Good line of thought there. I know one by name but I've never actually met him, hoping my one good contact comes through on this. I spent the past 9 hours with my hands cuffed to a leather belt around my waist, denied both bail and a phone call. Started with one of eight village police officers from a town with a population of less than 600. Rent-a-cops, ticket patrol...whatever you wanna call 'em. I want to own them and the mayor who bought them.Custer said:I don't know anyone in the Columbus area.
Do some reading of the Dispatch articles on higher profile crimes and see if someone's name comes up frequently as the defense guy. A lot of the best bulldogs are the ones retained by cops who have been charged with using excessive force.
You want a guy with a reputation that he will go to trial and not just plead down all the time. If he is known as a guy who will go to trial, he will be in a position to get better deals when it is not tried.
This is a matter of principle, and hey, I've always wanted to live in the Carolinas...aviator said:OUch....but ever heard the expression: Go fight city hall?.....not advisable unless you have mucho money and expect to live someplace else.