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Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorneys


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A Attorneys Group of Saltzman
1370 Ontario St
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-9696
Aclu Of Ohio
4506 Chester Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 472-2200
Agin & Agin Co LLC A
5910 Landerbrook Drive Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
(440) 460-1415
Allen Ramsey & Associates Co
7530 Lucerne Drive Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44130
(440) 826-4100
Janet Alter
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2920
Susan Keating Anderson
1301 East Ninth Street Suite 350...
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 781-1212
Anthony J Viola
1301 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2930
Armstrong Law Offices
P.O. Box 110087,
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 385-2519
Ashley L. Jones, Attorney at Law
75 Public Square
Suite 714
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 736-8551
Jason Baker
55 Public Square Suite 1330
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-3966
Balmert F Daniel
1375 East 9th Street Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 479-6101
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
200 Public Sq Ste 2300
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 363-1102
Bentoff & Duber Co
55 Public Sq Ste 1200
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-1234
Berkman, Gordon, Murray & DeVan, LLC
55 Public Square
Suite 2200
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-5245
Bonnie S Finley
1301 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2906
Gregory Boop
815 Superior Avenue Suite 2015
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 920-3040
Ralph Cascarilla
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2908
Charles R Schaefer
1301 E 9th St Ste 3500
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2894
Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq.
75 Public Square
Suite 800
Cleveland, OH 44113
(877) 419-9196
Diane Citrino
1375 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 624-4055
Darrell Clay
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2896
Cleveland Defense
196 Erieview Plz
Cleveland, OH 44114
(888) 599-7917
James Conroy
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 928-2912
Criminal Defense
Law Office of Attorney Daniel Thiel 75 Public Sq Ste 650,
Cleveland, OH 44113
(888) 838-4529

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About Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorneys

Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorneys represent clients who have been charged with a criminal offense under the US Criminal Code, or with various State offenses.

Some of the offenses that criminal attorneys deal with include:

  • Young Offender cases
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Impaired Driving
  • Domestic Assault, Sexual Assault
  • Drug Related Offenses
  • Murder / Homicide / Manslaughter
  • Fraud
  • Internet Related Charges
  • Break & Enter

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Impaired Driving Defense Attorneys

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a criminal offense, and most Criminal attorneys will take on cases that involve impaired driving charges. We have created an additional category to for Impaired Driving attorneys since a great number of attorneys specialize in the area of Impaired Driving, and also due to the fact that most individuals who have been charged with an impaired driving offense would search for an Impaired Driving attorney and not a criminal attorney.


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Cleveland, OH Criminal Defense Attorney News

Man cleared of rape that happened in 1993

Stephen Cothran was acquitted of rape and kidnapping charges in connection to an incident that happened in 1993.

Cothran, 56, became a suspect when his DNA linked him to evidence gathered during the incident.

However, a negative test had the jury dismissing the charges against Cothran.

Reuben Sheperd, a criminal attorney in Cleveland defending for Cothran, said that the victim had agreed to have sex with his client.

Cuyahoga corruption snitch gets six years in prison

J. Kevin Kelley was handed a six-year prison sentence for his involvement in the Cuyahoga corruption case, considered as one of the biggest in the county.

Kelley was the first defendant to offer his cooperation to the FBI who was investigating the corruption issue.

He admitted to being the one who collects and pays off the bribes to county officials.

During his sentencing, Kelley issued an apology to his family as well as the taxpayers of Cuyahoga County.

Kelley has also been ordered to pay restitution of about $700,000.

Kelley's cooperation ensured the cooperation of other defendants in the case and the conviction of several people involved in the corruption.

Cleveland defense attorney John Gibbons said there is no excuse for Kelley's involvement in the corruption, however, his cooperation is the best way for him to make amends.

Councilor sentenced to jail for third drunk driving conviction

Cleveland councilor Zack Reed will be spending more than a week in jail for his third drunk driving conviction.

Aside from a 10-day jail term, Reed, who is seeking re-election, will be wearing a bracelet for two months which will monitor his alcohol use.

Cleveland defense lawyers Kevin Spellacy and Jeff Saffold, representing Reed, said their client is being treated for alcoholism and is addressing his addiction to alcohol, which has been going on for much of his life.

Reed's other drunk driving convictions were meted in 2005 and three years later in 2008.

Castro gets life prison with no parole

Ariel Castro will be spending the rest of his life in prison and will never be getting a chance for parole after he admitted to kidnapping and abusing three women for about a decade.

Castro, who used to work as a driver for a school bus, submitted a guilty plea to more than 900 charges in connection with the decade-crime.

The Puerto Rican kidnapped Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry from the years 2002 to 2004, and held them as prisoners in his home until May this year, when they managed to flee.

He made the three women live in appalling conditions, sexually abused them several times which resulted to him fathering a boy with Berry.

Castro also assaulted them several times which also resulted to Berry miscarrying five times.

Despite his guilty plea, Castro had objected to being called a "sexual predator".

Cleveland criminal defense attorney Craig Weintraub said Castro has a mental illness but a forensic psychiatrist said otherwise.

Judge Michael Russo of the Cuyahoga County told Castro that he is not the victim but the victimizer.

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Judge denies third trial for man convicted of murder

Nicholas Christopher Ferro was denied a third trial for the death of Marques Butler in 2009.

Ferro's first trial had ended in a hung jury. In his second trial, he was convicted of murder in the second degree last September.

However, he had asked for a third trial with Miami attorney Carlos Gonzalez pointing out several things, the main of which is that the charges should not have been murder in the second degree because of the scant amount of time that Ferro and Butler have known each other before the incident happened.

According to Ferro's defense, a murder in the second degree charge would require that the perpetrator and victim are familiar with each other thus the need for a time requirement on how long they have known each other basing on the murder laws of Florida.

However, the judge said the amount of time is not required.

With Ferro's demand for a third trial denied, a life imprisonment sentence looms for him.

Philadelphia Church official granted bail after his conviction was reversed

After 18 months in prison, Monsignor William Lynn, may be released when he was granted bail following the reversal of his conviction.

Lynn, who served as a secretary for clergy at the Philadelphia archdiocese, will have to give up his passport. He will also be made to wear an electronic device for monitoring.

The Roman Catholic official was sentenced to between three to six years after he was convicted for endangering an abuse victim of a priest.

However, appeal judges reversed Lynn's conviction because the child-endangerment law which he was accused of violating did not apply to him.

Following the reversal, Lynn's defense lawyers asked for his release which the prosecution opposed during the bail hearing claiming that the priest is a flight risk.

However, Philadelphia defense attorney Thomas Bergstrom said that Lynn would never run away from conviction.

16-year-old charged with hate crime, will be tried as an adult

Richard Thomas may only be 16 years old but he will be facing the charges filed against him as an adult.

Thomas is facing several charges including "hate crime" after he set another teenager, Luke "Sasha" Fleischman, 18, on fire.

Both were riding on a bus when the incident happened with Fleischman wearing a skirt.

Fleischman's parents said their son does not identify himself either as a male or female.

According to police, Thomas had told them he set Fleischman on fire because he is homophobic.

San Francisco defense attorney Michael Cardoza said his client, Thomas, if convicted would be facing a longer sentence because of the hate crime charge.

Man found guilty in beating death of infant

David Christopher Cruz was found guilty in the death of an infant, who is still five months shy of turning one years old.

The infant victim, the son of Cruz's girlfriend, was taken off life support a few days after he was brought into the hospital unconscious.

He suffered head injuries, several fractures and had bruises on his body.

Court heard that Cruz was the infant's baby sitter while the mother goes to work.

Cruz told the police that he had hit the baby because he keeps on fussing.

Michael Begovich, a criminal lawyer in San Diego defending for Cruz, said that the baby's mother also has a responsibility in her son's death because she had not consulted a doctor when the baby had an ear infection.

Man avoids manslaughter conviction

Donnell Deshawn Stean was cleared of manslaughter charges for the death of Bernard Howard Jr. whom he shot during an altercation.

The jury had found that Stean had only shot Howard in defense.

Howard was found to have more than the legal limit of alcohol in his blood while Stean had tested positive of an ingredient found in marijuana.

Howard was one of the people whom Stean found in his apartment when he went home on the night of Nov. 3. They were drinking and helping out a roommate of Stean's who was moving out.

The group got upset when Stean hit an older man who was also living in the apartment.

Howard had punched Stean, who retaliated by pulling out his gun.

Sacramento defense attorney Alan Whisenand said his client, Stean, had felt threatened by the group thus his actions.

Stean was also cleared of seriously wounding the female roommate's brother during the incident.