Experienced Criminal Defense in Shaker Heights & Throughout Ohio
The Shaker Heights criminal defense lawyers of Patituce & Associates, LLC have tremendous experience fighting all types of criminal charges across the state and in federal court. Our firm has a reputation for fighting charges and challenging evidence in situations where other firms might let clients take a plea deal. Our approach is simple: we advise our clients to take the path most likely to benefit them. If a plea is not in a client’s best interests, then we’ll put every resource into fighting for them all the way to a verdict.
The modern criminal justice system is founded on the plea deal. Between 95 and 98% of cases never make it to trial, so most attorneys have little to no courtroom experience. By contrast, our firm has takenmore than 200 cases to trial, giving us a serious edge when it comes to advocating for our clients. Today, we prepare every case for trial, pressuring the prosecutor and police to reduce or drop your charges. It’s an approach that’s won our clients better results than they ever thought possible.
Get a free, confidential consultation today to discuss defense strategies and legal options. Call (440) 471-7784 orcontact us online to schedule a call.
City of Shaker Heights Municipal Court
- Hours of Operation: 8:30 – 5:00 Mondays & 8:30 – 4:30, Tuesday thru Friday
- Street Address: 3355 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
- Phone: (216) 491–1300
- Traffic Tickets
- OVI (DUI)
Municipalities in this Court’s Jurisdiction
- Hunting Valley
- Pepper Pike
- Shaker Heights
- University Heights
Judge & Court Information
What a Shaker Heights Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Do
The role of a criminal attorney is to defend you from charges made by the city of Shaker Heights or the state of Ohio. At Patituce & Associates, we take this duty very seriously, and we strive to ensure that our clients benefit from effective advocacy against whatever criminal charges they’re facing.
Remember, we work for you—not the state.
We take an evidence-based approach to defense. While your story is important, what the government can and cannot prove is more important. If the government cannot prove your guilt, we focus on using their lack of evidence to force them to back down. If they’re hiding serious holes in their case, we’ll uncover them and advocate for your acquittal that way.
Cases that our Shaker Heights criminal defense lawyers handle include:
- Assault & Battery
- DUI / OVI
- Sex Crimes
- Homicide, Murder & Manslaughter
- Drug Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Robbery & Theft
- Crimes Against Family Members
DUI Defense at Shaker Heights Municipal Court
Most people, including many attorneys, have the mistaken belief that if you test over the legal limit, the case against you is open-and-shut. But if there was a DUI defense lawyer out there who could successfully defend you from these charges, would you want to talk to them? Of course you would! We have a long record of successfully challenging breath test results and other forms of ‘conclusive’ evidence.
Breath test results can only be taken by three specific devices, all possessing serious flaws that raise grave questions regarding their credibility in court. Many lawyers have no idea how to attack these results, but Patituce & Associates does. As a result, we’re often able to put our clients in a strong position. However, each and every case is different; you should consider the negative consequences of trying to defend yourself or hiring a lawyer that does not have the experience necessary to protect you.
Call to Speak to a Shaker Heights Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Case Today!
To learn your options and discuss potential defense strategies, we offer a free initial consultation over the phone or in our offices. The consultation is completely confidential, allowing us to help you lay out a plan for your defense at that time. If you are serious about defending yourself from your charges, contact us today.