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If you are facing criminal charges, the lawyer you choose to represent you is one of the most important decisions you can make. Your freedom is in their hands. Patituce & Associates, LLC has a team of former prosecutors who know how the other side works and how to attack their vulnerabilities. We have more than 70 years of experience we can put to use to fight to protect your rights. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with a dedicated Akron criminal defense lawyer.

Types of Cases Our Akron Criminal Defense Lawyers Take On

Our Akron criminal defense attorneys can take on any criminal defense matter in the state of Ohio. Some of the common cases we are called on to handle include:

At Patituce & Associates, LLC, you can trust us to give you an honest assessment of your case and your options. We will work diligently to protect your rights and to eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a conviction. With over a 95% success rate at trial, you know you will be in good hands when you work with our skilled Akron criminal defense lawyers. 

Our Akron Criminal Defense Lawyers Help at Every Stage of Your Case

Akron clients turn to us for help at every stage of their case, including: 


Sometimes involving a criminal defense lawyer early in the process can prevent charges from ever being filed. Your lawyer can take steps to protect your rights and prevent you from doing anything that might incriminate yourself or give the police evidence to use against you. Even if you are charged with a crime, we may be able to negotiate the terms of your arrest to avoid public embarrassment. 


The next stage of the criminal defense process is discovery in which we get information about the evidence the state has against you. Often, during this stage, we can find gaps or vulnerabilities in the state’s argument. We aid in your defense by:

  • Visiting the crime scene 
  • Talking to potential witnesses
  • Identifying possible defenses
  • Demanding a full account of the evidence the government has against you
  • Reviewing information from the government 
  • Determining potential challenges to suppress evidence or make other motions
  • Using a private investigator to gather additional evidence, when appropriate

Sometimes we also use a private investigator to aid in your defense. 


Litigation refers to the legal process that begins at arrest and lasts all the way up to the time of sentencing. There are many actions your lawyer can take during this time to strengthen your case, such as:

  • Research relevant case law 
  • Analyze evidence against you 
  • Make motions to have the charges dismissed against you or suppress evidence
  • Seek another opinion about evidence
  • Retain expert witnesses, as appropriate, to rebut the prosecution’s witness
  • Determine all applicable defenses we can raise on your behalf 

Plea Bargain Negotiating

At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we are trial lawyers. We have over a 95% success rate at trial. We will not recommend you accept a plea bargain unless we believe this is in your best interest. We can discuss the pros and cons of accepting a plea agreement and give you an honest assessment of your situation. 


If you decide to go to trial, we will provide zealous legal representation on your behalf. We will fight to protect your legal rights and freedom. 

Contact Our Akron Criminal Defense Lawyers for Help with Your Case

Patituce & Associates, LLC is here to help you every step of the way. Call us today at (440) 427-3860 to start the process of mounting a solid criminal defense on your behalf.