Criminal Defense


When you are facing criminal charges, you need a strong defense — and an attorney you can trust. Attorney Chris Wesner at the Chris Wesner Law Office, LLC provides skilled representation to individuals suspected of criminal activity, including law enforcement. If you are detained or questioned by the police — even if you have not been formally charged with a crime — it is imperative that you discuss your situation with a knowledgeable Ohio criminal defense lawyer like Chris as soon as possible.

Our dedicated legal team can assist you in matters such as:

  • Alcohol-related cases
  • Appeals
  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal fraud
  • Domestic violence
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Drug crimes
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter

Fighting for you

We begin working to protect your rights from the moment we hear the details of your case. We examine all of the evidence against you and analyze the actions of the police to ensure your rights were not violated. If proper procedure was not followed it may be grounds to reduce the charges against you or dismiss your case. If a plea bargain or dismissal of your case is not possible, we build a solid defense with the goal of obtaining the best possible outcome for you.

OVI in Ohio

Previously known as driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) encompasses both of those charges. Ohio law has strict penalties for drivers convicted of OVI. Even a first-time offender may face jail time, fines, license suspension and points on his or her driver’s license. Jail time and fines increase based on the number of OVI convictions a driver has had over the past six years.

The state’s implied consent law requires drivers who are suspected of OVI to submit to a sobriety test at the request of the police. Refusal can result in an automatic driver’s license suspension of one to five years. If you have had two or more OVI convictions police are required to administer a blood alcohol content or chemical test through any reasonable measure.

Attorney Chris Wesner has a special interest and zeal for client representation in the OVI and DUI arena. Let him put his passion to work in your OVI or DUI case.

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Representing police officers

Everyone needs legal counsel at some time or another — that includes members of law enforcement. Chris is an attorney law officers turn to when facing serious charges. In fact, he was the first call of a police officer involved in a fatal shooting. That officer has now been cleared and is back at work with a clean record.

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Guiding you through the appeals process

If a judge or jury reaches a verdict that is not in your favor, it can seem like the end of the world. However, it is important to remember that this is not the end of the road. As Chris says, “It’s not over ’til it’s over.” At the Chris Wesner Law Office, LLC, we believe strongly in the appeals process. We have been able to have verdicts overturned, resulting in the release of wrongly convicted individuals from the prison system.

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Contact us today

At the Chris Wesner Law Office, LLC we stand ready to assist you in matters involving criminal defense such as OVI/DUI. Call us at 937.451.4477 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We look forward to discussing your case.