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Scott & Nemann, Inc. LPA
Joseph E. Scott

35 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus OH 43215
(614) 221-9790

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Scott & Nemann, Inc. LPA


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Joseph E. Scott was born in Provo, Utah in 1943. He grew up in Provo and West Mountain, Utah. After attending the College of Southern Utah, Mr. Scott graduated from the University of Utah in 1967. He moved to Indiana where he attended Indiana University. Mr. Scott was there on a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship and worked at the Kinsey Sex Institute as part of his training. While there, he participated in national and international studies of sexual behavior and sexual erotica. Mr. Scott earned a Master's degree in 1968 and his Ph.D. in 1972, from Indiana University. The areas of examination for the Ph.D. were statistics, criminology, and sexual behavior.

Mr. Scott has been a professor at Hanover College and The Ohio State University where he has taught psychology, sociology, criminology and criminal justice courses. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous law schools throughout the United States and Europe, including the Leiden University Law School in the Netherlands.

Mr. Scott has conducted research in numerous countries and continents of the world including: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Middle East and Asia. He is the author or co-author of four books and the author of over fifty (50) professional journal articles in criminology, law, psychology and psychiatry. He has been an officer in the American Sociality of Criminology. Mr. Scott served on the Board for over ten (10) years and served as the co-editor of The Criminologist. He has also held national offices in professional societies and earned local and national awards.

Mr. Scott began the practice of law upon retiring from The Ohio State University in 1994. Since that time, he has tried over 100 cases including numerous capital trials, Aggravated Murder, Murder, Rape, Aggravated Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking offenses as well as Security Cases involving Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Promotion Money Laundering, Concealment, Money Laundering, Unlawful Importation of Monetary Instruments and a variety of Conspiracy cases. He has also argued cases before several Appeals Courts as well The Supreme Court of Ohio.

Mr. Scott has testified in trials throughout the United States and in over 26 different states and numerous federal courts. He has represented people in federal courts in the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as The District Court of Arizona. In addition, Mr. Scott served as the prosecutor for the City of Hilliard, Ohio, for two (2) years.

Bar Admissions:
Ohio, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1997
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2002
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994
Education:
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
J.D.

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1972
Ph.D.

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1968
M.A.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1967
B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Sociology

Past Employment Positions:
Ohio State University, Professor, 1972 - 1994

Leiden Law School, The Netherlands, Visiting Professor of Law, 1976

Hanover College, Professor, 1968 - 1970

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Attorney Profiles

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

The attorneys at Scott & Nemann aggressively defend clients against criminal charges. We have an established history of successful results in both State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and keeping your best interests in mind.

Trusted attorneys. Trustworthy record of results.

Call 866.604.4026 for a free consultation or contact us by email to submit questions about your case.

Attorney Joseph E. Scott was a professor at The Ohio State University for over 20 years prior to becoming an attorney. He is an experienced researcher and a tough, aggressive attorney with extensive experience in handling cases ranging from traffic offenses through serious white-collar crimes and federal offenses.

Attorney Joe Scott has worked on federal cases throughout the United States. As an attorney focused on criminal defense, he believes in protecting the rights of clients at every stage and taking every necessary action to help your case.

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Contact Scott & Nemann Co., LPA by email or call 866-604-4026 for an immediate consultation with an experienced lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.

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About Us

Scott & Nemann Co., LPA • Columbus, Ohio Criminal Law

Scott & Nemann Co., LPA is a firm comprised of experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys with a solid reputation and a proven record of results. We take a strategic and aggressive approach, making sure that the burden of proof stays where it’s supposed to — on the government.

“The state always has the burden of proof. We force them to bear it.”

Call 866.604.4026 for a free consultation or contact us by email for more information about our firm and practice.

We focus on the unique and individual needs of our clients

Our attorneys understand the unique situations faced by our clients. We know that criminal charges may affect your liberties, your ability to keep a job, your reputation, and your security. It may have lasting consequences for you and your family. You can trust that our attorneys will treat you with respect and dignity, focusing on your concerns and objectives. We always remain mindful of your best interests and seek a solution that suits your needs.

Our firm is distinguished by the following:

  • Care and concern for the individual needs of our clients: Before, during and after the case, our firm’s attorneys actually build real relationships with clients and won’t keep you at arm’s length.
  • Experienced, proactive advocacy: Our attorneys have extensive jury trial experience. We are experienced in the local, state and federal courts, and have credibility with courts and prosecutors.
  • Solid reputation and a record of results: We are known throughout Central Ohio for a record of success that you can trust.
  • Accessible and responsive: Our defense lawyers offer 24/7 availability and we keep clients informed at every stage of the process. Your calls or emails will be returned promptly and you will be kept abreast of every development in your case.

Responsive, attentive, dedicated to your case

Whether you’re facing a felony or a misdemeanor, we take every necessary step to protect your rights. The cases we handle include DUI/OVI, drug offenses, sex crimes, domestic violence, fraud and other white-collar offenses, including Income Tax Evasion, and all other federal offenses.

Our attorneys provide attentive, responsive legal services from the initiation of your case through its resolution. We also remain in contact with you to handle any post-conviction matters should they arise. We are dedicated to remaining available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will always provide you with an honest, forthright assessment of the direction of your case.

Contact Scott & Nemann by email or call 866.604.4026 for an immediate consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio.

Free consultations • Credit cards accepted • Conveniently located near the courthouse • Parking available • Call as soon as possible for best results

Areas of Practice

Aggressive, Experienced, Ohio Criminal Defense Practice

Scott & Nemann Co., LPA is a highly experienced criminal defense firm located in Columbus, Ohio. We handle a wide range of criminal matters, including all misdemeanors and felonies and federal cases. Whether you are a first-time offender facing a misdemeanor or you already have a criminal record and face severe consequences, we have the experience you need and a solid record of results you can trust.

Call 866.604.4026 for a free consultation or contact us by email for more information about our criminal defense practice.

Traffic violations

We represent clients facing traffic violations charges, always with the goal of minimizing or avoiding penalties (which can include loss of license, fines and jail time). Do not plead guilty without first consulting with an experienced attorney. We also are experienced in Mayor’s Court proceedings and can protect your rights.

Drugs crimes and alcohol offenses

We handle a wide range of both state and federal cases involving DUI/OVI and drug offenses. We take an aggressive approach to fight the charges in cases involving complex DUI issues, like repeat offenses and vehicular manslaughter. Our misdemeanor and felony drug offense practice includes both state and federal drug offenses. See our drug quantity table for more information about penalties and sentencing.

Violent crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence

Our firm provides aggressive defense to clients charged with domestic violence, sex crimes, including rape, assault, or child molestation and Internet sex crimes including child pornography, importuning, and pandering. We also handle violent crimes, including homicide and murder. Our firm is experienced in complex cases involving guns and other weapons charges.

Property offenses - white-collar crimes – federal charges

Our firm has extensive experience in defending misdemeanor theft charges, as well as high-stakes white- collar cases. Our firm handles shoplifting and theft offenses including both felony and misdemeanor charges and can represent you or someone you love in a felony charge or case involving federal offenses. We are experienced in defending white collar crimes, including wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, Income Tax Evasion, and mortgage fraud

Representation for college students and juveniles

Our firm has extensive experience in handling legal issues faced by juveniles and college students in Columbus and throughout Ohio. We are experienced in cases involving drugs, weapons charges, sex offenses, underage drinking and driving under the influence. To protect your rights or the interests of a minor or college student, please contact us directly. We represent clients from Ohio State University, Capital University, Columbus State, Franklin University, Ohio Dominican, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein College, Ohio University, and Denison University.

Contact Scott & Nemann Co., LPA by email or call 866.604.4026 for an immediate consultation with an experienced lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.

Free consultations • Credit cards accepted • Conveniently located near the courthouse • Parking available • Call as soon as possible for best results

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Criminal sex offenses can result in serious penalties, including fines, jail time, and lifetime registry as a sex offender. Whether you are under investigation or believe that you may be facing criminal allegations, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. At Scott & Nemann, we offer aggressive and strategic advocacy to protect the rights of our clients facing serious sex crimes charges.

Do not talk to police without first consulting with an attorney. We can protect your rights and take immediate action to fight back against your charges.

Call 866.604.4026 for a free consultation or contact us by email to submit questions about your case.

Aggressive advocacy for sex crimes allegations

If you are under investigation or facing criminal sex crimes charges, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our attorneys will begin an immediate investigation to build your defense. We will retrieve police reports, contact witnesses, review the statements of the victims and take every necessary step to protect your rights. Sex crimes cases will often turn on the specific details and facts in your case. We will leave no stone unturned to build the most compelling possible defense in your case.

Our sex crimes defense attorneys are experienced in cases involving:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Voyeurism
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Public indecent exposure
  • Sexual imposition, Gross sexual imposition (GSI)
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Importuning

Protect your rights against lifetime sex offender registry

Sex crimes convictions can often result in severe penalties, including lifetime registry as a sex offender, with community notification sent to your neighbors. Having to register can limit your job opportunities, restrict where you can live, and even limit your rights to see your children. When you are under investigation, it is important to consult with an experienced legal team who can effectively protect your interests and seek to defeat your charges or minimize penalties. For more information about sex crimes defense, please contact our firm directly.

Contact Scott & Nemann by email or call 866.604.4026 for an immediate consultation with an experienced lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.

Free consultations • Credit cards accepted • Conveniently located near the courthouse • Parking available • Call as soon as possible for best results

Federal Offenses

Criminal Defense for Federal Crimes in Columbus, Ohio

Federal criminal charges can result in serious penalties, sometimes involving mandatory sentencing upon conviction. When you are under investigation or facing federal charges, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights. At Scott & Nemann, we offer experienced representation to clients charged with federal offenses. We will take a proactive and aggressive approach to defend your rights and fight back against the charges.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights at any stage of the proceedings: before charges are filed, during an investigation, or, if necessary, even after conviction.

Call 866.604.4026 for a free consultation or contact us by email to submit questions about a federal offense.

Federal investigations and Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal prosecutors have extensive resources and the ability to prosecute crimes at a level that often extends beyond the capabilities of a state criminal system. When you are facing charges for a federal offense, it is imperative that you seek an experienced attorney who can effectively assert your rights and challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution. If you have been convicted, we can also represent you in a pre-sentencing investigation (PSI) that will affect your sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

We are experienced in the defense of federal offenses, including:

Protecting your rights during a federal investigation

Most federal offenses are not charged until after months of extensive investigation. If you have received a letter of inquiry or you believe that you may be the subject of an investigation, it is important to consult with an attorney immediately. The sooner that we can become involved in your case, the more effective we can be in protecting your rights. Even if we cannot get the charges dismissed, we may be able to negotiate them down and minimize the penalties in your case. We have extensive experience practicing in the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Contact Scott & Nemann by email or call 866.604.4026 for an immediate consultation with an experienced lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.

Free consultations • Credit cards accepted • Conveniently located near the courthouse • Parking available • Call as soon as possible for best results


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