On December 13th 2013, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the former
director of the Magnificat High School performing arts center on charges
of gross sexual imposition with a student. Cleveland attorney Ian N. Friedman
and our entire criminal defense legal team took on the case and, throughout
the duration, fought hard.
While the case was originally handed over to a Cuyahoga County grand jury,
the prosecution advised the case should be handled at the municipal court
level instead. As a result of our professional counsel and the actions
taken in our client's defense, we were able to negotiate a plea bargain
settlement which allowed our client to plead guilty to assault thus avoiding
a long prison term and any of the other harsh penalties associated with
a felony conviction. On March 13, 2014 our client received his sentence
of 5 years probation and 20 days in jail, which we believe to be a fair
sentence based on the fact our client has no prior criminal record.
Criminal defense is what our firm does, exclusively. For many years we
have helped people protect their freedom and defend their rights when
facing serious criminal charges. Our founding attorney was the first ever
to be recognized by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as
the Lawyer of the Year back in 2011, and since that time has been selected
for inclusion in the Ohio
Super Lawyers® list for 5 consecutive years. If you have been arrested or charged
with a sex crime in the Cleveland area, do not hesitate to contact our
firm and schedule to meet with our criminal defense lawyer right away.
Even if you are arrested outside of Cleveland, we serve people in the
entire state. No case is too big or too small and we take pride in getting
real results for our clients.
Call us now to find out what our firm can do for you.