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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rocky River & Throughout Ohio

If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, you need to call a Rocky River defense lawyer as soon as possible. Patituce & Associates, LLC advocates for defendants who live in Rocky River, OH or are called to report at the Rocky River Municipal Court. This court may be the first court you go to when charged with a felony; however, this court also rules on all misdemeanors coming from police departments in Berea, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, and Strongsville.

People call Patituce and Associates when they’re in trouble because our firm is made of former prosecutors who’ve worked both with and against police departments throughout Ohio. We know where prosecutors hide weaknesses in their case and how they’ll likely build the case against you. Our knowledge lets us find the weak spots quickly, leveraging our experience to get your charges reduced or dismissed. The best way to strengthen the chances of walking away from your charges is to call us.

Get a free, confidential consultation at (440) 471-7784 orcontact us to schedule a phone call.

Rocky River Municipal Court

  • Hours of Operation: 8:30–4:30, Monday thru Friday
  • Street Address: 21012 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Ohio 44116
  • Phone Number: (440) 333–0066
  • Website:https://rrcourt.net/

Cases Heard

Municipalities in this Court’s Jurisdiction

  • Bay Village
  • Fairview Park
  • North Olmsted
  • Rocky River
  • Westlake
  • The Metroparks

Presiding Judges

  • Judge Brian F. Hagan
  • Judge Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons

Clerks of Courts: Deborah F. Comery |Criminal & Traffic Fines: https://rrcourt.net/CrimTrafCosts5–1–15.pdf

DUI & Criminal Cases We Can Help With

Our criminal lawyers have built a reputation of aggressively defending our clients and, when necessary, taking cases to trial. The criminal justice system is founded on the plea deal; by pressuring defendants to plea, prosecutors pad their stats and courts can clear their dockets. Defense firms take advantage of this by taking on as many clients as possible, taking a fee while their clients swallow an unfair plea deal. A plea deal is only advantageous in a few cases, but 95-98% of casesnever go to trial.

By contrast, our firm has takenmore than 200 cases to trial, fighting for our clients’ rights and winning results they never thought possible. Even if your case never sees a jury, our Rocky River criminal defense attorneysalways prepare for trial to pressure the prosecutor and police officers to reduce your charges or drop the case.

Talk with a Rocky River Criminal Lawyer About the Penalties You Face

Many criminal attorneys do their clients a disservice by simply having them enter quick “no contest” pleas rather than challenging the evidence. Our Rocky River criminal defense attorneys always review the nature of your charges to advise you toward the most advantageous option in your position. Prior to entering any plea, we put appropriate pressure on the prosecutor and the police to ensure you are treated fairly. Evidence is improperly handled in many cases, rendering the rest of the prosecutor’s case totally unusable. If the police and prosecutor are unable to prove your guilt, taking the first plea deal on the table would be disastrous.

Your Rocky River criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know all the options on the table before you make a potentially life-changing choice.

Our Rocky River Criminal Defense Lawyers Understand What You’re Going Through

This may be the first time you have been charged with a crime, but even if it’s not, there’s no reason to go through it alone. Defense lawyers understand the consequences you’re facing; beyond the possible jail time to the potential for job loss, you’ll face a damaged reputation, social embarrassment, and everything else that goes along with being charged with a crime. Our experience with high-profile criminal cases allows us to advocate for you beyond the walls of the courtroom.

Call(440) 471-7784 to setup afree consultation with a Rocky River criminal defense lawyer concerning your arrest!