Criminal & White Collar Defense in Columbus

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

Bob represents clients who have been charged with a crime or who are under government investigation.

He routinely represents clients who face allegations of crimes such as fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, environmental crimes, public corruption, and other types of business-related crimes, as well as allegations of sex crimes, kidnapping, burglary, theft, robbery, and violent crimes like assault with guns or other weapons.

Bob is actively involved in all phases of a criminal case, from internal investigations through grand jury proceedings, to trial and appeal.

Before opening his own firm, Bob worked as an Assistant County Prosecutor, an Assistant Ohio Attorney General, and as the Assistant Chief of Ohio’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio’s Health Care Fraud Task Force, and is a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Bob was also a partner at a large, multi-state law firm where he practiced health care law, white collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation. Bob uses this experience to represent clients who are facing daunting odds. He works hard to investigate a case and prepare a defense with an eye towards persuading the government not to bring criminal charges or other enforcement action.

Having spent his career practicing criminal law, Bob knows that a criminal conviction can carry significant collateral consequences in addition to hefty fines and possible jail time. He knows that early involvement by an experienced attorney can be the difference between a successful resolution and conviction.

Columbus White Collar Criminal Defense

White collar crimes are typically financial crimes, often committed by someone in a position of authority who has some level of access to someone else’s finances. People accused of white collar crimes often include professionals like bankers, health care providers, lawyers, and business executives.

Examples of white collar crimes include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • RICO crimes
  • Tax evasion
  • Bribery
  • Theft in office
  • Accounting fraud
  • Blackmail
  • Check fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Insider trading
  • Racketeering

Allegations of white collar crime often include charges of conspiracy, and may be filed as state or federal crimes. Federal criminal charges are prosecuted by some of the best lawyers in the country, and you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

As a former prosecutor and partner at a large multi-state law firm, Bob has decades of experience handling cases involving all of these types of crimes. Bob opened his own firm so he could handle these cases with big-firm expertise, while offering his clients the personal attention of a boutique law practice.

Early Intervention in White Collar Criminal Investigations

If you believe that you are under investigation for a white collar crime, get a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Early intervention can be a critical factor in successfully resolving your case.

Bob frequently works with top experts, independent investigators, and other professionals who may be called on to consult on a case or to present evidence in support of your defense.

Penalties for White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes don’t often involve physical harm, but they may cause financial harm to businesses, families, and individuals.

Penalties for conviction of a white collar crime may include jail or prison time, significant fines, forfeiture of assets, and restitution.

Other Crimes

In addition to white collar crime, Bob also defends people accused of other crimes such as kidnapping, burglary, theft, and robbery, as well as violent crimes like assault, homicide, rape, and domestic violence.

The government prosecutes violent crime aggressively and plea bargains, if available, may include lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines, as well as collateral consequences that can have a profound impact on a client’s life.

Bob knows that, as a criminal defense attorney, he is often the only thing standing between his clients and a lengthy prison term, hefty fines, and other penalties.

Bob represents clients in State and Federal courts throughout Ohio, and helps clients at all stages of the criminal process, from investigation through grand jury, and trial to appeal.

Robert Cochran Law, LLC - Criminal Defense in Columbus, Ohio

If you or someone you are about is under investigation or has been charged with a crime, you need an experienced Ohio criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Attorney Bob Cochran is here to help. A former prosecutor, former Assistant Ohio Attorney General, and former Assistant Chief of Ohio’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, he has the experience to defend you against criminal charges.

Contact Columbus criminal defense attorney Bob Cochran today by calling 614-484-7089, emailing, or completing our online form.