CASE RESULTS

FELONY CHILD ENDANGERING

Our client was charged with a Felony in the second Degree (F2) Child Endangering and a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1) Domestic Violence in the Summit County Court
of Common Pleas. Our client was at a cookout with his children and his young child was choking another child. He grabbed his child in an attempt to stop her from hurting the other child and later it was determined that the child had a fractured clavicle. His ex-wife reported the incident to the police and he was charged. After 8 months of work, depositions, motion writing, and preparing for trial, we were able to successfully argue that our client was not responsible for creating a substantial risk to the health or safety of the child, did not violate a duty of care and did not commit Domestic Violence. He plead guilty to a Misdemeanor in the Fourth Degree (M4) Disorderly Conduct.

FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Our client was charged with Domestic Violence, a Felony in the Fourth Degree (F4), Domestic Violence a Felony in the Fifth Degree (F5) and Resisting Arrest a Misdemeanor in the Second Degree (M2) in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. Our client was charged when his pregnant girlfriend called the police after an argument. Police arrived and they restrained our client, subsequently charging him. After talking with the witnesses, filing motions with the Court, and having discussions with the Prosecutor, we were able to successfully argue that our client did not cause or threaten physical harm to a family member or household member. He plead to a Misdemeanor in the Second Degree (M2) Resisting Arrest.

OVI- 2nd OFFENSE IN 10 YEARS

Our client was charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence, a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1) his second offense in 10 years and a Marked Lanes violation a Minor Misdemeanor (MM) in the Barberton Municipal Court. Our client was driving home late at night when he realized that there was a road closure sign ahead of him. He then turned into the parking lot to turn around, before he could turn around he was pulled over for a Marked Lanes violation. After watching the videos and reading the police reports, we argued that our client did not make a marked lanes violation nor was there any evidence of impairment. He plead to a Reckless Operation a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1) with no license suspension.

OVI - 1st OFFENSE HIGH BLOW

Our client was charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1), Marked Lanes a Minor Misdemeanor (MM), and Traffic Control Devices a Minor Misdemeanor (MM) in the Akron Municipal Court. Our client was driving home when she went through a red light. She submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test. Her breath test was .21. After reviewing the videos and police reports, we successfully argued that the officer did not conduct field sobriety tests in substantial compliance with what the law requires. Our client plead to a Physical Control a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1) with no penalties.

OVI - 3rd OFFENSE

Our client was charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence a Misdemeanor in the First Degree (M1) a 3 rd offense in 10 years and a Marked Lanes violation a Minor Misdemeanor (MM) in the Akron Municipal Court. Our client was pulled over after she made a Marked Lanes violation. After finding out that our client was previously unrepresented in her prior OVI cases. We filed the necessary motions addressing the issues with her prior OVIs during sentencing. We were able to successfully argue that our client should be sentenced under the sentencing guidelines of a 2 nd OVI rather than a 3 rd OVI. Our client plead and received 18 days of House Arrest and had to complete a Driving Intervention Program.

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

Our client was charged with Aggravated Burglary a Felony in the First Degree (F1) and Criminal Damaging a Misdemeanor in the Second Degree (M2) in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Our client received a call from his sister asking him to come over after her and her boyfriend got into an argument. When he came to his sister’s home her boyfriend called the police and he was subsequently charged. Instead of waiting until our client was indicted, we addressed the Grand Jury outlining the facts of the incident. The case was eventually remanded back to the municipal court. He plead to Criminal Damaging a Misdemeanor in the Second Degree (M2).

FELONY THEFT

Our client was charged with Theft a Felony in the First Degree (F1) in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Our client was indicted for stealing over $150,000 from the elderly. After going through voluminous pages of banking information and other evidence, we were able to successfully negotiate a plea with the Prosecutor. Our client plead to a reduced charge of Theft a Felony in the Fifth Degree (F5), with no prison time, which our client would be able to expunge and seal after she successfully completes probation.

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