Bath, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Tad Hoover
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer

Tad has focused extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Tad has counseled clients through high asset divorce cases, domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody... Read More »
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Robert E. Rosenberg
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Robert Rosenberg has been serving Portage County for more than 20 years. He primarily practices in the areas of Domestic Relations, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury/Civil Litigation. He has argued... Read More »
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Dan J Weisenburger Esq
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

Mr. Weisenburger's practice consists of criminal and DUI defense exclusively. He is one of a handful of Criminal Defense lawyers in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National... Read More »
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Casey Cramer
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Fairlawn, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(330) 780-7460 P.O. Box 5419
Fairlawn, OH 44334
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Toledo
Attorney Casey Cramer is the owner and creator of Cramer Law Firm LTD. Attorney Cramer believes in the "Essence of Compassion" and planned on forming a law firm which focuses on compassion for its clients. In 2014, Attorney Cramer was recognized for her commitment to clients and was awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers. "Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and...
Lee Wagoner Jr
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 475-7750 3480 West Market St
Suite 202
Akron, OH 44333
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Mr. Kevin McCue
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Fairlawn, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 836-5200 2725 Abington Court, Suite 100
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Criminal and Personal Injury
Tad Hoover
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(330) 922-4491 2745 Nesbitt Avenue
Akron, OH 44319
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Tad has focused extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Tad has counseled clients through high asset divorce cases, domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody disputes, and has successfully both brought and defended contempt actions and civil protection orders. Tad has handled both high asset divorce cases from the inception to completion at trial, and has also successfully minimized court involvement for his clients through negotiating advantageous settlements.

Along with developing his Domestic Relations practice, Tad has also gained considerable experience as a trial lawyer in criminal and traffic matters. Tad is experienced in negotiating desirable plea...
Michael J. Wartko
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(330) 835-3854 1653 Merriman Rd., Suite 114
Akron, OH 44313
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Wartko was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He attended high school at Archbishop Hoban in Akron, Ohio before entering the political science program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. While at the university, Mr. Wartko was a member of the mock trial program and an executive council member of the Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. Upon graduation, Mr. Wartko attended Western Michigan University's, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, Mr. Wartko interned for a family law practice, where he first gained an interest in the area of...
Linda Marie Malek Esq
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(330) 819-8018 2926 State Road
Suite 211
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Linda M. Malek is a criminal defense lawyer in Ohio specializing in DUI/OVI, practicing in and around Akron, Ohio. With over 13 years of experience practicing criminal law, you can rest assured that you are in the right hands.
Jonathan Todd Sinn
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
137 South Main Street
Suite 300
Akron, OH 44308
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron and Youngstown State University
I have over twenty years experience in criminal law, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. My office is in Akron, Ohio but I travel all around the Akron-Canton area representing good people who for whatever reason find themselves facing down the government in a criminal charge. I handle everything from drunk driving cases (OVI/DUI) to Capital Murder. I'm very good at my job because I work very hard to obtain the best results for my clients. If you have have court in Akron, Barberton, Stow, Ravenna, Kent, Massilon, Canton, Wadsworth or anywhere else in Northeast Ohio,...
J. Reid Yoder
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 498-7153 209 South Main Street
3rd Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Akron
Attorney Reid Yoder is a former prosecutor for the City of Akron, who has tried numerous high-profile cases. After working for the Prosecutor's Office for four years, Mr. Yoder went to work at his private practice, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and juvenile/domestic relations. Mr. Yoder has been honored at a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, and has performed many acts of community service and pro-bono work. If you need representation for a personal injury or criminal case, contact Mr. Yoder today!
Kevin Patrick Ondrey Esq
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Wadsworth, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(866) 334-6345 6487 Ridge Rd.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
I am a criminal defense trial lawyer. I have been practicing criminal defense since 1999. I received my undergraduate degree in criminal justice. I have focused my law practice in the area of criminal law. I am dedicated to maintaining close relationships with all my criminal, traffic, OVI, DUI, and DUS clients. When needed, I schedule legal consultations with my clients at their home or other convenient locations. I am committed to promptly returning all telephone calls, and keeping my clients well informed of their case progress. I want to help you and I may consider...
Mr. Alexander R. Folk
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(330) 762-8773 12 E. Exchange St.,
5th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
University of Akron
Mr Nicholas J. Horrigan
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 502-4280 209 South Main Street
3rd Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron
Attorney Nicholas J. Horrigan practices criminal defense, civil litigation, and debt collection at the law firm of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder. He attended the Ohio State University, where he received his B.A. in Strategic Communication and a minor in business. Three years later, he graduated from law school at Akron University School of Law. Mr. Horrigan had the great privilege of being an associate editor for the Akron Law Review, and also clerked for the Honorable Judge Elinore-Marsh Stormer of Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Horrigan now works for the law firm of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder as...
Jeff Robert Laybourne Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(330) 434-3880 159 South Main Street
Suite 900
Akron, OH 44308
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Akron School of Law
With twelve years of experience in a wide variety of practice areas including criminal defense, civil litigation, landlord-tenant law, juvenile law, domestic relations, collections and estate planning, Jeff is uniquely prepared to aggressively pursue his clients’ interests. While specializing in the field of criminal defense, Jeff has successfully represented clients charged with a variety of felonies and misdemeanors, from Aggravated Murder to OVI and every imaginable charge in between. An experienced trial attorney, he has represented clients in numerous high profile jury trials with many resulting in Not Guilty verdicts. Jeff is the immediate past Chair of the Criminal Law...
Mr Thomas M DiCaudo
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(888) 502-4280 209 South Main Street
3rd Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Akron
When you need skilled criminal defense representation, Attorney DiCaudo is the right choice for you. Mr. DiCaudo was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1988. He graduated in the top of his class from the University of Akron School of Law, and immediately accepted a position with Prosecutor's Office in Akron. Mr. DiCaudo moved from Assistant Prosecutor to Assistant Chief Prosecutor in only three years! He work for the Prosecutor's Office for over 10 years before taking his skills and expertise in criminal law to his own law practice in 2008. Mr. DiCaudo is definitely an expert when it...
Wesley Buchanan
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(330) 249-1778 12 East Exchange Street
5th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
University of Akron
Jordan E Knabb
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Brian Lee Coffman Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(330) 434-1529 159 S Main St
Suite 808
Akron, OH 44308
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Michael Terrence Conway Esq
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Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 220-7660 3456 Sandlewood Dr.
Brunswick, OH 44212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
University of Akron
I have been in the practice of law for over two decades and have clients all over the United States and some overseas. I have years of jury trial experience against all kinds of opposing parties from multi-billion dollar corporations to the local county prosecutor's office. I am a member of the prestigious million dollar advocates forum which less than 1% of all trial lawyers are members of, and I have prevailed in litigation against companies such as big three auto manufacturers, steel makers, nuclear materials providers, and won cases against corporate giants like Kellog Brown and Root (KBR)and Halliburton....
Christine Ellen Wheeler Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 283-7811 P.O. Box 5860
Akron, OH 44372
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law
Jeffrey James Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 815-3063 337 Hickory Street
Akron, OH 44303
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
Michael Brandon Washington Esq
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(740) 391-1683 P.O. Box 944
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Criminal, Business, Juvenile and Municipal
University of Akron School of Law
Barbara Joy Rogachefsky Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(330) 294-1032 12 E. Exchange Street, 5th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law
Donald Storm Varian Jr
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 434-4100 195 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Chris M. Sullivan
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Fairlawn, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 564-3489 P.O. Box 5162
Fairlawn, OH 44334
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
I started my criminal defense legal practice with the belief that everyone is entitled to aggressive, quality representation. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony, assault, domestic violence, homicide, drug offense, DUI, OVI, DUS or other criminal charge, I will fight for your legal rights. If you have been accused of a crime, I will aggressively negotiate for you or take your case through trial. If you have been accused of a crime, do not talk to the police. I am a criminal defense trial lawyer dedicated to maintaining close relationships with all my criminal, traffic, OVI, DUI, and...
Ronald Thomas Gatts Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 253-7171 137 South Main Street
Suite 201
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Timothy Dale McKinzie Esq
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 864-3100 529 White Pond Dr
Akron, OH 44320
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Adam Vanho
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 253-7171 137 South Main Street, Suit: 201
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal
Dale Naticchia
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Seven Hills, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(888) 384-3253 4141 Rockside Rd
#230
Seven Hills, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
I entered the legal field as a law clerk in 1983 and was admitted into practice in 1986. I began the practice of law with a law firm that represented corporate clients. If any of the corporate client's owners or employees got into trouble with the law, I was assigned the task of representing them. I found I really preferred representing people as opposed to corporations and started my own practice in 1989. I truly enjoy what I do and keep myself immersed in the law and representing my clients in court. Bad things happen to good people and...
Richard Joseph Stahl III
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Middleburg Heights, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(440) 891-8388 18051 Jefferson Park
Suite #102
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Ohio Northern University
Rick is an attorney in Middleburg Heights, Ohio who works mainly in Family Law (Divorce, Support, Custody, etc.). In additional to representing litigants in divorce, custody, and support matters, he also acts as a Guardian ad Litem and represents the rights of children. His practice also includes work in Probate (Wills, Trusts, Estates, etc.), Criminal, and Appellate Advocacy, and provides services throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina counties. He graduated from Ohio Northern University with his Bachelors of Science Degree in 2003 and went on to receive his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006. ...
Eli Heller
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Stow, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(330) 686-2890 4466 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Stow, OH 44224
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law
Attorney Eli Heller has been practicing law in Ohio since 2013. His experience encompasses litigating complex cases in courts throughout Northeast Ohio, primarily in criminal defense, felony, juvenile and DUI defense, and in family law, divorce, dissolution, child custody and support.

Attorney Heller is a passionate trial lawyer who loves helping his clients through some of the most difficult challenges in their lives. He prides himself on his ability to listen and understand the issues that are important to his clients. He provides them with the guidance needed to make well-informed, strategic decisions in their cases. Whether it involves negotiations or...
Daniel Frank Gigiano Esq
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Wadsworth, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(330) 336-3330 102 Main St
Ste. 200
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Attorney Gigiano has practiced law since 1993 and has been the owner of Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A. since 2002. He provides aggressive and experienced legal representation for family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, personal injury, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning. Because he provides legal representation in a number of area, he can meet all the legal needs of his clients. By building a trusted relationship with his clients, he becomes a valuable resource for his clients in an important way: if the client has a legal need that Attorney Gigiano does not handle, Attorney Gigiano...
Christopher David Langholz
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Independence, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(216) 524-7777 5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600-133
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The University of Toledo College of Law
Attorney Langholz has been practicing Criminal law and Family law in Ohio since 2011. He has experience litigating complex cases in courts throughout Ohio. Chris relishes a challenge, and is eager to help his clients resolve theirs. Chris has carried a number of trials to verdict and negotiated settlements or dismissals in many other cases. He is experienced in numerous types of cases including: Domestic Violence, Possession of Drugs, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, OVIs, Driving Under Suspension, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Burglary. Chris is also experienced in handling Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and other Family law...
Dan J Weisenburger Esq
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Stow, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(330) 686-2890 4466 Darrow Road, Suite 13
Stow, OH 44224
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Mr. Weisenburger's practice consists of criminal and DUI defense exclusively. He is one of a handful of Criminal Defense lawyers in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Why is it important? A certification is regarded as an unquestionable proof of expertise. When a Prosecutor knows that an Attorney is not afraid to go to trial, he/she is more inclined to negotiate a better resolution for your case.

Mr. Weisenburger received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall College of Law in Cleveland,...
Joseph Donald Hada
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Parma, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(440) 202-9414 5335 Broadview Road
Parma, OH 44134
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Joseph Hada is an Associate Attorney at Quinn Legal Associates, Inc. located in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Hada dedicates his practice to the defense of charges relating to OVI/DUI, Criminal and Traffic offenses. He is deeply rooted in Northeast Ohio and built a reputation as a strong advocate for his clients.

Mr. Hada graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Heidelberg University and went on to receive his J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He began his career as a public defender in Lake County, Ohio, representing juveniles and adult defendants accused of all type...
Patrick DiChiro
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Independence, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(216) 642-0424 6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland Marshal College of Law
After being admitted to the bar in 1989, Patrick DiChiro began his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation, and Probate Law where he has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Over the years, Patrick DiChiro has expanded services to his private practice, and is recognized as a reputable Trial Lawyer.

As a Trial Lawyer, Patrick DiChiro has used his extensive experience to establish favorable outcomes within the Trial Court and throughout various Appellate Courts, on behalf of clients and other attorneys in need of assistance with their complex cases.

Patrick...
Jason F. Barr
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Independence, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(216) 586-5437 6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Ste 200
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Capital University Law School
Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney with the law firm of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP providing legal services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most.
Jonathan Jennings Esq
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Kent, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
1001 South Water Street
Kent, OH 44240
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Malone College
Kevin Wayne Rumes Esq
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Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(330) 241-7110 Grafton Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College
Charged with a crime? You want to retain a lawyer who has experience in both Litigation and Criminal Defense. Choosing the right Criminal Defense Attorney to vigorously defend you is the most important decision you will make. With Attorney Kevin Wayne Rumes, your case will be treated with the seriousness it deserves! Attorney Rumes has handled thousands of cases as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, and has earned many outstanding legal victories, along with an excellent reputation as a premier Defense Attorney in the Cleveland area. Now practicing in all counties and courts in Ohio.
Viktoriya Dyrda
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(216) 524-7777 5005 Rockside Road, Suite 600-133
Cleveland, OH 44131
Criminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Attorney Viktoriya Dyrda is a talented criminal defense litigator with an intense passion for justice, which serves her clients well. Her dedication and willingness to step into the courtroom set her apart from other criminal defense lawyers. Viktoriya’s thorough and carefully crafted approach to criminal charges provides clients with the guidance to make well-informed and strategic decisions in their cases. Ms. Dyrda is a vigorous advocate, and offers clients unfiltered and forthright advice on the best course of action for their criminal charges. She is compassionate in defending her client’s rights.

Attorney Dyrda provides representation to people accused of felonies,...
Thomas L Erb Jr
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 725-4114 600 E Smith Rd
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Thomas Erb Jr. is an experienced attorney focused primarily on the areas of domestic relations, criminal, and juvenile law. This includes working with cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, serious felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI/OVI. His experience includes bench and jury trials, negotiated settlements, and contested hearings. Tom is known for his tough, effective approach that gets results for his clients. Tom was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2012 after earning his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Akron in 2003 and 2009, respectively. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Case...
Joel Allen Holt
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Kent, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(330) 673-9500 217 North Water Street
Suite E
Kent, OH 44240
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
University of Akron School of Law
JOEL A HOLT, Esq./CIPP-US, is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice in the areas of business law, civil litigation, and real estate law, with a specific focus on information security and privacy. Attorney Holt is a certified privacy professional, holding a CIPP-US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has a broad legal background, including appellate advocacy, corporate formation and governance, securities, and transactional law. Mr. Holt is also a proficient civil litigator, with over 11 years' experience in Ohio and Federal courts. Attorney Holt graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, magna cum laude....
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.