Criminal Defense


Every citizen has the right to a criminal defense attorney, and that attorney has a responsibility to make sure that those rights are protected and upheld throughout the legal process.  At Bergman & Yiangou, we know that an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between freedom, probation or incarceration.  We offer competent and knowledgeable legal representation at a reasonable price.

Andrew Niese provides the following information:

Our legal team has experience with criminal cases concerning drunk driving, felonies, domestic violence, assault, and general misdemeanors.

columbus_criminal_defense_handcuffsCurrently, if you are charged with driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated or impaired, it is generally referred to as an OVI – Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated.  The BAC, or Blood Alcohol Content, has defined legal impairment as .08 in the state of Ohio and in a majority of other states.

Expungement is a process that allows one to remove certain criminal convictions from their record.  To pursue this process, an application for an expungement is filed, and a hearing will be set.  The original arresting agency will review the issue and will give their recommendation for approval or denial.