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A violent crime is an attack on another person’s body or mind with the intent to harm. Violent crimes carry severe penalties and often are on your record for life.

Violent crimes can be charged as misdemeanors (Assault, Menacing, Domestic Violence, etc.) or felonies (Murder, Felonious Assault, Robbery, Burglary, etc.). Whether a misdemeanor or a felony, all violent crimes carry significant consequences including jail or prison time and are not able to be sealed off of your record.

A violent crime conviction can impact your chances of finding work, getting an education, or qualifying for government assistance. If you face these charges, you must reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Here at Ernst & Associates, you can depend on our team at Ernst & Associates who have over 40 years of combined experience defending clients accused of violent crimes. We can help protect your rights and build a strong defense to reduce the charges, minimize penalties, or in some cases, get the charges dropped entirely.

It’s not uncommon for violent crime cases, severe felony cases, or complicated incidents to go on for months and years until they are resolved. When you are the accused, choose legal counsel and representation that won’t waver. It is vital to obtain exceptional legal counsel as soon as possible.


The prosecution of violent crimes is often relentless. The moment someone is accused of committing a heinous act, it’s easy for the masses to believe it before a person is even convicted. The allegation is considered true even before the facts of the prosecution’s case are presented or the defense can show its side of the story.

Violent crimes need to be handled cautiously, with confidentiality and sensitivity to the possible consequences. Collateral consequences of a violent crime conviction could include trouble accessing employment, attaining occupational licensing, securing housing, voting, education, firearms rights and other opportunities.

Being accused of a violent crime and convicted can pose severe penalties, create legal trouble in your life, take away your freedom, and restrict you from various things in society because of your serious criminal record and history.

Invest in a criminal defense attorney, such as the attorneys at Ernst & Associates, LLC, with your best interest in mind. Contact our law offices immediately to get legal advice and support.

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Assault charges often result from a heated moment that gets out of control.

The various assault charges in Ohio and Kentucky do not require a victim to be physically harmed. Someone can be accused of merely attempting to cause physical harm to another and be charged with an assault offense.

Witnesses who think they saw you hurt or attempt to hurt someone can lead to inflated criminal charges and excessive penalties. Our experienced legal team can defend you against charges including:

  • Assault

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Felonious Assault

Depending on the criminal offense, the type of assault and the circumstances surrounding the event, assault can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. No matter which type of assault you are charged with, the potential sentence can be severe and it is vital to have an experienced and tenacious attorney in your corner. Contact the attorneys at Ernst & Associates to discuss your case and develop a strategy to provide you the best defense possible.


Domestic violence is any assault or threat against a family or household member; it is not limited to spousal or romantic relationships. It is a very common charge and can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances.

In our experience and everyday occurrences, domestic violence charges are almost always fraught with emotion, and these charges often arise from arguments that get out of hand. It is common for drug and alcohol use by either or both parties can lead to these allegations.

In other cases, a spouse in the middle of dissolving a marriage may make false claims to benefit themselves in their divorce. The courts tend to hand out harsh penalties in domestic violence cases, so it is essential to partner with criminal defense attorneys from an experienced law firm like Ernst & Associates.

We offer a neutral and non-biased perspective on facing domestic violence charges. Our criminal defense attorneys will do everything in our power to represent you to the best of our ability and fight for a fair outcome.

When you need an experienced Ohio attorney to defend you, look no further than Ernst & Associates, LLC. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to help fight your domestic violence charges.


When someone takes another person’s life, this is considered a homicide. Homicide is not always a violent crime, as certain situations might warrant self-defense.

Criminal homicide in criminal law involves negligence or willful intent to cause harm. Homicide cases might include killing a person in a drunk driving accident or murdering another rival gang member.

When the police charge you with or investigate you on homicide charges, your reputation is immediately at stake, regardless of the outcome. Homicide charges carry the most severe penalties for any crime, including life in prison.

We defend clients facing homicide charges or other criminal offenses, including vehicular manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, murder, and aggravated murder. A homicide conviction may prevent you from qualifying for a driver’s license, jobs requiring a professional license, housing, and employment opportunities after completing your sentence.


Whether a vehicular homicide charge, domestic violence, or another violent crime case, it’s up to you to invest in legal representation and criminal defense experience to fight your charges. Without it, you could face the maximum prison sentence of your conviction.

From the moment we speak with you and learn the details of your charge, we will start building a strategic defense to present on your behalf. This could include negotiating a better plea deal, seeking an amended sentence, or collecting enough strong evidence and witnesses to get your case dismissed.

To do this, it’s essential to contact us as soon as you can to give our legal team as much time as possible to gather information and find witnesses. Call us at 513-960-4699 and book a free consultation today, and get started on your case.