Lake County, Ohio Criminal Lawyers
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
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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...
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,...
Mr. Weisenburger received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall College of Law in Cleveland,...
Landerbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
Cleveland State University and University of Miami School 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...
Lake County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Kramer Law Clinic
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
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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