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Our Attorneys have taken cases to jury trials over 400 times and lost 28.

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We’ve Taken 200+ Cases to Trial

At Patituce & Associates, we handle criminal matters through all stages of the justice process. Our criminal defense lawyers in Cleveland, OH, have a reputation for getting results, and we are ready to stand by you at every step in your case. Our lawyers have 70+ years of combined experience and are backed by a track record of results. We have handled numerous criminal cases, including drug crimes, federal crimes, juvenile crimes, sex offenses, theft crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. Through every case, we remain focused on protecting our client’s rights.

Defending Charges of DUI in Ohio

Our Ohio defense lawyers have extensive experience defending charges of DUI. Our criminal defense team consists of three former prosecutors. We know what the other side needs to prove to obtain a conviction, which means we know how to build strategies to counter them.

We thoroughly review every detail to aggressively fight charges. Our team also assists clients already convicted. In such cases, we pursue every post-conviction relief vehicle available to help clients seek a second chance. We work toward overturning wrongful convictions, seeking early release, and challenging unlawful confinement.

Crafting a Tailored Defense for Your Case

At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we recognize that every criminal case is unique and deserves a customized defense strategy. Our attorneys understand that your specific situation requires individualized attention, and we are dedicated to providing just that. We will take the time to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and analyze the evidence against you to build a defense that is tailored to your needs and goals.

With years of experience in handling various criminal cases across the state of Ohio, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to fight for your rights and protect your future. Our commitment is to provide you with the best possible defense and help you achieve a favorable outcome.

We believe in keeping our clients informed every step of the way and involving them in the decision-making process. We will work together with you to develop a defense strategy that is unique to your case and will work tirelessly to protect your freedom.

Case Results

At Patituce & Associates, our main focus is on you, the client. We don’t work for the government. We work for you. Our Ohio criminal defense attorneys understand that each and every client brings a new set of issues, problems, and difficulties that they need to overcome. Often, these problems can appear to be overwhelming, and even impossible, to deal with. Our law firm does not feel that way.

State v. Tevin Biles Acquittal Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault

We were able to prove that there was insufficient evidence to prove that our client was involved in the shooting.

STATE V. BECKWITH, CUYAHOGA COUNTY Charges Dismissed Drug Trafficking

Student charged with the manufacturing of ecstasy. We aggressively represented client throughout the proceedings.


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.

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Types of Criminal Cases We Represent in the State of Ohio

At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we are prepared to handle a wide range of criminal cases in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Our Ohio criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented clients facing several types of criminal charges, including:

If you are unsure whether our attorneys can represent your case, schedule a free consultation with our firm today. Our lawyers will carefully evaluate the charges against you, explain your legal options, and help you take your first steps toward building a strong defense.

What to Look for in an Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer

Choosing the right Ohio criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a successful outcome or a conviction with serious consequences. When looking for an Ohio criminal defense lawyer, there are several factors you should consider.

With the right attorney by your side, you can have confidence in your case and increase your chances of achieving the best possible outcome. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources to the table. Coupled with an impressive record of successful verdicts, our lawyers have the skills and expertise necessary to help you navigate the Ohio criminal justice system.

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There is no case that is hopeless, and if your freedom is on the line, our attorneys will fight for you.

Benefits of Hiring a Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been charged with a crime, hiring a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. A defense attorney with experience handling similar cases to yours can help protect your rights and your future. Below are just some of the benefits of hiring a Cleveland criminal defense attorney:

Client Testimonials
“He gave me hope and then delivered.”
I was treated like a priority from the first day I spoke with Attorney Patituce. He made it clear that he and all of his associates would work on my case and they did. I took a great deal of comfort knowing that it was not just one single attorney but a group of them protecting me. A downside of being charged with a crime is that you have to sit in courtrooms. The upside of sitting in courtrooms is you get to see how your attorney acts after the sales pitch has ended. It was clear that my attorneys commanded the room when they walked in, they were constantly taken first, and my results were great.
“It would be a mistake to hire any other Attorney.”
I was charged with a DUI after I was pulled over in my driveway by a Trooper I went to high school with. I had a friend that worked for Joe, and she recommended him, saying I would be dumb not to go with him. I was able to speak with either Joe or a member of his team whenever possible. I never felt like an after thought, or felt worried that the case wouldn’t go favorably for me. Joe and his team were able to prove before the trial that the Trooper was showing great biased towards me and going out of his way to make me look guilty. After the great amount of evidence we had against the trooper and the clear cut fact that I wasn’t intoxicated. They were able to get the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss all charges.
“Professional, courteous, knowledgeable and tough.”
Joe’s team did a great job of defending my son against a serious assault charge. They were with us every step of the way through a very intimidating legal process, ensuring that we were kept prepared and informed. Our calls were always answered promptly regardless of day or time. The team vigorously defended my son and succeeded in getting the charge reduced which allowed him to be placed on probation. I hope to never need to hire a defense attorney again, but if I do Patituce and Associates is the only firm I will call.
"Excellent lawyer who saved us."
I was accused of a felonious assault. Mr. Patituce stood up to the prosecutors who told us that someone had to take a felony. When the prosecutors tried to bully Mr. Patituce around he pushed back and caught them in their lies. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on ALL charges and found that Mr. Patituce proved self defense. This case drew national media attention and was very stressful, we could have not done it without our attorney.
"Exceptional lawyer, highly recommend."
I was charged with driving under the influence. I found Joseph Patituce online and discovered that he had affordable pricing. When I went to court, I was blown away by his skill and effectiveness. He took my trial all the way to the state supreme court. He is driven, tenacious, and an exceptional lawyer. I highly recommend his services.
“I owe my future to Patituce and Associates”
I recently was charged with a DUI that could have ruined my career, my relationship with my family, and my personal relationship. I am so thankful that I called Patituce & Associates, and my attorney was Trisha Breedlove. She was very professional, straight forward, and treated me as a person as not just a name and a file like other law firms do. She was able to not only get my DUI dismissed, but I walked out of court with a check from them returning my bail money. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to her. Anyone would be lucky to have Trisha and Patituce & Associates in their corner.
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No Case Is Hopeless

At Patituce & Associates, our main focus is on you, the client. We don’t work for the government. We work for you. Our Ohio criminal defense attorneys understand that each and every client brings a new set of issues, problems, and difficulties that they need to overcome. Often, these problems can appear to be overwhelming, and even impossible, to deal with. Our law firm does not feel that way.

Depending on the nature of your case, you might worry that even the best criminal defense lawyer can’t help. However, if you are facing a felony or misdemeanor, it is imperative that you contact a skilled legal representative right away. There is no case that is hopeless, and if your freedom is on the line, our attorneys will fight for you.

Contact Patituce & Associates, LLC for a Free Consultation

If you’re facing criminal charges in Cleveland or the surrounding areas, don’t navigate the legal system alone. Contact the Ohio criminal defense attorneys at Patituce & Associates, LLC for a free, no-obligation consultation.

During this meeting, we will help you understand the charges against you and your options, and how our attorneys can support you throughout the legal process. During each stage of your case, our Ohio criminal defense lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and increase your chances of a favorable outcome. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, call us at 440-471-7784 or fill out our online contact form today.


“I understand that the outcome of your case will decide you and your family’s future so I give 110% into each and every case I take on. I am a firm believer in winning and I pledge to work hard and never stop fighting the good cause.”

- Megan Patituce | Partner
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