CRIMINAL LAW

Damage Control. Those two words are what criminal defense is all about. If you are facing criminal charges you need a skilled & experienced defense attorney tp help protect your rights and minimize the damage, the law office of Michael C. Hoague is the smart choice.

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. Seeing how the Ohio criminal justice system works from every angle has given our firm a unique perspective and store of knowledge that is incredibly valuable as a defense attorney.

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 firm provides skilled legal services in regard to all types of criminal law matters, including but not limited to:
  • DUI/DWI/OVI – from first time offenders to those with multiple drunk driving arrests
  • Drug Charges – including drug possession, intent to distribute, drug trafficking & drug manufacturing
  • Domestic Violence – including charges involving spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends and children
  • Sex Crimes – including rape, sexual assault, solicitation and other crimes
  • Internet Crimes – including solicitation of a minor, child pornography, credit card fraud
  • Serious Felonies & Misdemeanors – including aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and murder
  • White Collar Crimes – including fraud, identity theft, embezzlement and securities fraud
  • Juvenile Court Proceedings
  • Appeals & Post-Conviction Relief Whether by picking apart the state's case, finding a legal loophole to exploit, or seizing on a technicality, when we try a case we expect to win.


That's the kind of smart, aggressive, defense you can expect when you choose Hoague Law Office. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your criminal law matter.

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.

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