Patituce & Associates is a criminal defense law firm with an office in Beachwood, Ohio. We are proud to defend clients throughout Eastern Cuyahoga County, Lake County, and Geauga County. Our lawyers aggressively fight to defend our clients-and, as a result of our approach, we typically obtain very good results for our clients.
If you're arrested or cited for a misdemeanor in Beachwood and do not wish to fight the charge, your case will be heard in Mayor's Court. If you plan to contest the charge or citation, your case will be heard in Shaker Heights Municipal Court if it is a misdemeanor and Cuyahoga County Court if it is a felony.
Beachwood Mayor's Court
2700 Richmond Road,
Beachwood, OH 44122
Shaker Heights Municipal Court
3344 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Our law firm gets results for our clients because we have a real understanding of how to defend our clients from DUI/OVI charges. Many people (including some criminal defense attorneys!) have no idea that Ohio OVI law stipulates that there are really two legal limits in Ohio. The first legal limit is fairly commonly known: 0.08. The second legal limit, the upper limit, is 0.17. If you fail a breathalyzer test with a result over 0.17 you face additional penalties that you would not normally face if the result was between 0.08 and 0.17.
Often, people looking for a DUI lawyer call and ask our opinion on entering a "no contest" plea at arraignment, and in their mind saving time, money, and energy. This might seem like a good idea...at first. However, if you consider that there could be a license suspension, fines, insurance increases, jail time, and other penalties, it quickly becomes obvious that entering a plea of "no contest" at arraignment is generally a very bad idea.
We work hard for our clients and have developed a strong reputation as highly-skilled criminal attorneys. We stand by that reputation. We understand that the mere accusation of a crime can have a lasting impact on your life-and a conviction can ruin not only your life, but the lives of those around you: your family, your friends, and your colleagues. That's why we will challenge the evidence and fight for our clients from start to finish.
Often, we hear complaints about other criminal attorneys; specifically, that they try to push their clients into a plea bargain without really exploring the evidence after an arrest. We always prepare as if we are going to take a case to trial, putting pressure on the government to do their jobs. We feel that it is our job to cover all of your bases and provide you with the information you need to make some of the most important decisions in your life. After looking at all of the evidence, we will give you our honest opinion as to what we feel you should do as experienced criminal lawyers - and we will completely support you in that decision.
We like to think of ourselves as some of the best DUI Attorneys in Northeast Ohio, and we want clients who want to fight to protect their freedom, their job, their families, and their future from the consequences of being convicted of a criminal charge. We do not believe that you should have to pay to speak to a criminal attorney regarding your case; as such, we will provide you with a free initial consultation. Call (440) 709-8088!