Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney
Brad Koffel was recently quoted in the
Newark Advocate sharing his insight about a high profile sex crime case. The article –
which can be
read here – involves the recent indictment of Anthony J. Miller, a teacher
at Carson Elementary School and assistant band director at Newark High
School, on 13 charges for allegedly having sexual relationships with students.
Upon news of the pending indictment, Miller had immediately retained the
services of Attorney Koffel and Koffel Brininger Nesbitt.
Miller’s case has garnered a great deal of media attention, particularly because Miller
faces 13 charges, 9 of which are felonies, as well as accusations from
multiple alleged victims. If convicted of all charges, Miller would face
more than 36 years in prison. In the
Newark Advocate article, Attorney Koffel revealed that both he and his client intend to
resolve the case quickly by working closely with prosecutor’s to devise
a plea deal.
Koffel cited Miller’s genuine remorse as a key factor behind pursuing
a swift agreement with prosecutors, in addition to both he and his client’s
belief that the students not be publicly revealed during the case. Attorney
Koffel also stated that while he may seek to have Miller’s bond reduced
in the future, he will adhere to Koffel Brininger Nesbitt’s protocol in
these types of cases, specifically by ensuring that his client is of sound
mental health and no longer a danger to himself before bail is posted.
Attorney Koffel’s compassion for all parties in this case is readily
apparent, as is his reassuring stance when handling complex and challenging
sex crime cases. As these types of cases entail a great deal of emotional strain and public
backlash for all parties involved, the support and guidance of an experienced
defense attorney often proves invaluable. “I’m not a big believer
in just locking people up in prison and throwing away the key because
the case is in the press,” said Koffel.