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Experience in OVI/DUI and Family Law, I fight vigorously to defend you and find lasting solutions, while ensuring your rights are protected.
Summary of Previous Employment
I began my legal career at the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office. My passion for Criminal Defense grew with each moment as I witnessed a system that left me as the last line of defense. This is a responsibility that I take very seriously. My time as a Public Defender allowed me to gain experience essential to the practice of Criminal Law.
My career path then took me to Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. This experience required extensive research and writing on complex legal issues. At Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP, I honed two very important legal skills. First, this position polished my writing skills to ensure that I mastered one of the single most valuable skills an attorney possesses, the ability to write persuasively. Secondly, I learned that in order to be a successful attorney you need to pay close attention to detail, mastering this skill has enabled me reach winning verdicts for my clients.
In pursuit to gain as much experience and legal knowledge as possible early in my career, I began working for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company as a contract lawyer. At Scotts, I assisted in all facets of Federal EPA investigations and audits of pesticide products manufactured and sold by an $8 billion dollar consumer products company. I was directly involved in reviewing and analyzing information related to pesticide registration.
After longing to have more personal relationships with clients, I decided to start The Meranda Law Firm. The two biggest areas of law that I thought directly impacted people's lives was Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations. Therefore, I began a firm completely dedicated to zealous representation in these two areas of law. Now with two other passionate attorney's working at my firm, clients can rest assured that their legal concern is handled by lawyers committed to getting what the clients want. The Meranda Law Firm is always available for our clients 24/7.
Case Number 2009 CR 00238
Our client was charged with AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS (ECSTASY)(F2); AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF DRUGS (ECSTASY)(F2); AGGRAVATED POSSESSION OF DRUGS (PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS)(F5); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (MM); and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (M4). As a result, our client was facing 17 years in prison and a $32,000 fine. Through persistence and aggressive advocacy, The Meranda Law Firm successfully negotiated the sentence to the mandatory minimum of 2 years and a $7,500 fine.
Case Number 2009 CR 00005
Our client was charged with BURGLARY (F4); ASSAULT (M1); ASSAULT (M1). As a result, our client was facing 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. After hiring The Meranda Law Firm, our client was granted an Intervention in Lieu of Conviction. Once our client successfully completes this program, she can have her record sealed. The effects of a sealed record are quite substantial and our client will be able to seek employment without having the concern of a tarnished record due to one indiscretion.
Case Number 2009 TR C 2500
Our client was charged with an OVI/DUI (high breath test) as well as FAILURE TO CONTROL after he was involved in a single-car accident. This was our clients 3rd OVI/DUI in his lifetime. Through endless negotiation with the prosecutor and judge, The Meranda Law Firm was able to mitigate the facts. The client received the absolute minimum for a high breathalyzer test, as well as the minimum fine.