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James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law

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James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law

917 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, Criminal Law, Services, Cincinnati, Ohio

If you've been accused of a crime, you need an experienced criminal attorney who will provide an aggressive defense and careful protection of your rights. James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law has more than 10 years' experience serving Cincinnati residents with a wide range of legal services, from DUI defense to juvenile delinquencies and expungement of records.

You can rely on James Bogen's expertise in almost any situation, whether you've been arrested for misdemeanors or felony offenses. He will guide you through every step of the overwhelming complexities of the legal process, from the first hearings all the way through to appeals. With his broad experience and dedication to the welfare of his clients, you can depend on this criminal attorney to work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

James Bogen guarantees individualized attention to every one of his clients, so you can be sure you'll get the best legal advice for your particular case. After listening carefully to the details of your situation, your attorney will identify all your legal options and help identify the strategy that's best for you.

Learn more about James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law's areas of practice online, or call (513) 503-7251 to schedule a consultation with a legal expert today.

Announcements & Events from James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law
An Introduction to Sealing Juvenile Records, Cincinnati, Ohio
States do not want minor offenses to ruin a young person's chance of employment, licensing, or residential opportunities for the rest of their lives. Therefore, most jurisdictio...read more
Can a Driving Violation Result in Felony Charges?, Cincinnati, Ohio
Traffic offenses are usually minor violations, resulting in a citation and a nominal fine. In many states, the majority of traffic infractions aren’t even considered crimin...read more
White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime: Understanding the Difference, Cincinnati, Ohio
The terms “white-collar” and “blue-collar” crime don’t appear in any legal statutes, but they can separate different types of offenses. If the courts accuse you of a crime,...read more
3 Reasons to Hire a DUI Attorney, Cincinnati, Ohio
Driving under the influence is a serious offense with harsh penalties. If convicted, you may face a variety of consequences that affect your finances, freedom, and reputation. As suc...read more
Felony vs. Misdemeanor: What's the Difference?, Cincinnati, Ohio
Whether it's a DUI or a drug offense, when you're facing a criminal charge, you must understand the consequences. The severity of your potential punishment will depend upon what clas...read more
When someone assaults you, your primary concern is to protect yourself. This often means choosing self-defense, which could later require hiring a defense attorney and facing cr...read more
When answering criminal charges in court, a judge will ask how you plead. Most people enter a plea of not guilty, guilty, or “nolo contendere,” a Latin phrase meaning “no contest.” T...read more
Before appearing in court, your defense attorney may give you a set of etiquette rules to follow. Your behavior in the courtroom considerably affects the impression you give to&...read more
Ohio is one of many states with social host liability laws. Such laws allow social hosts to face charges for serving guests who drive while impaired in certain scenari...read more
If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you should hire a qualified defense attorney to take the case. Unless you’ve been through the process in the past, you may not...read more
A criminal record has a lasting effect on your ability to get a job, sign a lease, and enroll in higher education programs. If you want to put a piece of your past behind you, t...read more
As a parent, you understand that sometimes children make mistakes. However, certain mistakes are more severe than others. If your child is facing juvenile delinquency charges, i...read more
The Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, commonly known as the “search and seizure” amendment, endows all citizens with a right to personal privacy. This prevents law enforcement ...read more
When a person commits a misdemeanor or a felony, the court has the option to hand out a probation sentence instead of jail time. However, it is subject to specific requirements and t...read more
In Ohio, operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI) is a serious legal infraction, and multiple convictions come with increasingly more severe penalties. Eventually, you can...read more
Drinking while driving is a serious criminal offense that will require you to appear in court. When appearing before a judge, you don't want to bring any unwanted attention to y...read more
Losing driving privileges over severe offenses like DUI charges can cripple your life. In many cases, you only need to wait for your driver's license suspension to be lifted. But the...read more
In school, you probably learned about the Bill of Rights in your social studies class. However, can you still recall the Fourth Amendment? This addition to the U.S. Constitution made...read more
Boating is a fun way to enjoy Ohio’s lakes and rivers, but operating a boat while intoxicated can have serious consequences. An accident or a boating DUI charge could affect you and ...read more
Regarding criminal law, “white collar” isn’t a legal term but a colloquial one. It refers to nonviolent crimes committed for financial gain. As such, virtually all white-collar crime...read more
Applying for a new job can be exciting and invigorating. However, it can also be confusing and stressful. For example, if you were ever pulled over for drinking and driving, you...read more
Getting a ticket for a traffic violation is never ideal. The best way to avoid this frustration is to have a comprehensive understanding of the rules of the road. By learning about w...read more
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, it’s natural to be scared. Thankfully, knowledge is power when it comes to fighting such charges, and you can&...read more
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, your criminal record can negatively impact your opportunities and standing within your local community.  However, by petitioning for crimina...read more
Boating is a favorite summer activity for families across Ohio, many of whom love to spend their afternoons and weekends out on the state’s beautiful lakes and rivers. However, as mu...read more
Most defendants accused of a criminal offense will have the opportunity to post bail, allowing you to secure your release until the conclusion of your case. Being out of jail gives y...read more
Bail allows a person charged with a criminal infraction to be released from jail and helps ensure they follow the requirements of the judicial process. When determining bail amo...read more
In common conversation, people tend to use the words “theft” and “robbery” interchangeably, especially if they’ve been the victim of a crime. However, in the justice system, these te...read more
Any defense lawyer will tell you that you need to exercise caution when posting on social media. This is because law enforcement officials can use your posts as evidence against you ...read more
An arrest for drug trafficking or drug possession can have serious consequences; depending on the substance, you may even be charged with a felony. However, working with a drug ...read more
If you caused a car accident that resulted in someone’s death, Ohio courts consider several factors when determining the degree of misdemeanor or felony charges. Depending on th...read more
While not a felony, sexual harassment is a serious civil liability that may result in court cases, damages, and publicly released allegations. Whether you’re a victim or the accused,...read more
In general, you can be accused of theft whenever you take another person's property without permission. While this might sound straightforward, it’s actually a broad legal term that ...read more
Every American citizen has rights, and knowing what they are could help you work through unexpected situations. The Miranda rights are one such example. Established back in 1966, the...read more
The Fourth of July is almost here, and for countless Americans, that means one thing—fireworks. On any given day, you can drive around and see signs from places outside of Ohio that ...read more
Reckless driving puts people in significant danger and causes numerous accidents every year. As such, Ohio takes reckless driving seriously and imposes much harsher penalties for thi...read more
The legal definition of a robbery is when a criminal takes something by force that belongs to another individual. Like most crimes, the severity of such thefts can vary from case to ...read more
Drug crimes can carry serious consequences for any person, but they are particularly threatening to noncitizens of the United States. In addition to legal fees, these offenses can of...read more
As young people gear up for proms, graduations, and end-of-school fun, some might engage in underage drinking. To make matters worse, teens who consume alcohol cause numerous drunk d...read more
Obtaining a fake ID may seem like a harmless way to have some fun before reaching legal drinking age, but in reality, it’s a criminal offense which could have adverse consequences on...read more
In Ohio, many cities have mayor's courts that deal with misdemeanor offenses and traffic violations. While the cases heard in mayor's courts are not felonies, fines, license suspensi...read more
Not all criminal convictions automatically result in a jail sentence. Depending on the nature of the charges against you, the court may impose a period of probation, allowing you to ...read more
The United States legal system doesn’t just serve to protect people and their property; there are also laws in place to safeguard against unfair financial and business dealings, from...read more
When it comes to criminal offenses, traffic violations are certainly on the lesser end of the spectrum. However, that doesn't necessarily mean you should try fighting them on yo...read more
In today’s climate, it is nearly impossible not to see stories of sexual assault allegations in the press or on social media. Its good that victims are coming forward, but unfortunat...read more
As any defense attorney will tell you, the law treats children in juvenile courts differently from adults in the criminal justice system. The goal of juvenile courts is to rehab...read more
Since accusations of insurance fraud can be considered a federal offense, they shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you are facing such charges, enlist the aid of a skilled defense lawyer ...read more
Marijuana is illegal in most states. You aren’t permitted to possess, sell, or traffic the drug or cultivate the plant it comes from. In recent years, however, some jurisdi...read more
Traffic violations may not seem all that serious, especially when compared to other kinds of offenses. In reality, though, challenging any citation that comes your way is j...read more
If you’ve been accused of a drug crime, it can be hard to determine precisely what’s at stake. Since laws regulating controlled substances are inherently complicated, you may not eve...read more
Possession of a controlled substance may be one of the least serious drug offenses, but a conviction may still have serious ramifications that can impact several areas of your life. ...read more
DUI convictions have wide-ranging ramifications that often go far beyond the direct administrative or criminal penalties. This is especially true for teenagers, most of whom have not...read more
Since people are more likely to drink around the holidays, they are also more likely to drive while impaired. It’s essential to arrange transportation before partaking in any fe...read more
If you have been arrested for a drug-related crime, it’s important to understand the severity of the charges against you. Penalties can vary from mere monetary fines to years in jail...read more
Being accused of a DUI or OVI is a serious situation, with the potential to affect almost every area of your life. However, depending on the circumstances of your arrest, prosecutors...read more
When someone is arrested and charged with breaking the law, there are many potential outcomes that can occur, depending on the severity of the offense. Two of the most common sentenc...read more
If you got caught drinking and driving, you could be facing serious consequences—from jail time to hefty fines. Waiting to see what the outcome of your case will be while building a ...read more
Expungement FAQs Having a criminal record can complicate almost every aspect of your life, making it difficult to find a job or even rent an apartment. Fortunately, some states allo...read more
The holidays are full of festivities, from office Christmas parties to New Year’s get-togethers with friends. All that celebrating means you’ll likely be raising a glass or two,...read more
Making the distinction between a DUI and a OVI is complicated for many people. Both are acronyms commonly used to describe the act of drinking and driving; however, it depends on the...read more
Juvenile delinquency is a term commonly used to describe any criminal offenses committed by a person under the age of 18. There is no one single cause of juvenile delinquency. A numb...read more
During certain occasions and times of the year when it's common to gather together and make merriment, it stands to reason that these are the days when drunk driving is more prevalen...read more
The first three charges for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) usually qualify as misdemeanors of varying degrees. However, after a certain point, an OVI becomes a fe...read more
Having a criminal record can complicate almost every aspect of your life, making it difficult to find a job or even rent an apartment. Fortunately, some states allow those who have c...read more
This summer, Bird® expanded into Cincinnati, bringing their innovative ride-share program and a fleet of motorized scooters into the city. While these easy, inexpensive scooters will...read more
Speeding is a fairly common occurrence, and most motorists can expect to receive a ticket for doing so at some point in their lifetime. Few drivers expect to be cited for travel...read more
Each state requires all drivers involved in an accident to stop their vehicles and identify themselves, especially if someone was injured. Failing to do so could expose you to misdem...read more
If you have been accused of committing a traffic violation or minor misdemeanor in the state of Ohio, you may have to go to a mayor’s court. This local court hears cases involvi...read more
The terms “white-collar” and “blue-collar” might not be part of the criminal code, but they are frequently used in news media to discuss different types of offenses. In fact, they’re...read more
The United States justice system is set up to deal with juvenile delinquency in courts specially reserved for minors, while those over the age of 18 are tried in separate adult crimi...read more
Getting charged with driving under the influence can be a scary experience. To navigate the moments, hours, and days immediately following a DUI arrest, it can be helpful to know wha...read more
Fireworks can be utterly spectacular, but in the wrong hands, they are incredibly dangerous. Because the misuse of fireworks can have life-threatening consequences, every state regul...read more
Popular culture often creates the impression that a defense lawyer can have your charges dismissed if the arresting officer failed to read you your rights. However, the issue is...read more
Social host laws provide possible avenues for holding drunk drivers liable for car crashes; however, liability applies only to cases where the drunk driver was a minor. It’s imp...read more
Reckless driving occurs when someone operates a vehicle in such a manner that is known to pose a risk to others. While this is a common cause of accidents for motorists of any age gr...read more
On Memorial Day weekend, Ohio’s lakes and rivers are filled with boaters enjoying the warm weather with their families. During these celebrations, it’s important to remember that boa...read more
Fireworks are a traditional part of many summer celebrations, but they’re strictly controlled by many state and municipal governments. Although consumer fireworks can be purchased in...read more
The age at which people in the United States are allowed to buy or consume alcohol is 21, but that does not stop young adults from participating in underage drinking on a regular bas...read more
Underage drinking can lead to juvenile delinquency charges, problems in school, and risky behavior that could impact the rest of your child’s life. Unsure of what to say, many parent...read more
Courtroom hearings can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you’ve never had to deal with the criminal justice system before. While a good defense attorney will handle most o...read more
If you're facing criminal charges, you want to have the support and guidance of a skilled defense attorney on your side. However, before hiring someone to represent you, you nee...read more
Having a criminal history can make almost every aspect of your life more difficult, impacting everything from child custody decisions to employment prospects. Fortunately, expun...read more
Being accused of a crime is a confusing, intimidating experience, especially for those with limited background with the legal system. If you are facing criminal charges, you might be...read more
Getting a DUI can be a stressful, life-changing experience. To weather its challenges, it can be helpful to understand the right—and wrong—actions to do when facing a drunk driving c...read more
Being convicted of a crime can have a long-term negative impact on your personal and professional life. Fortunately, once a certain length of time has passed, you might have the oppo...read more
In the state of Ohio, a juvenile is anyone younger than 18 years old. When authorities charge them with an unruly or delinquent act, the proceedings that follow focus on rehabilitati...read more
Social media has become a permanent fixture in modern life; even though the most popular sites will change, digital platforms on which to connect with others are here to stay. Whethe...read more
The Miranda Rights are a series of statements read to a criminal suspect as a way of protecting their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. However, many people are unfam...read more
Not all criminal charges are equal, so every jurisdiction categorizes offenses according to their severity. In general, most are considered either felonies or misdemeanors, with...read more
As of September 2016, Ohio became the 25th state to make it legal to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. While the law is being formalized and the Medical Marijuana Control Pr...read more
Every state has residents that struggle with substance abuse, but certain regions of the country experience more of an issue with drugs and alcohol than others. For years, Ohio ...read more
The state of Ohio takes drinking and driving seriously. For example, even first-time offenders face up to six months in jail and a license suspension of up to three years. For this r...read more
How do you know what to look for when you need a criminal defense attorney? With your rights and freedoms at stake, you need a seasoned professional you can talk to, who will believe...read more
The consequences of a DUI can be severe, but just because you are facing charges does not mean a conviction is imminent. It’s natural to stress about the outcome of a case while it i...read more
Most criminal and civil cases are settled through a plea agreement; but, in some situations, you may have no choice but to go to trial. Courtroom proceedings are always stressful, es...read more
Having a child accused of a crime can be terrifying for most parents, especially for those without significant experience with the criminal justice system. Fortunately, the courts tr...read more
Expungement is the legal process by which a conviction is removed from your criminal record. James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, in Cincinnati, OH, helps his clients pursue this route a...read more
Many people pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving are only charged with a DUI after failing a field sobriety test. But just how accurate is this type of exam? Can the results be ...read more
Is it true that you get what you pay for? James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, an experienced DUI attorney in Cincinnati, OH, believes there’s great value in not competing with the ...read more
House parties are a quintessential part of adolescence, but they’re also one of the most common places where underage drinking occurs. Ohio has unique laws regarding the host’s liabi...read more
In Ohio, drivers facing drunk driving charges may be eligible for a wet reckless plea. But what’s the difference between these two charges, and how can a DUI attorney be of assistanc...read more
If there is a warrant out for your arrest, you cannot expect the court to go easy on you. Even if you have been falsely accused and are innocent, you still have to go through the sta...read more
There is a common misconception field sobriety tests are infallible barometers of an individual's level of intoxication. The reality, however, is much different. Below, DUI attorney ...read more
Being charged with a drug crime inspires many questions. How should you plead? What defense will be most effective for your case? How can you ensure your rights are protected? What a...read more
Driving under the influence is a charge that has potentially life-altering and costly consequences. It’s possible to have the allegation dropped or reduced, but you need an experienc...read more
After a DUI arrest, it’s common to feel stressed and overwhelmed. On top of the logistical concerns, you also have to worry about steep fines and court costs. Due to the significant ...read more
Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI or fraud, when you’re facing criminal charges, you need support from a qualified professional. An experienced criminal defense attorney will pr...read more
Despite the recent passage of Ohio’s medical marijuana bill, most residents still don’t have access to it. While the government configures the framework for the program, the dru...read more
DUI checkpoints are an increasingly common occurrence. That’s why James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, urges clients in Cincinnati, OH, to know their rights when faced with one. As an ex...read more
Citizens are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures under both state and federal law. That means police must have a warrant to inspect your person or property. If they do ...read more
Drunk driving is a serious crime that results in hefty fines, loss of a license, and even jail time. In some cases, a DUI—driving under the influence—or OVI—operating a vehicle impai...read more
Did you know that if a police officer asks to search your car without probable cause, it is your legal right to say no? According to James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, the leading defe...read more
A criminal charge doesn’t just mar your record in society—it can also result in a loss of your driving privileges. While the precise laws vary from state to state, a judge can revoke...read more
A DUI is a serious charge that can lead to hefty legal fines and the loss of your driving license. If you’re pulled over after having a few drinks, and the police officer asks you to...read more
DUI charges are always a serious matter, with even first-time offenders facing possible jail time, a suspended license, and a criminal record that cannot be expunged. In addition to ...read more
A boating DUI charge is just as serious as driving an automobile under the influence. During the spring and summer, law enforcement officers survey area lakes and waterways...read more
Like all states, Ohio forbids anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Any violation of this law is considered a serious offense—and even more so if the...read more
In Ohio, you can be charged with DUI for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The charge sometimes is referred to as boating under the influence, BUI, or b...read more
If you are facing charges for a drug crime, you have a lot at stake. Depending on the circumstances of your case, potential penalties include fines, a lengthy probation, and even jai...read more
If you’ve been convicted of a crime in Cincinnati, you may have questions about expungement of your criminal record. To this end, speaking with a knowledgeable defense attorney ...read more
Driving under the influence can cause a wreck, and being charged with DUI can wreck your life. When you face this serious charge, there are key points you should know before you head...read more
If you’ve been accused of a DUI, you have a lot at stake, from license suspension to jail time. For an effective DUI defense, you need to understand the laws at play and what the sta...read more
Ohio law enforcement does not take drunk driving lightly. Accordingly, there are certain things you must know when faced with a pending charge, including the possible consequences of...read more
The holidays are just around the corner, and that means more people will be on the roads as they travel to visit their loved ones. Police are always on the lookout for drunk drivers ...read more
For juveniles who are suspected of criminal activity, law enforcement follows a very different set of guidelines than they would with adult offenders. It's important that all parents...read more
If you are ever charged with driving under the influence, you need to know basic facts. That’s why James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law in Cincinnati, OH, is here to outline what you...read more
If you’ve been charged with a drug-related crime, you may be wondering how best to provide for your defense in court. While drug charges are treated very seriously in our legal syste...read more
Getting a DUI permanently removed from your criminal record is an appealing concept for many who have been convicted of a DUI offense. There are some important things to know about e...read more
DUI charges are extremely serious, long-term consequences that can dramatically impact nearly every area of your life if you're convicted. Many defendants harbor the misconception th...read more
There are many popular misconceptions surrounding the criminal justice system, especially when it comes to processes such as filing an appeal. James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, a Cinc...read more
Make no mistake: A DUI charge is a serious situation. A DUI attorney is crucial to helping you combat the charges you are facing. James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law, has over 10 years o...read more
Being faced with a criminal charge like driving under the influence can be extremely troubling. In addition to costly fines and penalties, those charged also run the risk of losing t...read more
Police and state troopers make arrests for DUIs, boating DUIs, juvenile delinquency, and felonies every day. An arrest begins a legal process that can end with paying fines, losing l...read more
I often tell potential clients that I am definitely not the cheapest lawyer out there, and I’m proud of that. It all boils down to what kind of service you are looking for. One of ...read more
Drinking and Driving (DUI/OVI)A first-time DUI (OVI) offender in Ohio faces three to 180 days in jail and fines ranging from $375.00 to $1,075.00. They also face losing their driver'...read more
For many people, criminal charges don't usually result in significant jail or prison sentences. Instead, they will be placed on probation with a jail or prison sentence that only go...read more
If you've been charged with a DUI offense, you may have received a field sobriety test. This test has long been a controversial one, as it is often ineffective in determining a suspe...read more
While the consequences of convictions for DUIs, marijuana tickets, and other misdemeanor offenses are not as steep as felonies, you should always consult an attorney instead of repre...read more
I'm James F. Bogen Attorney at Law, a criminal attorney serving clients in Cincinnati. Many of my clients frequently ask about common myths surrounding criminal law, many of whi...read more
If you’re facing a DUI or criminal charge, one of your best ways to fight the charge is to hire a seasoned defense attorney. Don’t make this decision lightly; consider these tips fro...read more
Thanks to the 5th Amendment, you are not required to incriminate yourself if stopped by a police officer on suspicion of DUI. Unfortunately, many people don’t know what this right en...read more