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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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Los Angeles lawyers insist on client's release

Blair Berk and Leonard Levine, defense lawyers in Los Angeles, are arguing for the release of their client, Darren Sharper, who used to play in the National Football League.

Sharper has submitted a not guilty plea to sexually assaulting two women in Los Angeles.

However, Sharper remains on indefinite custody with no bail after prosecutors pointed out that he also has an arrest warrant issued by authorities in Louisiana.

Sharper's lawyers are insisting on his release because no case has been filed yet pertaining to the Louisiana arrest warrant.

Jury convicts man of killing ex-girlfriend

Wade Bradford's defense did not convince the jury as they found him guilty in the shooting death of Natalie Allan.

Bradford and Allan had met when Allan worked in one of Bradford's massage parlors. While they were dating, Allan was also dating Kevin Myles, her massage client.

During the trial, the prosecutors told the court that Bradford had shot Allan when she broke up with him and she and Myles had gone to Bradford's place to get her things.

This was countered by Phoenix defense lawyer Jamie Jackson saying that Bradford did not know that he had shot Allan.

According to Jackson, the gun accidentally went off because Myles had suddenly lunged at Bradford.

The jury, however, did not buy this.

Aside from Allan's death, Bradford is also facing charges for the death of another of his former girlfriend, Eleanor Su.

Ex-cab driver agrees to plea deal in murder charges

A plea deal agreement has Broderick Kenyo Smith admitting to manslaughter instead of capital murder in the death of Arlando Maurice Pritchett in 2012.

The plea agreement will have Smith serving just a year in jail for a split sentence of 10 years.

His jail stay will be followed with probation for three years.

Should Smith violate his probation, he could be made to serve the rest of his 10-year sentence.

According to the police, Pritchett had an argument with a cab driver prior to his shooting while Smith admitted that he had been driving a cab during the time of the incident.

Birmingham defense attorney Charles Salvagio said Smith had shot Pritchett because the latter had robbed him.

Life sentence looms over woman found guilty of murder

Jeannette Silvia is looking at a life in prison after a jury found her guilty of murdering Michael Ramirez.

The body of 59-year-old Ramirez was found inside a motel room paid for by Silvia and her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Santos-Torres, who is also charged in connection with Ramirez's death.

Evidence presented in trial showed that Ramirez had paid Silvia for sex then a few days later, Ramirez was made to go to the motel where he was found dead.

Sarah Christensen and Phil Dubois, Colorado Springs defense attorneys, downplayed their client, Silvia's participation in the murder, saying that it was Santos-Torres who killed Ramirez and all she did was helped him escape as he had asked.

The jury, however, did not buy it.

Santos-Torres himself is awaiting trial.

Man sentenced to prison in domestic violence conviction

Lashawn Sheldon was meted a sentence of about four years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and other domestic crimes.

Springfield defense attorney Dale E. Bass said that his client, Sheldon, committed most of the offences while he and the victim were breaking up.

Court heard that when the victim had decided to end her relationship with Sheldon, he had abducted and threatened her. He had also harassed her in her work place.

After serving his prison term, Sheldon will be put under probation for three years.