Criminal Defense

Every person accused of a crime has a constitutional right to assert a vigorous defense. When the whole machinery of the State is bearing down on you,  it is essential to have an aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney fighting for you to ensure your rights are protected. At Kidd & Urling LLC, we are committed to the principle that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

With over 20 years of combined experience as an assistant prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney, we are experienced defending a diverse range of cases, from domestic violence, drug offenses, sex offenses, as well as white collar and financial charges. No matter the nature of your case, we will stand up for you in court, in front of prosecutors, law enforcement authorities, and judges.

Even if you or your loved one has already been convicted don’t lose hope. If you feel you have been unjustly convicted, you may have grounds for an appeal. While an appeal will not necessarily result in a lesser sentence or a new trial, it is an opportunity to ask a higher court to review your conviction based on legal mistakes, such as misconduct by the jury or prosecutor, improper or incompetent representation by your trial attorney, or mistakes related to procedural or evidentiary decisions.  Similarly, if legal mistakes were made in your case, you may have grounds to appeal for a lower sentence.

Kidd & Urling LLC also represents clients in post-conviction petitions in Ohio courts and with federal habeas corpus petitions concerning violations of constitutional rights. We can file a federal habeas petition after a direct appeal in a state court has been denied.

Kidd & Urling LLC strives to provide our clients with aggressive and ethical representation in a wide variety of cases in both Ohio and Federal courts, including:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Offenses
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Sex Crimes (Sexual Imposition, Sexual Battery, Rape)
  • Violent Offenses (Assault, Felonious Assault, Murder)
  • Burglary
  • Weapons Charges (Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Weapons Under Disability)
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Motions for Judicial Release and Post-conviction Petitions
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