Cleveland Trial Litigation Attorney
Everything from the time a client is charged all the way through acquittal or sentencing falls under the umbrella term “trial litigation.” Our goal is to get our client the best possible outcome. While theatrical stomping and shouting before a jury make for a great lawyer sitcom, it does not generally constitute good lawyering. Patituce & Associates loves a good fight but the best weapon in the fight for justice is a well-researched understanding of the law, close familiarity with the facts of the case, and principled zealous representation of a client’s interests.
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The Process of Litigation in Ohio
In Ohio, the litigation process includes the following steps:
- Seeing if evidence against you can be suppressed
- Challenging the validity or credibility of evidence
- Investigating to gather evidence
During the litigation phase of your case, we will demand that the government produce and provide all the evidence against you as well as any evidence which may be favorable to you. This is known as discovery. We will review the discovery in your case to determine if any of the evidence against you can be suppressed. We will discuss whether we should challenge the validity or credibility of the state’s evidence and whether we should use an investigator to gather our own evidence.
Research and Defenses Built by Our Team
Our Cleveland trial litigation attorneys will research the case law surrounding the statutes you are charged with. We will determine defenses that may be available to you, weaknesses in the prosecutor’s legal theory of the case, and other relevant legal issues. We may file motions to limit the admissibility of evidence. Every single one of these steps is crucial whether you ultimately accept a plea deal or proceed to trial. Your lawyer cannot coerce the best possible deal if she does not know the factual and legal strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Risks & Benefits to Proceeding with Trial in Ohio
Your team will meet with you to discuss the possible risks and benefits of proceeding to trial. We will also discuss how we can mitigate the risk of trial by entering a plea. You will be counseled as to the possible consequences of each of your choices. This critical decision is one that must be made by the client with our experienced advice. We are here to answer your questions and to ensure you understand your options.
Handling Your Matter at Trial
If you elect not to take a plea offer, we will proceed to trial. During the trial, the prosecution will present all of the evidence it has collected against you to convince the jury that you are guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Your Cleveland trial litigation lawyer will have an opportunity to cross-examine the government’s witnesses and challenge the prosecutor’s theory. You and your legal team will also have a chance to present your own evidence and arguments during this time.
We believe that every single person has the right to due process. Regardless of the nature of your case, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf from the beginning of the process until the final verdict. Contact Patituce & Associates today.
We Offer No-Cost, Confidential Phone Consultations.
Our Team Has Over 70 Years of Combined Experience.
Our Lead Attorney Is A Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.
Our Attorneys Have Taken Cases to Jury Trials Over 200 Times.
We Are the Firm Other Attorneys, Police & Prosecutors Turn To.
We Are Available 24/7.