Brunswick, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Dale Naticchia
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

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... Read More »
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Daniel M. Margolis Esq
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Former Prosecutor | 20+ Years Experience | On Your Side

Dan Margolis focuses on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has... Read More »
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Kevin Wayne Rumes Esq
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Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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.
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....
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 220-8625 4616 Aldersyde Cir
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal and Estate Planning
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 220-4325 1787 Pearl Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, Business and Personal Injury
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 220-3113 3660 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(330) 273-3450 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(440) 572-1151 4070 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 225-7220 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 225-7220 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Richard Joseph Stahl III
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Middleburg Heights, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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. ...
John Zalic Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(216) 218-2015 7515 Pearl Rd. Ste. 206
Cleveland, OH 44130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Over 25 years experience practicing law. My practice consist in large part of divorce, dissolution, custody, modifications and appeals in domestic relations and Juvenile courts in Northern Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Lake Counties.
Christina Marie Turovskiy
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(216) 970-7102 The Caxton Building
812 Huron Road, Suite 290
Cleveland, OH 44115
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Cleveland State University
Mr Thomas A Kelly
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Strongsville, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(440) 846-0000 11221 Pearl Road
Suite 5
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Municipal and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
As of November 2014 I will have been engaged as a full time practitioner for forty years. Over those years I have had the opportunity to represent clients in a wide variety of cases of many stripes. Plainly I have learned that giving my clients good counsel and wise advice based on reliable information is the best path to securing a result that is the best of the available outcomes.
Thomas L Erb Jr
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(330) 368-4499 803 E Washington
Suite 110
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...
Phillip John Henry Esq
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Middleburg Heights, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(440) 243-2800 7530 Lucerne Dr., Ste. 200
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
I am experienced in the following types of litigation: consumer protection, foreclosure, commercial litigation, collections, corporate disputes, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, appellate advocacy and also practices in the area of corporate law. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association. I am an active member of St. Adalbert’s Church in Berea, and was a member of the St. Adalbert’s Parish Council from 2009-2015. I am a member of the Lawyers Guild of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 107, a member of the Middleburg Heights...
Christopher Godinsky
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(440) 826-3400 13702 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Strongsville, OH Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Ohio State University - Columbus
Richard Barbera Esq
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(330) 321-3266 PO Box 0918
209 North Broadway
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Akron
Nick Hanek
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(330) 558-1743 420 North Court Street
Medina, OH 44256
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Social Security Disability
University of Akron School of Law
Matthew Karim Razavi Esq
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(330) 723-9536 72 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Criminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Yu Mi Kim-Reynolds
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Medina, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(330) 331-9172 315 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
Criminal
Brian Smith Esq
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Rocky River, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron School of Law
Brian Smith provides aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation to every person served, so they feel confident that their rights are protected, their interests are served, and their results are maximized.

Mr. Smith uses his trial and negotiation skills in a successful practice where he has developed expertise in representing men and women in felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, OVI/DUI cases, and unemployment appeals. He strives to provide personalized representation, making each and every case and client his most important case.

Mr. Smith offers flat fees and payment plans whenever possible for criminal and DUI/OVI cases. He also understands...
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(844) 766-3739 600 Superior Ave. E, #1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Denise Rini Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(440) 668-9209 600 Detroit
Cleveland, OH 44145
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
I was elected in November 2012 and was seated on January 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Cuyahoga County area, growing up in Maple Heights until the age of 12, and moving to Lyndhurst where I reside today. I attended public school, graduating from Brush High School in 1975.
I have a daughter, Michelle, and understands how difficult raising a child can be as a single parent.
After Michelle graduated from college, I pursued a degree at Baldwin Wallace University and earned a degree in Human Services while working as a private investigator and a freelance designer in advertising.
I worked as...
Ian Nathan Friedman Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(216) 928-7700 1360 E. 9th Street
Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Ian Friedman has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. Based in Cleveland, he has served as counsel across Ohio, the United States and internationally. He is a frequent lecturer, author, commentator, and expert witness called upon to address important legal issues. In addition to his practice, Mr. Friedman is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Computers & Criminal Law. Having tried in excess of 250 jury cases to verdict, Mr. Friedman was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers...
John Sivinski Esq
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(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationRocky River, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Michael J. Wartko
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
Daniel Frank Gigiano Esq
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Wadsworth, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 26 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...
Wesley Buchanan
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 249-1778 195 South Main Street
Suite 202
Akron, OH 44308
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Divorce
University of Akron
Mr. Buchanan created the firm in 2013 to advocate for clients. He has advocated for numerous clients and taken care of their legal needs.
Prior to that, Mr. Buchanan graduated from Heidelberg University with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with minors in Finance and Communications. At Heidelberg, Mr. Buchanan had the opportunity to study Economics at the New College at Oxford. In addition, Mr. Buchanan was Station Manager of WHEI 88.9FM.
In 2004, Mr. Buchanan created Buchanan Insurance and Financial Group. Mr. Buchanan helped his financial clients as a licensed insurance and financial services...
Tad Hoover
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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...
Robert G. Stiefvater
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(330) 299-5458 1126 Industrial Parkway North
Suite 10
Brunswick, OH 44212
Brunswick, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Limited Clients. Proven Results.

I limit the number of clients that I represent because I understand that when you need a lawyer you need someone who is available and can dedicate their time to your legal issue.

I represent individuals and fight to defend their rights and reputation. Call for a free consultation. Even if I am not currently accepting new clients I will make sure that you understand the process in which you are involved.
J. Reid Yoder
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Akron, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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!
Daniel M. Margolis Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(216) 438-9070 1360 W 9th St.
Ste 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Education and Juvenile
Vermont Law School
Dan Margolis focuses on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as an aggressive attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.

Dan is considered an authority on defending sex cases and high-profile cases in juvenile court. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars for juvenile law classes at local law schools.

Don’t put your record, your future, or your freedom at...
Amanda Ackerman Condon
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Personal Injury and Criminal Law is the focus of Amanda Condon. Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein in 2014, she worked at a small boutique firm specializing in personal injury. Amanda also previously served as a Magistrate in Lyndhurst Municipal Court, and from 2005 to 2012, as a prosecutor in Ashtabula County Eastern and Western County Courts. Amanda Condon is currently an Acting Judge in Painesville Municipal Court. Amanda brings a unique perspective to criminal matters, having served on all sides of a case. She is also very committed to the community and has done several...
Jennifer M. Atzberger
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Bay Village, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(440) 263-5720 P.O. Box 40543
(440) 263-5720
Bay Village, OH 44140
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
With over eighteen years of experience in her combined areas of practice, Ms. Atzberger brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the unique needs of your case. Having worked in both the public sector and in private practice, she has provided expert legal advice and representation to a diverse community of clients in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Geauga County.

Ms. Atzberger has experience in education law, representing clients in suspension and expulsion cases, helping to obtain 504 Plans and IEPs, and defending students against civil rights violations and bullying. She also represents clients in juvenile delinquency proceedings, and previously worked as...
Patrick DiChiro
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Independence, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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...
Attorney R. Paul Cushion II
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(216) 630-1052 75 Public Square, Suite 914
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DUI
Cleveland Marshall College of Law
The Hallmark of the R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. Law Firm is their thorough preparation at each phase of the legal process. Their trademark preparation is surpassed only by the passion they hold for their client's legal rights. This passion may, itself, be surpassed by the aggressive legal style of representation this Law Firm displays at each phase of the legal process. These fundamental traits for successful legal defense flow from its founder and CEO, Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. The legal career of Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. is...
Mr. George N. Wukovich Esq
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North Olmsted, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(440) 734-4417 24130 Salzburg Circle
North Olmsted, OH 44070-1585
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Business and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Miami University of Ohio
George N. Wukovich is an attorney licensed to practice before all Federal and State courts and agencies exercising jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Since 1985, Attorney Wukovich has been in private practice as a small firm litigation associate (1985-1997) and as a sole practitioner (1997-present). He successfully represents the interests of individuals, families and small businesses. Attorney Wukovich is also presently active in several professional or legal organizations and other unique special interest groups.
Kristina W. Supler
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(216) 696-1422 101 W. Prospect Ave. Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
Free ConsultationCriminal
Cleveland State University
Ms. Supler has served as both primary and co-counsel during trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She is highly regarded for her organized and comprehensive trial strategies and is well-versed in all criminal areas. Ms. Supler’s particular expertise is federal litigation and sentencing matters. She has lectured on issues affecting sentencing and has authored articles on sentencing and technology topics in national publications.
Matthew Williams
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(216) 785-0093 21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
As an Ohio attorney, I know the legal system is large, complex, and intimidating. I understand that interaction with government agencies is disorienting and the rules are unclear. If you, a family member, or a friend have been arrested, charged with a crime, are the subject of an investigation, or involved in a dispute with the government, it is in the accused person's best interest to obtain legal representation. As an attorney, my job is to defend your interests, freedom, dignity and reputation and to make sure you understand your rights, the process, and the consequences of your...
Linda Marie Malek Esq
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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.
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Brunswick Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH


Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
(330) 456-8361
Canton, OH

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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.