. That's because we know our zeal isn't enough; we have to back up everything we do with insight and skill. With our wide-ranging experience and trial-ready approach, we are able to offer the robust legal advocacy and affordable services that our clients deserve.
Find out how we can help you! Call (330) 886-4672 or reach out to us online to request your free consultation with our Akron attorney.
Attorney Benjamin W. Zushin has worked in prosecutor offices for different counties, and he has also worked as a staff attorney for a public defender's office. Having become well-versed in various local procedures as well as both sides of the courtroom in a criminal case, our Akron defense lawyer truly knows the inner workings of Ohio criminal courts. We bring this in-depth experience to every defense case we work on and have developed the specialized approach and skill that comes with regularly working on trial cases. You can be confident choosing us if you or your loved one faces misdemeanor or felony charges in Ohio.
What does this experience mean for estate planning and real estate cases? As a trial lawyer, Attorney Zushin knows how to prepare robust legal documents that will hold up in court. Our firm can help ensure that the wishes and decisions that you lay out in a will and trust will be upheld, even if those documents are subjected to scrutiny in court. With property disputes, real estate contracts, and landlord-tenant issues, we have the insight to help clients avoid litigation if need be, ensure that their rights are protected in the final resolution, and craft outcomes that will hold up if challenged later on. With our background in trial law, we can offer dynamic legal advice and make sure your rights and interests are fully protected.
What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?
Criminal defense lawyers are legal professionals who specialize in defending individuals accused of committing crimes. Their role is to ensure that their clients receive a fair and just legal process while advocating for their rights and interests. Here are the key responsibilities and functions of criminal defense lawyers:
- Legal Counsel and Advice: Defense lawyers provide their clients with legal advice and guidance throughout the criminal justice process. They help clients understand the charges against them, potential consequences, and available legal strategies.
- Investigation: Attorneys conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence that supports their client's defense. This includes interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, and collecting physical evidence that can be used to challenge the prosecution's case.
- Legal Research: Criminal defense lawyers research relevant laws, statutes, and precedents to build a solid legal defense. They use this research to construct persuasive arguments tailored to their client's specific case.
- Negotiation: Defense attorneys negotiate with prosecutors to reach favorable resolutions, such as plea bargains or reduced charges, that are in the best interests of their clients. Their goal is to achieve the most advantageous outcome possible.
- Court Representation: Defense lawyers represent their clients in court proceedings, including arraignments, bail hearings, pretrial conferences, and trials. They present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments to defend their clients vigorously.
- Jury Selection: In cases that proceed to trial, defense attorneys participate in the selection of jurors to ensure a fair and impartial jury. This is essential to the client's right to a fair trial.
- Trial Defense: During a trial, criminal defense lawyers work tirelessly to create doubt in the prosecution's case, challenge evidence, and present alternative theories to persuade the jury of their client's innocence or mitigate the charges.
- Post-Conviction Actions: In the event of a conviction, defense attorneys continue to represent their clients during the sentencing phase and explore post-conviction options, including filing appeals or seeking pardons.
- Client Support: Beyond their legal duties, defense lawyers provide emotional support and guidance to their clients, helping them navigate the emotional and stressful process of facing criminal charges.
- Confidentiality: Attorneys uphold the attorney-client privilege, ensuring that communications between them and their clients remain confidential. This allows clients to share information openly with their lawyers without fear of it being used against them.
In summary, criminal defense lawyers play a crucial role in the criminal justice system, working tirelessly to protect their clients' rights, provide strong legal representation, and achieve the best possible outcomes in often challenging circumstances.
See how getting a trial lawyer and former prosecuting attorney on your side can make all the difference for your specific matter. Request your free consultation today.
At The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin, we want to help our clients feel confident about the legal process ahead as we help them to better their futures. Hear directly from clients to see how we've done at fulfilling this mission.
Ben Zushin is a strong defense attorney that I have been able to see in action numerous times. He is someone to pay attention to in a trial setting, and not someone that gets easily pushed around.- C.B.
Ben was so helpful to my sob during my case. He thoroughly explained everything he needed to know and helped him to fully understand the next steps at each junction.- S.B.
His answers are honest and to-the-point. Ben is a self-disciplined individual who has a diverse field of knowledge and knows when a sense of urgency matters.- J.P.
I knew that my family was in good hands from the first time that we spoke. From there, he communicated with me at all times, kept us in the loop, and got us an amazing resolution.- C.S.
Everyone deserves sound legal counsel. We also know that not everyone can have a full team of lawyers guiding them through their estate planning options and implementing them, nor would you have the time to conduct the research necessary to match an opposing lawyer's knowledge of real estate laws. If you're facing the government-backed prosecution and their wealth of legal resources, you want to know that you have a legal powerhouse on your side whose job is to look out for you, so you're not just a case number in an often overreaching criminal justice system. At The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin, we are dedicated to ensuring that each client gets the skilled legal services they deserve, and that we charge rates that keep our services accessible to those who need them.
Starting with a free consultation, we want you to be comfortable and confident choosing us, finding out if we're the right fit for you and your legal goals before you hire us. Once you retain our services, we believe that it is not only our job to make sure your legal rights are fully protected, but that your financial interests are also looked after. We work to avoid needless delays and other preventable expenses, working to also resolve your case in a timely manner.
Learn more about our attorney in Akron, the legal services we offer, and our reasonable rates. Call (330) 886-4672 today or use the contact form below.