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  • Case Closed

    Our client was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker. Local law enforcement investigated. Client hired our law firm for representation. Over the span of 60 days, the accuser’s story ...

  • Client receives probation, no jail and no prison term

    POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNAGRAPHY - client receives probation, no jail and no prison term. (State v. M.W., Franklin County, OH 8/2016)

  • No Charges Filed Against School Resource Officer After Sex Allegation

    Mr. Koffel’s client, a retired deputy and school resource officer for a local high school, was alleged to have had an unlawful sexual relationship with a student. No charges filed based upon ...

  • Case Dismissed

    Our client was accused of molesting his adopted son nearly 20 years ago. Our client was confronted with the allegations when a detective contacted him. Unsure what to do, the client retained Attorneys ...

  • No Sexual Registration Required

    Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor case resolved to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, no sexual registration. Mr. Koffel’s client was charged with having sex with a 15 year old when he was ...

  • Probation

    Mr. Koffel’s client, a 46 year old man, was raided by the FBI in the summer of 2015 for downloading suspected child pornography. The client was subsquently indicted on F2 Pandering and F4 Pandering. ...

  • Dismissed

    Client's Rape Indictment Dismissed – enters a plea to a reduced charge and receives community service -- Mr. Koffel's client, a 34-year-old husband and father, was falsely accused of raping a ...

  • Charges Dropped

    Our client was falsely accused of molesting his own 7 year old daughter. Within 30 days of retaining Koffel Brininger Nesbitt, the charges were deemed “unsubstantiated” and the detective closed the ...

  • Charges Dropped

    Client falsely accused of sexually assaulting female family member. Mr. Koffel worked closely with the detective and was able to convince the detective to close the case with no charges being filed.

  • Prison Term Avoided

    Client indicted on Child Porn Charges Avoids Prison – Koffel Law Firm accepted the case of a 23 year old college student indicted on 18 counts of possessing child pornography on his computers ...

  • Prison Term Avoided

    Client indicted on Child Porn Charges Avoids Prison – Koffel Law Firm accepted the case of a 23 year old college student indicted on 18 counts of possessing child pornography on his computers ...

  • Sexual Imposition Amended to Misdemeanor

    Sexual imposition case amended to misdemeanor assault, no jail, probation, no sex registration. Client alleged to have touched buttocks of a women at a water park for purposes of sexual gratification. ...

  • Not Guilty

    Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Client was accused of engaging in non-consensual sex with an underage girl. Case was taken to bench trial after prosecutor refused to negotiate possible ...

  • Case Dismissed

    Our client was served with an Ex Parte Civil Protection Order for alleging threatening another with physical harm and harassing her at her workplace. Our client was represented by Attorney Will ...

  • Case Closed

    Mr. Koffel’s client was investigated on the suspicion of possession of child pornography and voyeurism. He was terminated immediately by his department before the investigation could be concluded. ...

  • Charge Dismissed

    Our client was accused of "date rape" in early 2007. The client hired Attorney Brad Koffel to represent and advise him. After 4 months of investigation and passing 2 polygraph exams, the allegations ...

  • Case Closed

    Koffel Brininger Nesbitt was retained to defend a grandfather who was falsely accused of sexually abusing his five-year-old granddaughter. Through our representation & 2 polygraph exams, the detective ...

  • Avoided Conviction

    High School Sophomore Accused of Sex Charges Against 6 Other Students leads to intensive therapy and no sex offender registration. Represented by Brad Koffel (In Re: T.W., Licking County, OH Fall 2017 ...

  • Probation & No Jail Time

    Dayton Man Charged With Public Indecency at Local Park Gets Probation and No Jail. Represented by Eric Willison (Montgomery County, OH, Fall 2017).

  • Gross Sexual Imposition Jury Trial - Deadlocked

    Mr. Koffel defended a 62 year old man accused of fondling a 4 year and 7 year old. After a 5 day trial, the jury of 6 men and 6 women could not reach a verdict and the judge declared a mistrial.

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Brad Koffel Discusses Sexual Battery on 610 WTVN

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney and Legal Analyst Brad Koffel recently appeared on 610 WTVN radio to discuss recent high-profile sexual crime cases in Ohio. This includes a case out of Athens County involving a priest who was convicted of sexual battery after impregnating a minor, and a Southwestern school teacher who pled guilty to pandering.

Attorney Koffel goes on to discuss sexual battery charges involving individuals in positions of power who use that authority to engage in sexual conduct with those under their supervision or control, pandering offenses, and the harsh penalties that accompany sex offenses. Listen to the full show here:

Frequently Asked Questions About Sex Crimes in Columbus

If you have any questions about your case, check out the Q & A below to see if it has already been answered. Be sure to speak with a professional attorney for further answers!

What does tier 1 sex offender mean?

Registration as a sex offender is based on different categories or tiers. Tier 1 offender refers to those who have been convicted of Tier 1 offenses. This tier is the lowest level and involves individuals who have served a year or less in jail. Some examples would include the possession of child pornography or sexual assault against an adult that was not a completed act.

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I have been charged with statutory rape, but what if we were both drunk at the time?

Under the Ohio sex crime laws, if an individual knows that another person is incapacitated but continues to go through with intercourse, it is classified as rape. Because of the nature of the case, it is difficult to pinpoint consent.

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Can I be legally charged with rape if the alleged victim is my spouse?

The state of Ohio handles cases involving marital rape differently than most of the country. While marital rape is illegal in most of the United States, it is not a criminal offense in Ohio. However, there is currently a bill before the Ohio State Legislature that would make marital rape a prosecutable crime.

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What does pandering sexually-oriented material mean?

Pandering sexually-oriented material or pandering obscenity refers to instances when an individual allegedly creates, reproduces, publishes, buys, sells, or distributes obscene material. It is one of the sex crimes in Ohio that can result in a felony of the fifth degree. If convicted, the individual would be required to register as a Tier I sex offender.

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It is critical that you act swiftly, as witnesses for the defense can be harder to find as time goes by, and the defense needs to move forward at once. Do not answer questions from police or investigators until you have an attorney from KBN to protect your rights and advise you during any questioning.