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Charles Elliott Strain

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Criminal defense Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

3.3   9 reviews

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1981
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Chuck Strain Attorney at Law
639 Main Street
Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH, 45202-2123
Charles E. Strain
1535 Cohasset Dr
Cincinnati, OH, 45255-3084
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3.3 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Judy | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Wonderful!!!
If you are unfortunately in need of an attorney for a serious charge like OVI or DUI . Chuck is just the fellow you need. He is very kind, but don't mistake kindness for weakness. He is a powerful force working for you. He will always take you call and listen and advise. When we were in court you could see that he is highly respected . He will fight for you to get the best outcome possible. You know from the start what may happen and how he can help you. There is not enough words to say how safe and how well cared for we were in his very capable hands. Thank you Chuck we are very very grateful for all you did for our son. He can move forward with his life without worry or problems you fought to the end for him.. THANKS again..
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Posted by Jake | August 31, 2017
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Highly Recommend
I got my 3rd OVI charge with a refusal (high tier) in July of 2017. Chuck did an excellent job throughout the whole process. A 3rd OVI charge is no joke and the punishment for it can be extreme. Chuck was able to mitigate the damage to a very manageable situation for me. I had recently got promoted and expected to move out of state during all of this. Chuck was able to work out an incredible deal that enabled me to continue moving forward with my career and my life. This guy will work some magic for you!!
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Posted by J.P. | October 19, 2016
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J.P.
Attention Veterans! If you're a veteran Chuck is the man to see! He can put you in touch with the Veteran's Justice Outreach program(VJO). The work and results he got for me was excellent! Even the rep from VJO was impressed! As far as the price, you get what you pay for and the money Chuck saved me was well worth hiring him. Thanks Chuck!
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Posted by LaDon | October 7, 2012
I'm Happy With My Decision
I got an OVI/DUI charge at the end of Oct, 2011. I thought Chuck Strain was expensive, But since I wanted that DUI to disappear I stuck with Chuck instead of going with another lawyer after I read the reviews on this site. The other lawyers told me $1000-$2000 to get me the minimum charges since I blew the breathalyzer. Which means I would have a DUI on my Driving Record. They said they won't be able to make my DUI Disappear. Chuck charged me a similar amount and even started working my case without paying him up front. He let me pay him in increments due to my financial problems! I got frustrated at a certain time and was very rude to Chuck. But Chuck kept his professionalism at all times and showed that he cared and really wanted to help me. And that he DID! I am so grateful to have chose Chuck Strain to represent me, because I have a reckless driving on my record instead of a DUI. Just what I wanted. And the other well-known lawyers admitted they couldn't provide that. I would be stuck with a DUI on my record. Thanks Chuck! I appreciate your service for real.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2018
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Very knowledgable but expensive...
I had a DUI charge and we were able to get it reduced to a Physical Control. This was my first offense. Chuck was able to explain everything that seemed confusing and worked with me on payment however I feel he is a bit pricey as I still paid for a lot of things with this situation on top of his price. Regardless of how much I have paid out, it was my fault it happened and he was able to assist in the time frames allotted.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2009
Yes, but not necessary
While Chuck is extremely thorough and indeed is very knowledgeable, we felt that he was confusing and misleading. I feel I overpaid for the service I received. He was late on 3 occaisions, the last one causing us to miss an entire day of work and school. In my opinion, if this is your first DUI and unless the officer did something wrong and you feel that your rights were violated, you do not need an expensive attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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An unfortunate decision...
I am writing this review so that others will not make the same mistake I did. This man is one of the most condescending, faceitious and awkward individual I and my family have ever met. He was no where near compassionate or understanding. He gave off a weird vibe and if you're looking for a decent price, look elsewhere. Chuck treated myself and my family like we were un-intelligent and lacked common sense. Just because someone has a brush with the law doesn't mean they should be treated with such disrespect. I will say that he knows his stuff on DUI law and the case turned out in our favor as best it could but I would choose differently if I could go back. I hope others take this advice to heart and make a better choice in their representation than I did.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
I would not recommend
I wish I had known about this site a few years ago when my wife got a DUI. My wife and I were stressed and scared and this guy took advantage of our situation. I cant remember the exact price but he "represented" us for like 2 grand. He was very confusing and if we needed any additional paperwork filed he would request a few extra hundred dollars if we wanted him to take care of it. It was my wifes first DUI, she was in the higher tier for what she blew like a .192 I think, we were pulled over on the way home from a bar and pulled over for going 5 over the speed limit because it was 2 in the morning. She ended up getting 1 year probation, alcohol abuse classes, AND 1 week in jail. Yes my 23 year old wife with a clean record prior had to do 1 week at the small jail down the street from the hamilton county justice center. If we could go back in time my wife would have just showed up and plead guilty and saved herself the 2 grand we spent
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2009
What A Joke
Paid this guy $1,000. up front to take the case. After speaking with him a second time, decided he was not what I was looking for in an attorney. Of course he kept the $1,000. for absolutely NO work. He gave me the feeling I was being conned.
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • DePauw University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Cincinnati
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Cincinnati, Executive Committe
  • President
  • 1992 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Northeast Lawyers Club
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2005
  • Lawyers Club of Cincinnati
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2005
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2004
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2004
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2004
  • Northeast Lawyers Club
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2004
  • Lorman Education Systems
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2004
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2003
  • Lawyers Club of Cincinnati
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2003
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2003
  • Lorman Education Systems
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2003
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2003
  • Lorman Education Systems
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2002
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2002
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2002
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2001
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2001
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law lectures
  • 2000
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2000
  • Lawyers' Club of Cincinnati
  • DUI and traffic law
  • 2000
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Cincinnati Criminal defense Lawyer Charles Elliott Strain
Charles Elliott Strain
Criminal defense Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 42 years