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When All Seems Lost

The best criminal defense is on the offense from the very outset. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, criminal defense is a highly complicated area of law with consequences more significant than any within the civil law area.

In simplest terms, you cannot prevent criminal charges, win a jury trial acquittal, negotiate a favorable resolution, or achieve a lesser sentence without a strategic criminal defense. Carefully and strategically using the services of private investigators, forensic experts, and witness consultants, we can best level the field between a criminal defendant and the government.

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Joseph R. (Randy) Klammer, awarded the President's Award from the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

  • There are so many dedicated lawyers in Ohio committed to a variety of criminal justice issues. Mr. Klammer is honored to be counted among them.

Joseph Randy Klammer, speaks at 2008 Superstars Seminar for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

  • Mr. Klammer was privileged to speak at the 2008 Superstars Seminar regarding innovative ways to find and present sentencing arguments as relating to similar sentences for similar offenders.

Representative Cases

You will read below that our approach has brought us a number of tremendous criminal defenses successes:

Federal multimillion dollar procurement fraud indictment.

The firm was successful in negotiating a resolution to a multi-count, multimillion dollar federal contract procurement fraud and bribery indictment. The trial court applied a unique application to the federal loss analysis and found the loss to the government to be negligible. The point of law had the effect of making the client eligible for straight probation as opposed to the 27-51, depending on certain complex factors, as argued for by the government. The sentencing court imposed straight probation and a fine.

Federal gambling and conspiracy indictment resolved with probation.

The firm was successful in achieving in resolving a federal gambling charge without any incarceration. The sentencing judge imposed straight probation and a $1,000.00 fine.

Rape case "no billed" by Grand Jury.

  • The firm was successful in achieving a "no bill" from a Grand Jury considering a Rape allegation against an Ohio man. After a rushed arrested only minutes after a consensual romantic encounter and jail incarceration for days, the firm would develop both the evidence and arguments necessary to convince the Grand Jury to later "no bill" the case against the suspect for lack of probable cause.

Life without parole rape case success.

  • The firm was successful at jury trial in defending a 24 count indictment which included 8 counts of rape which carried the penalty of life without the possibility of parole, as well as a number of other rape counts and related sex offense charges. The defendant was convicted of only one lesser incident and that will be the subject of appeal.

Tampering case "no billed" by Grand Jury.

  • The firm was successful in seeing the Grand Jury issue a no charges "no bill" in a case involving a government official accused of mishandling documents.

No charges in alleged unauthorized use of L.E.A.D.S. by police officer.

  • The firm was successful in convincing the county prosecutor to not pursuing any charges against a law enforcement officer wrongfully accused of misusing the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (L.E.A.D.S.).

Rape case negotiated to Misdemeanor of the Third Degree with No Jail.

The firm was successful in resolving a multiple count sex offense case to one count misdemeanor of the third degree. The defendant was permitted to enter a special plea referred to as an Alford Plea which allows him to accept the misdemeanor while also maintaining his innocence. He received no incarceration.

Rape case negotiated to Child Endangering with No Jail.

The firm was successful in resolving a multiple count sex offense case to one count of child endangering. The defendant was permitted to enter a special plea referred to as an Alford Plea which allows him to accept the child endangering while also maintaining his innocence. He received no incarceration.

Juvenile rape charged dismissed.

The firm was successful in securing the dismissal of a rape charge against a local high school boy who had been wrongfully accused of rape by a classmate.

News Articles

To read the actual news story about the firm's successful defense of murder, felony murder and felonious assault indictment:

To read an actual news article about the firm's successful attempted murder jury trial defense:

To read an actual news article about the firm's successful illegal process drug documents jury trial defense:

To read an actual news article about the firms successful defense of a rape allegation:

To read an actual news story about the firms successful defense of a felony drug trafficking indictment:

To read the actual Warrant of Pardon from Governor Strickland for a Klammer Law Office client:

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