Case Results

Obtaining Real Results for Real People
  • Charges Avoided
    Federal Analogue Drug Charges: Unindicted

    Unindicted

    Client was owner of a head shop. Allegedly sold controlled substance analogues.

  • Not Guilty at Trial
    Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey

    State v. Brandon Betliskey

    Client was accused with attempted murder and felonious assault for stabbing an individual with a knife during a fight.

    At trial we demonstrated that the prosecution’s witnesses were unreliable, that they had motives, and that some of the witnesses had even assisted in the assault on Mr. Betliskey. The client faced over a decade in prison, and the prosecution had offered a plea of three to five years in prison.

  • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor
    Mortage Fraud: State v. Bankston (Case 554763)

    State v. Bankston

    Case 554763

    Client charged in a massive mortgage fraud operation by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office. As a result of our efforts the client went from the possibility of both spending a significant time in prison and not being able to maintain his employment to being able to enter a plea to a misdemeanor and putting it behind him.

  • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor
    Fraud: State v. Bailey

    State v. Bailey

    Client faced over five years in prison relating to fraud coming from purchases on certain credit cards. The FBI had been involved in investigating a credit card fraud ring, we demonstrated that our client who had no prior record was not involved in this. The charges were all reduced to a misdemeanor.

  • Sentence Reduced to 55 Months
    United States v. Pugh, 1:16-cr-00291-BYP.

    United States v. Pugh

    1:16-cr-00291-BYP

    Client faced possession with intent to distribute LSD 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)

    Mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, with potential for life in prison.

    Result: 55 month sentence, entry into drug program recommendation, recommendation of camp incarceration.

  • Dismissed
    State v. Levanduski

    OVI.

    ALL charges dismissed after Patituce discovered Trooper (who has now been indicted on another issue) was caught doing some unethical stuff in this case.

  • Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal
    DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles

    City of Cleveland v. Oles

    Client was stopped for what a trooper described as being an illegal lane change. The trooper, in our opinion, employed improper investigative techniques that we argued violated our client’s rights. Trial court agreed.

  • Prosecutor Dismissed the OVI Charges
    OVI: Bay Village v. Keller

    Bay Village v. Keller

    Client charged with driving while impaired. Breath test of over .11. Test was conducted on Intoxilyzer 8000.

  • Reduction in Charges and Client Avoided Mandator
    OVI: State v. Shaver, Elyria

    State v. Shaver, Elyria

    Client charged with multiple offenses. OVI and Child Endangering.

  • Not Guilty at Trial
    Felonious Assault / Attempted Murder: State v. Brandon Betliskey

    State v. Brandon Betliskey

    Client was accused with attempted murder and felonious assault for stabbing an individual with a knife during a fight. At trial we demonstrated that the prosecution’s witnesses were unreliable, that they had motives, and that some of the witnesses had even assisted in the assault on Mr. Betliskey. The client faced over a decade in prison, and the prosecution had offered a plea of three to five years in prison.

  • Plea and Record
    Aggravated Theft: State v. Bailey, Cuyahoga

    State v. Bailey, Cuyahoga

    Client was accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property. We negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor. One year later the matter was completely expunged.

  • Significant Reduction, Probation
    Aggravated Burglary: State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County

    State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County

    Client accused of high level felonies of violence. Client plead to a reduced felony and avoided jail time.

  • No Charges
    Rape: State v. Banks, Port Clinton

    State v. Banks, Port Clinton

    Client accused of rape and sexual misconduct. Through our efforts client avoided being charged. Client was able to put matter behind him.

  • Charges Dismissed – Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Rape: State v. King, Cuyahoga County

    State v. King, Cuyahoga County

    Client drank too much with a female companion at a party – both were under 21. Female companion claimed rape. We fully investigated the matter, met with prosecutor, all felony sex allegations were dismissed prior to trial.

  • Not Guilty at Trial, Finding of Self-Defense
    Felonious Assault: State v. Michael Zeiner

    State v. Michael Zeiner

    Cuyahoga County Case # 597751

    Michael Zeiner was initially charged with felonious assault, a felony of the second degree under Ohio law. This means that if convicted he would have faced between two and eight years in prison. Beyond this a conviction would have resulted in the loss of his job, the loss of his ability to provide for his wife and child, and the loss of reputation. We took this case to trial on his behalf and at the end the jury not only acquitted Mr. Zeiner but they found that he acted in self-defense.

  • Plead to Reduced Charges and Avoided Prison
    OVI: State v. Mitchell, Akron

    State v. Mitchell, Akron

    Client charged with a felony OVI and faced up to 8 years in prison.

  • Charges Dismissed
    Drug Trafficking: State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County

    State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County

    Student charged with the manufacturing of ecstasy. No prior record. We aggressively represented client throughout the proceedings. Entered into treatment program geared towards complete dismissal of charges.

  • Charges Dismissed
    Drug Trafficking: State v. Bittner, Lorain County

    State v. Bittner, Lorain County

    Client caught selling drugs. Client was able to enter into a first offender program as a result of our efforts.

  • Case Dismissed
    Child Pornography: State v. J.S. (A juvenile) Youngstown

    State v. J.S. (A juvenile) Youngstown

    Retained to replace local counsel. Local counsel pushed for a plea to one of the sex related charges. Our firm fully investigated the matter, brought important pieces of evidence to prosecutor, result was a complete and total dismissal.

  • Case Dismissed
    DUI / OVI: Cleveland v. Al-Nazer (2012 TRC 040781)

    Cleveland v. Al-Nazer

    2012 TRC 040781

    Our client was accused of driving while under the influence of drugs, or alcohol. He was later (see below) accused of wrongfully handling a firearm. We filed a motion to suppress on our client’s behalf arguing that the trooper engaged in improper conduct, that the trooper failed to administer field sobriety tests, and that other violations required the case be dismissed. The trial court agreed with us and threw out the entire case.

  • Evidence Suppressed
    OVI-Appeal: City of Cleveland v. Oles

    City of Cleveland v. Oles

    After our victory in the trial court the City of Cleveland appealed this case to the 8 th District Court of Appeals. After extensive briefing of the case and a formal oral argument in front of a panel of three judges, the 8 th District Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court correctly suppressed the evidence we had requested.

  • OVI Charges Dismissed
    DUI/OVI: City of Oberlin v. Barber

    City of Oberlin v. Barber

    Client, a young adult, was pulled over for speeding. The police officer unexpectedly requested that he perform field sobriety testing, and a breath test. We defended our client at the trial court level and the trial court eventually agreed that everything except the speeding charge should be suppressed.

  • Case Dismissed
    DUI/OVI: Bay Village v. Crider

    Bay Village v. Crider

    Client was accused of operating a motor vehicle while impaired. We identified several problems with the prosecutor’s case. We asked that a magistrate suppress evidence but that request was refused, we then appealed the matter to the presiding judge who did agree with us and ultimately suppressed all relevant evidence.

  • Case Dismissed
    DUI/OVI w. a weapon: State v. Al-Nazer (Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491)

    State v. Al-Nazer

    Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491

    The trooper in this case went to every possible step to obtain a conviction against our client but we fought for him. After knowing that he, the trooper, lost the case at the city level (see misdemeanor DUI results above) he took this matter secretly to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. He neglected to tell the prosecutors that he had already lost at the city level, and obtained an Indictment against our client. After a series of filings on our client’s behalf the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor dismissed the case on his own.

  • Not Guilty at Trial
    Domestic Violence: Rocky River v. D.F.

    Rocky River v. D.F.

    Client was charged with domestic violence against his wife. The prosecution offered to allow client to enter a plea to a count of assault, which is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Client would have faced up to 6 months in jail, lost his job, and lost his ability to support his family. At trial we prevailed.

  • Felonies Dismissed
    RAPE: State v. King

    State v. King

    Client was involved in a situation with another person his age. The young woman was highly intoxicated, as was he. Client faced over a decade in prison AND being forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. We persuaded the prosecution to reduce the charges from high level felonies to misdemeanors.

  • Case Dismissed
    Rape: State v. McClintick, Portage County

    State v. McClintick, Portage County

    Hired to replace local counsel. Client was indicted on charges of rape and faced over a decade in prison. Client maintained his innocence and did not want to plea as prior attorney suggested. Our firm was able to aggressively fight the allegations resulting in the prosecutor agreeing to dismiss the charges.

  • Rape Allegation Dismissed
    Rape: State v. J. Smith, Cuyahoga County

    State v. J. Smith, Cuyahoga County

    95 year old client charged with rape. We aggressively fought these allegations. Felonies dismissed.

  • All Sex Counts Dismissed. Probation.
    Rape: State v. Buxo, Cuyahoga County

    State v. Buxo, Cuyahoga County

    Client charged with the rape of his step daughter.

  • Not Guilty on All Felony Sex Offenses
    Rape: State v. Callaway, Zainesville

    State v. Callaway, Zainesville

    Client charged with sex crimes against a fellow college student. Matter taken to trial.

  • Sentenced Under the Mandatory Minimum Sentence
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES: United States v. Williams

    United States v. Williams

    Client faced a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison with a federal sentencing guideline range of nearly 20 years. Following our efforts he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

  • Government Agreed to Massively Reduced Sentence
    Federal Drug Trafficking/Money Laundering: U.S. v. Love

    U.S. v. Love

    Client charged with assisting boyfriend in the operation of a multistate drug operation. Faced in excess of ten years in prison.

  • Client Received House Arrest and Probation
    Federal Bankruptcy Fraud: U.S. v. Brehun
    Client charged with bankruptcy fraud. Faced a lengthy federal prison sentence.
  • Client Received a One Year Sentence
    Federal Bribery Charges: U.S. v. Mukundkumar

    U.S. v. Mukundkumar

    Client charged with bribing a city official and faced a significant prison sentence.

  • Client Only Received a Five Year Sentence
    Federal Child Pornography Charges: U.S. v. Poling

    U.S. v. Poling

    Client charged with child pornography charges, originally faced a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.

  • Avoided Being Charged in the Federal Indictment
    Federal Analogue Drug Charges: Unindicted

    Unindicted

    Client was a manager at a smoke shop in Cleveland, he traveled across country purchasing synthetic drugs for owner.