Criminal Defense in the Cleveland Area
Looking for the Best Defense Lawyer in Cleveland?
Have you been arrested for a crime in the Cleveland area? Very early on,
Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law became recognized as one
of the most effective criminal trial firms in Ohio and throughout the
country. We approach each case with diligence and give our cases 110%
of our energy and dedication.
We provide more support and security than smaller law firms, while still
maintaining the personal aspect that larger firms often cannot provide,
perfectly filling the niche in between the two. Anyone in need of an exceptional
Cleveland criminal defense attorney could benefit from retaining our firm.
Lawyer Defending Criminal Charges Throughout Ohio
There are numerous levels of assault charges possible under Ohio state
law, including but not limited to assault, negligent assault, aggravated
assault, felonious assault, and vehicular assault. The penalties for these
charges can include fines, jail or prison, and the potential of leading
to a criminal record that will follow you for life. The quality of your
defense lawyer can be a pivotal factor in the outcome of your case.
Child pornography offenses involve materials depicting minors engaging
in sexual activity, or images involving child nudity. While there are
various offenses associated with child pornography, they are all prosecuted
as felonies in Ohio.
Computer crimes involve crimes which use computers to perpetrate other
crimes, or they involve crimes where the computer was the target. There
are many different types of crimes, and depending on the nature of the
offense, they can be prosecuted under state or federal statutes.
Causing injury to a family member or domestic partner, either intentionally
or through a reckless or negligent act, or putting a member of your household
into fear of immediate harm, are domestic violence crimes. Depending on
the circumstances, these offenses range in severity from low level misdemeanors
to higher felony offenses. Domestic violence charges could be filed against
any person who shares a residence, and is not limited to those who are
married, related or in a relationship.
From charges of marijuana possession to manufacturing and trafficking
of cocaine, methamphetamines, or heroin, our firm has the criminal trial
experience you want on your side. Drug crime convictions carry extremely
heavy penalties, based upon the type of the controlled substance involved,
and the amount that is claimed to have been in your possession. There
can be further unforeseen consequences in a conviction, including the
loss the legal right to drive, loss of property, the forfeiture of assets,
and the inability to hold professional licenses.
DUI / OVI
Driving under the influence (DUI), or operating a vehicle under the influence
(OVI), are serious traffic offenses that carry heavy penalties, even in
a first offense. Hundreds of people are killed by intoxicated drivers
in Ohio each year, and lawmakers have responded by imposing extremely
heavy penalties for first time offenders, with increasing penalties for
repeat offenders, including felony charges in some cases.
Identify theft, credit card fraud, and other similar internet crimes are
a growing concern for state and federal lawmakers. The penalties are often
very severe in internet crimes. This is an area of the law in which our
firm has placed great focus. In addition to writing and lecturing on the
subject, Mr. Friedman teaches Computers & The Law at the Cleveland-Marshall
College of Law. An attorney from our firm can thoroughly investigate your
case to identify the best strategy for your defense.
Minors are processed, tried, and penalized differently than adults in
most cases, and the juvenile court system is geared towards rehabilitation
rather than punishment. More serious crimes could be moved to adult court
– a dangerous situation. Young people can make mistakes, be involved
with the wrong people, or just be present when a crime has been committed
by another person. We protect the rights of juveniles that are facing
criminal charges, and work hard to help them to avoid the consequences
of a conviction. Protect yourself or your child and retain a lawyer who
understands the very different juvenile court process and who will give
110% to your defense, no matter what charges have been filed.
Murder & Homicide
To most, a charge of murder is one of the most serious offenses that a
person could face. A conviction for murder or homicide can mean many years,
decades or life in prison, based upon the level of the charge. Some defendants
charged with murder or homicide may face the death penalty if convicted.
A case that appears open-and-shut, for example, may have very serious
holes and flaws that could be successfully exploited. You must take advantage
of our ability to evaluate evidence and to craft a defense strategy to
present to a jury.
There are numerous innocent people serving time in prisons throughout
the country, or who were sentenced unfairly. You have the right to file
an appeal and to seek post-conviction relief under certain circumstances.
Many law firms do not get involved in criminal appeals due to the complexity
of the process. The notice of appeal must be filed immediately after a
conviction, and once sentenced, there are only 30 days in which to file.
Our firm has gained a reputation for creating and litigating motions for
new trials based on issues including but not limited to newly discovered evidence.
Probation Violations (Community Control Sanctions)
Have you been accused of violating the terms of your probation? You could
be required to serve the remainder of your original sentence with added
time for the probation violation. You can be picked up any time, any place,
and taken into custody if it is believed that you violated your probation.
It is imperative that you have an attorney that will act fast and knows
what to do to help you fight to avoid incarceration.
There can be a natural bias against those who are accused of committing
a sex crime, and the concept of "innocent until proven guilty"
can appear to have gone out the window. In fact, under law, you are innocent
until proven guilty, and the burden of proving your guilt rests with the
prosecutor. As the penalties for sex offenses are so severe, there are
great risks, even if you are completely innocent. You need a highly professional
and experienced sex crime defense lawyer working for you immediately if
arrested and charged, or under investigation. An individual convicted
of a sex crime may have to register as a sex offender, and could be restricted
in where he or she could live or work.
If you are convicted of a traffic violation, based upon the violation,
there can be criminal penalties as well an impact upon your future ability
to operate any vehicle. Many criminal traffic offenses have penalties
that include time in jail, as well as points and a suspended driver's
license. Our firm can defend you against any such traffic violations or
From robbery to sexual assault, our attorneys have established a reputation
for excellent defense work. Violent crimes are often felony offenses,
and the consequences of a conviction are extensive. Whether you are innocent
or there were other circumstances behind the situation, we are interested
in hearing your side of the story.
From carrying a concealed weapon to illegally selling or transporting
firearms, the penalties for weapon-related crimes are extremely severe.
If you are facing charges in another offense and it is alleged that you
carried a gun, even if the weapon was never used, the penalties are increased.
If you are facing charges in a crime involving a gun or other weapon,
you need to act fast and contact our firm if you are hoping to avoid very
White Collar Crimes
Also known as economic or financial crimes, white collar crimes are nonviolent,
and are related to financial gain through fraud, embezzlement, insurance
fraud, credit card fraud and other similar offenses. The evidence in these
cases can heavily rely upon computer evidence, and if so, you want a Cleveland
criminal lawyer on your side that has extensive knowledge in computer-based
evidence, as you will find at our firm. We can help you defend against
white collar crimes filed in either state or federal court.
Federal crimes include actions that are declared illegal under federal
law. The FBI, DEA, Secret Service and other Federal law enforcement agencies
are responsible for investigating individuals and gathering evidence for
federal prosecution. The prosecutors can then use their experience and
knowledge of federal crimes to seek the harshest penalties possible, and
in many cases these penalties can be considerably higher than what would
be faced at the state level. Whether you have been accused of fraud, a
violent crime, insider trading, or another type of federal crime, retaining
strong defense is critical.
Due to a request from our clients, from other attorneys or an interest
in certain cases, our firm will lend its legal services in some civil
matters. We have extensive trial experience and this has equipped us with
valuable skills that can be an extreme advantage in a civil case. Many
companies and individuals contact us due to our trial capabilities. Contact
us if you are in need of a trial firm and if we are unable to assist in
your case we can provide a reference to guide you in the right direction.
Contact Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law for Powerful Defense!
Our firm is client-centered and focused on getting results. We treat our
clients as though they were our own family, and we go the extra mile to
meet their needs. Attorneys from our team are recipients of a great number
of awards and honors, and are educators and mentors for other lawyers
in criminal law. We offer a free case evaluation to help make the process simpler.
Our respected attorneys can defend a case on their own, but often work
as a team in difficult cases. That ability and the resources we can call
upon makes us a standout from other law firms. We are respected throughout
the legal community, and are prepared to discuss your case on an immediate basis.
Contact Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law today for more information. Early involvement by our firm can be a critical
point in criminal law – call now.