Welcome to the Law Office of Michael C. Hoague

Based in Delaware Ohio, with offices in Columbus, we practice all over the State of Ohio.

At Hoague Law Office, we believe it takes: the ability to evaluate fact patterns and evidence with a keen eye and an experienced hand; the ability to analyze a case and predict with a high level of accuracy what the outcome will be; the ability to think "outside the box" and find kinks in the prosecutor's armor that others may miss; and, knowledge of the key players in the criminal court system, including judges and prosecutors.
Ohio criminal defense attorney Michael C. Hoague has all these key characteristics, along with over 40 years of legal experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge. Attorney Hoague knows the law, and - more importantly, he knows how prosecutors and judges think. That gives Mr. Hoague an advantage when planning your defense.
If you or a family member is in need of skilled criminal defense against DUI charges, drug charges, or any other type of crime, contact Hoague Law Office today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Former Prosecutor

As a former Delaware City Prosecutor with years of experience we have the legal knowledge and expertise to accurately analyze your court case and then chart a course of action.


Former Judge

As a Muncipal Court Judge, Michael C. Hoague was never overturned on appeal. These facts speak to his knowledge and command of the law and its application.

Courtroom Skill

Defense Attorney

With over 40 years of legal experience, including 10 plus years as a prosecutor and municipal court judge in Ohio Michael C Hoague knows his way around a courtroom. He knows how the Ohio criminal justice system works from every angle.


Legal Expertise

Knowing how your case maybe handled and how a particular judge may rule is extremely beneficial when planning your defense and can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. We stand ready to put it to work on your behalf.

Our Practice Area

Over 40 years of legal experience - Former Prosecutor - Former Judge

Criminal Law

Damage Control. Those two words are what criminal defense is all about. If you are facing criminal charges and need a skilled Ohio criminal defense attorney to help protect your rights and minimize the damage, we are the smart choice.

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Internet Crimes

The innovation and convenience of the Internet has brought the world together in ways we could never imagine. However, the proliferation if the Internet also provided new ways to get into trouble with the law.

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Maybe you never though it would happen to you. Or, maybe you thought it would never happen to you again. Whatever the case, being charged with a DUI or OVI in Ohio is a serious matter that can result in significant penalties.

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Serious Felonies & Misdemeanors

If you have ever been to jail, you don't want to go there. If you have spent time in jail, you don't want to go back. These are true statements. Jail and prison are not fun places to be.

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Drug Charges

Despite evidence that it is not working, the government's "war on drugs" continues. Every year, thousands of men and women end up in jail or prison on convictions resulting from drugs charges.

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Convictions are not set in stone. There are situations that can warrant an appeal, a new trial and in some cases, a reversal of the conviction.

Your Ohio Criminal Appeals Attorney

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are among the most stigmatizing crimes in today's society. People are quick to cast judgment on those who have been charged with such crimes. Everything from your reputation to your freedom could be at stake.

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White Collar Crime

Some people refer to white collar offenses as "victimless crimes". Victim or no, if you are charged with white collar crime, your could be looking at some serious ramifications, including huge fines and possible jail time.

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Skilled Litigator

Defense Attorney - Municipal Court Judge - Prosecutor

With over 40 years of experience on all sides of the courtroom you simply can't find a more skilled, experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney

Legal Experience

Over 40 years


Legal Knowledge



Courtroom Skill






Protecting Your Rights For Over 40 Years

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Internet Crimes
  • Serious Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Appeals & Post Conviction Relief
  • Juvenile Court Proceedings
  • White Collar Crimes

Our Attorneys

Defense Attorney - Municipal Court Judge - County Prosecutor Attorney Michael C. Hoague has been there and done that. With decades of experience from all sides of the courtroom you can't ask for a more skilled, experienced and knowledgeable lawyer.

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About Michael C. Hoague

Are criminal charges breathing down your neck? Ohio criminal defense attorney Michael C. Hoague can help. Mr. Hoague and the staff at Hoague Law Office are 100% dedicated to providing skilled criminal defense services to people throughout Ohio. Criminal defense is all we do, and we have extensive experience in this area. Attorney Hoague has more than 40 years of legal experience as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and municipal court judge. From DUI, drug charges, sex crimes, and serious felonies to internet crimes, juvenile offenses, and appeals, he has seen it all and can provide you with expert legal advice and aggressive criminal defense. Attorney Michael C. Hoague is licensed in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court. Our Practice is based in Delware Ohio, with offices in Columbus we practice all over the State of Ohio.