Criminal Defense Attorney Columbus

Expungement Law Process in Ohio

At Probst Law Office, Inc. we’ve been asked questions about criminal record expungement in Ohio, particularly what crimes are not eligible for expungement. As your Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney of choice, we want you to understand the legal process, particularly as it comes to the expungement of criminal convictions. Beginning the Process In order to… read more

Should You Refuse a Breathalyzer

Getting pulled over is always a stressful experience. If you add to the fact you think you may have had a little too much to drink, then it’s even worse. As a criminal defense attorney in Columbus that focuses on DUI law and defense, the question frequently pops up: “Should I refuse to take the breathalyzer… read more

The Miranda Warning Explained

”You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?… read more

How to Prepare for Your Criminal Defense Trial

If you have found yourself facing criminal charges, you may be wondering how the trial will go and you may be anxious about the pending outcome. If all of your trial preparation consists of binge-watching Hollywood-made law shows, you have good reason to be nervous about your upcoming trial. However, with a little guidance and… read more

What to Do When You Are Under Arrest

Regardless of why you find yourself detained by law enforcement or under arrest, there are certain etiquettes you should display in order to make the process smoother for you as well as invite the best outcome possible. This is not to say that you should be overly compliant or submit to anything that the officer… read more

What is a GSI Crime?

Gross sexual imposition, which is commonly referred to as GSI is a serious felony charge in the state of Ohio. Unlike rape, which is nonconsensual intercourse or oral sex, gross sexual imposition involves the nonconsensual sexual contact of another person’s erogenous zones. Once convicted, regardless of the degree of the charge, you will be facing… read more

DUI Child Endangerment Laws in Ohio

In the Ohio court system, an operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) sentence can be enhanced to a DUI plus child endangerment charges if a minor is in the vehicle. With these escalated charges comes a more severe sentencing. Child endangerment is an act that Ohio state law takes seriously, in an attempt to help… read more

Ohio Alcohol Laws For Minors

While the federal alcohol laws do not set a minimum legal drinking age or establish what constitutes underage, in 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act which would essentially force all states to raise their minimum drinking age to 21. Because the federal law allows states to make their own laws and regulations… read more

Columbus Solicitation Offense – Help Through the Ohio Legal System

Solicitation of prostitution is a serious problem in Columbus, Ohio, where the police force is making a concerted effort to end human trafficking and help reduce the drug problem. The Ohio legal system recognizes that prostitution is not a victimless crime and that many customers of commercial sex view solicitation of prostitution as an easy,… read more