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Attorney Joe Patituce Speaks About Ohio Supreme Court Bail Ruling

Attorney Joe Patituce Speaks About Ohio Supreme Court Bail Ruling Old Bail Practices Penalized the Poor In the past, when making bail decisions in criminal cases, prosecutors would often request excessively high bail amounts, citing public safety concerns. However, many detractors of this practice point out that, in practice, this does not generally improve public safety and effectively penalizes the poor. This past January, the Ohio Supreme Court announced that prosecutors can no longer do…

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Cuyahoga County Judge Accidentally Grants Request to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Judges and prosecutors always get it right, right? Not necessarily. Sometimes these officials make errors in criminal matters, and that’s not always a bad thing. Case in point: A retired Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge accidentally granted our client’s, Mr. Jackson, request to withdraw his guilty plea for attempted murder. And the assistant prosecutor assigned to the case failed to appeal the order, citing an electronic notification issue. With his plea withdrawn, our client…

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Patituce & Associates Lands Acquittal in Tevin Biles-Thomas Case

Our team at Patituce & Associates achieved a major win on behalf of our client Tevin Biles-Thomas. In 2019, Mr. Biles-Thomas was arrested and charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter, and felonious assault, among other charges. He was alleged to have been involved in a fatal shooting that took the lives of three individuals. Shortly before midnight on December 31, 2018, uninvited guests had shown up at a New Year’s Eve party Mr. Biles-Thomas was attending….

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31 Suspects Arrested for Online Child Sex Crimes Operation

The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office arrested 31 suspects involved in an undercover online child sex crimes operation as part of “Operation Deja Vu.” These suspects, ranging from ages 20 to 80 and coming from 5 different counties, reportedly engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with people who they believed were minor children. As a result of the undercover operation, 33 cell phones, 10 vehicles, drugs, champagne, lubricants,…

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