Cleveland Criminal Lawyers

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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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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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Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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
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
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Ian Friedman is a partner at the law firm of Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. He is a frequent author and lecturer on matters related to criminal justice. He represents individuals and entities across the United States and has served as counsel in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Ian is the current President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and past-President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was the first lawyer to...
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...
Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones Esq.
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Lyndhurst, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(330) 423-4604 5001 Mayfield Road
Suite 316
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
At the law practice of Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, Attorney & Counselor at Law, Rhys is the founder and principal attorney. As a former prosecutor for Mahoning County, he is intimately familiar with all aspects of criminal law. He knows how prosecutors think and how they will approach cases. He is also highly effective in immigration law as well as civil and criminal appeals. Rhys has a long track record of success for his clients and is committed to getting the best possible outcome in any situation. As a persuasive negotiator and aggressive litigator, he knows how to effectively approach each...
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. ...
Daniel M. Margolis Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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...
Kristina W. Supler
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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.
Joseph Donald Hada
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Mayfield Heights, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(440) 202-9414 1392 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Cleveland State University
Joseph Hada is a defense attorney representing clients across northeast 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 of criminal offenses,...
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...
Irina A Vinogradsky Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(216) 292-6655 27600 Chagrin Boulevard
# 420
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Probate
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Irina Vinogradsky received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in Russia, and her law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Ohio. Ms. Vinogradsky practices in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law. She also speaks Russian. Ms. Vinogradsky was born inn Russia. She came to the U.S. in 1992 on H1B visa to work as a computer programmer for County Data Corporation in Burlington Vermont. Driven by her own personal experience as an immigrant who has benefited from the opportunities in the United...
Bret Jordan
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(216) 640-8888 50 Public Square
#1900
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
For over 26 years, Mr. Jordan has dedicated his practice to defending individuals who have been charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. He has represented clients charged with a felony in Cuyahoga County, Portage County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Ashtabula County, Summit County, Erie County and other counties across the State of Ohio. Mr. Jordan also represents individuals accused of Federal Law violations such as: drug trafficking, conspiracy, tax evasion, theft, bank robbery and failure to report as a sex offender. He has practiced in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, United States District...
Matthew S Flemming
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(844) 334-6795 24100 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 280
Cleveland, OH 44122
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Akron School of Law
Matthew S. Flemming joined the Hoffman Legal Group in December 2013 after passing the Ohio State Bar Examination in November 2013. Due to his recognition within the legal community, Matthew was named an Ohio Rising Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019, which is an award issued to only the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Ohio.

Matthew was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, graduating from Solon High School in 2005. In order to prepare himself for the challenges of guiding clients through the legal system, Matt enrolled in the University of Akron's School of...
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...
William Lawrence Summers Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(216) 696-0727 5910 Landerbrook Drive
Landerbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Immigration
Cleveland State University and University of Miami School of Law
Daniel Williams
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 W. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Criminal Law is the focus of Daniel Williams. He represents clients throughout NE Ohio including Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. After working tirelessly for the past three years advocating for the rights of indigent criminal defendants throughout Lake County, Dan joined Dworken & Bernstein. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Miami University, Dan moved to Chicago where he worked as an Account Executive for a nationwide mortgage lending company. But his pride in his hometown never wavered, and he returned to Cleveland where he graduated from law school at Cleveland-Marshall and married his wife Gina. Dan practices...
Amanda Ackerman Condon
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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...
Thomas Inglesby Perotti Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(216) 881-1200 600 Superior Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they need immediate help. We take the time to listen to all their concerns and to get all the facts about their case. We provide thorough research into the legal matter to make sure there are no surprises that can affect the outcome. Don’t let your legal situation get worse, call or email us today for a consultation.
Sean A. Boris
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(216) 264-6295 4403 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Offers Video ChatCriminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

I have been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 2008. I am a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

I have devoted my entire legal career to the practice of criminal defense. I have represented clients on a variety of criminal matters throughout Northeast Ohio. I love being a criminal defense attorney.
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
Brandon James Henderson
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(216) 220-6776 3238 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Case Western Reserve University
As a founding partner at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, Cleveland lawyer Brandon Henderson provides offers legal counsel to people who have been charged with a crime. With more than a decade of legal experience under his belt, he has handled a wide range of criminal cases. Before the formation of his firm, he handled civil and criminal cases at the firm Zukerman, Daiker, & Lear Co., L.P.A. Mr. Henderson is a proud graduate of a Case Western Reserve University, and during his time in law school, he participated in numerous community outreach and honors programs. Attorney Henderson is a...
Jerome Milton Emoff
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Cleveland State University
Jerome Emoff received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1970, and his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1974. Mr. Emoff is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court, and all other courts in the state of Ohio. Mr. Emoff concentrates his practice exclusively in all aspects of criminal litigation including federal and state cases at both the trial level and...
Jacqueline Greene
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(216) 241-1430 55 Public Square, Suite 1055
Cleveland, OH 44113-1901
Criminal and Civil Rights
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jacqueline Greene joined Friedman & Gilbert in February 2014. Jacqueline’s civil rights practice focuses primarily on police and prison/jail misconduct, wrongful convictions and wrongful imprisonment, and other government misconduct.

Jacqueline also provides criminal defense representation in federal, state, and municipal criminal cases.

In addition, Jacqueline serves as Co-Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. In this capacity, Jacqueline recruits and organizes pro bono criminal defense attorneys for political criminal cases in the Greater Cleveland area, defends protesters herself, and represents the NLG in civil litigation. Jacqueline also trains and organizes NLG Legal Observers (who observe law enforcement conduct at...
Russell S. Bensing
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(216) 241-6650 600 IMG Building
1360 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Criminal and Appeals
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
I've been practicing criminal law for over 40 years. I've handled more than 300 appeals, in the Ohio appellate courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the US 6th Circuit.
Jonathan Aaron Bartell Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(216) 771-1900 820 West Superior Ave
Suite 800
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University
I believe that every person should have strong legal support as well as an attorney that genuinly cares about the outcome. I have handled cases all over the United States and put myself 110% to each and every case as if it were the only case I am handling.
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...
Matthew Charles Bangerter Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(216) 574-9170 1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Akron
John Zalic Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Justin Michael Weatherly
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(216) 220-6776 3238 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationCriminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Justin Weatherly is a criminal defense attorney in Cleveland and a partner at Henderson & Weatherly, Co. LPA. Since 2004, Mr. Weatherly has practiced law in Ohio. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation including numerous trials. As a result of his record of legal diligence, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized him as one of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014. Attorney Weatherly is a graduate of University of Dayton and Case Western Reserve School of Law. His firm is happy to provide free case evaluations—contact them today to get one.
Sofia Teren
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(216) 255-4042 5001 Mayfield Road, Suite 316 A
Cleveland, OH 44124
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Russian Speaking Attorney. I am dedicated to serving clients with integrity and professionalism in the legal field areas that include Personal Injury, Juvenile Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law. My Law Firm provides individualized legal services, and I interact directly with the clients from the commencement of the legal matter and until it is resolved. I personally answer the phone, give clients advice and represent their best interests through the entire duration of the cases. I ensure that our clients are always well informed and updated on the status of their legal matter.Our Law Firm dedicated to providing quality legal...
Aaron Thomas Baker
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(216) 591-0727 55 Public Square, Suite 2020
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DUI
Emmett Robinson
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(216) 505-6900 6600 Lorain Avenue #731
Cleveland, OH 44102
Criminal, Appeals and Business
Harvard Law School and Ohio State University - Columbus
Bruce Steven Rutsky
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(216) 381-3400 5001 Mayfield Rd., Suite 201
Cleveland, OH 44124
Criminal and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus
I have been practicing plaintiffs personal injury law and criminal defense in the Northeast Ohio area for over 25 years. Avid runner and soccer dad/fan
Brian Richard McGraw Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(216) 574-2516 1370 Ontario St. Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Lori Ann Zocolo Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(216) 621-6138 815 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Abel & Zocolo Co., L.P.A. has over 75 years of family law, probate, and personal injury experience in Northeast Ohio.
Barbara Elaine Saltzman Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(216) 696-9290 55 Public Square
Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Rick L. Ferrara
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(216) 816-0707 2077 East 4th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Consumer
Cleveland State University
Eric C Nemecek
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(440) 796-8088 1304 West 6th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal
Cleveland State University
I represent clients who are charged with crimes in State or Federal Court, both in Ohio and throughout the United States. Please contact Cleveland criminal defense attorney Eric Nemecek directly to discuss the facts of your case.
Edwin J. Vargas Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(216) 539-1236 The Gehring Building
1956 W. 25th Street, Suite 302
Cleveland, OH 44113
Criminal, Business and DUI
Jeannette M. Weaver Esq
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(440) 886-3800 6741 Ridge Rd
Cleveland, OH 44129
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Traffic Tickets
Craig W. Smotzer
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Cleveland, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(440) 821-4799 11510 Buckeye Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Criminal
Craig W. Smotzer’s career as an advocate for the accused began after his graduation from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Having been born and raised in the Cleveland area, and after his undergraduate education at The Ohio State University, he returned home to attend law school.

After becoming licensed to practice law in 2006, he set out to better serve those who have been accused of crimes, those who have been wrongly accused, and to defend the rights that each of us have been guaranteed by our Constitution. He has effectively represented many clients who have been charged with all...
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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.

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