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Employing a strategic approach to every case we handle, our Cleveland criminal defense lawyers have achieved victories for past clients. Read more about some of our results below. If you need experienced and skilled legal representation, call us at (888) 694-4645 or contact us online today.

  • Not Guilty
    Assault
    The Defendant was charged with Assault as a result of an altercation outside a popular nightclub. Despite witness testimony that the Defendant was the primary participant in the altercation, the jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of all charges. The ...
  • Sentence Significantly Reduced
    $60 Million Dollar Securities Fraud
    Described as the second largest fraud case ever investigated by the Ohio Division of Securities, the law firm obtained the lowest recorded sentence on behalf of their client. The client was the project manager of a multi-use commercial property that ...
  • Penalty Reduced to Probation Only
    $75 Million Investment Fraud
    Stockbroker was indicted in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. The indictment alleged that the Defendant engaged in a conspiracy to engage in fraudulent investment trading programs, also known as high-yield ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Murder
    Seventy-five year old woman charged with aggravated murder of her husband of more than fifty (50) years. Publically characterized as a “mercy killing,” Ms. _____ was alleged to have shot her husband in the head to ease his pain from heart disease. ...
  • Not Guilty
    Money Counterfeiting Scheme
    Juvenile charged with counterfeiting and theft for alleged widespread scheme to distribute counterfeit bills. After a search pursuant to a warrant revealed evidence supporting said claim, the judge found the juvenile not delinquent after the defense ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Sexual Assault
    Professional athlete was accused of committing a sexual assault. Before grand jury presentation, efforts were undertaken by the firm and our investigators to conduct an independent and comprehensive investigation into the allegations. The information ...
  • Not Guilty
    Theft
    Fifty-five year old grandmother was charged with theft and destruction of government documents after shredding purported sensitive documents at her workplace addressing matters of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency. The prosecution argued that this action ...
  • Penalties Reduced
    Trafficking in Cocaine
    The State charged the Defendant with Trafficking in Cocaine after finding cocaine and various items purportedly typical in trafficking schemes in his vehicle. The defense argued that evidence of only possession existed, which was a lesser degree ...
  • Not Guilty
    Vehicular Homicide
    Defendant was charged with vehicular homicide after striking another vehicle. It was reported that the Defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed. Despite the tragic death, the jury found the Defendant guilty of Unsafe Vehicle, a Minor ...
  • Motion Granted to Exclude All Evidence
    Trafficking 250 Pounds of Marijuana
    Out-of-State clients were stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol Drug Interdiction K-9 Team while traveling through Ohio. Driver and passenger were indicted in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas with Drug Possession and Trafficking for 250 pounds of ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Multiple Sexual Charges
    Doctor charged with numerous sexual offenses including two counts of rape, kidnapping, and gross sexual imposition. The alleged victim was his daughter. After an extensive six month investigation, the Defense motioned the appellate court to hold an ...
  • Not Guilty
    Murder
    A Veteran Cleveland Firefighter was indicted for Murder, Tampering With Evidence, and Felonious Assault after an allegation that he punched an 81 year old man causing him to fall and break his hip. The coroner’s office ruled that the man’s death ...
  • Mistrial
    Murder
    Former Air Force Security Officer was indicted with Murder after shooting her husband ten times while in their home. Attorneys Friedman and Long presented a self-defense case based upon a theory of Battered Woman Syndrome. After more than two weeks ...
  • No Incarceration
    ODOT Corruption
    A thirty-nine (39) year old Geauga County business owner was indicted, along with seven codefendants, with multiple offenses in connection with the Ohio Department of Transportation corruption probe. Our client was charged with various offenses ...
  • Acquittal
    Possession and Trafficking of Cocaine
    The Defendant was charged with several felony counts including Possession and Trafficking of Cocaine. The evidence included monitored telephone calls, police surveillancae, and seizure of the narcotics found in the Defendant’s vehicle. The matter ...
  • Not Gulity
    Possession of Heroin and Trafficking in Heroin
    Forty seven year old government employee was indicted for Possession of Heroin and Trafficking in Heroin after a police task force consisting of two local police departments and one federal agency sifted through her trash and executed a warrant for ...
  • Not Guilty
    Rape
    The Defendant was charged with two counts of rape of his wife’s friend. The State presented forensic evidence to support the fact that the Defendant forced sex upon the victim. The jury acquitted the Defendant on all charges.
  • Not Guilty
    Rape
    A twenty-two year old Case Western Reserve University student was indicted on one count of Rape and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition after a fellow student lodged a complaint at the University Hospital of Cleveland. The accuser alleged that the ...
  • Not Guilty
    Rape
    Thirty year old man was terminated from his employment after his coworker accused him of rape and kidnapping the night before. He was subsequently indicted causing him to hire counsel. Despite his protestation of innocence, his criminal defense ...
  • No Charges Filed
    Rape and Kidnapping
    Local college student was accused of rape and kidnapping after an all too often "date rape" like scenario. The university, through its Title IX guidelines, revoked his student credentials and removed him from campus. The matter was forwarded to law ...
  • Charges Dropped
    Rape Of A Minor
    Client was under investigation for an alleged rape of a minor child. The accuser's parents also moved for a Civil Protection Order. The attorneys at Friedman & Nemecek utilized available civil proceedings as a means to obtain additional, exculpatory ...
  • Penalties Reduced
    RICO, Telecommunications Fraud, Aggravated Theft, Money Laundering, and Receiving Stolen Property
    The Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office secured a twenty five (25) count indictment against businessman alleging RICO, Telecommunications Fraud, Aggravated Theft, Money Laundering, and Receiving Stolen Property. After a search of our client's pawn and ...
  • Penalty Reduced
    Sex Crime
    Seventeen year Navy officer was indicted for four counts of Rape of a Minor (11 y.o. daughter) with Repeat Violent Offender Specifications causing the alleged offenses to carry mandatory life sentences without parole if convicted. An additional count ...
  • Not Guilty
    102 Sexual Assault Counts
    Fifty-eight (58) year old business owner was charged with One hundred and two (102) sexual assault counts including Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Kidnapping. Nine (9) former employees made the allegations that the offenses happened while they ...
  • Not Guilty
    Aggravated Arson
    Husband and wife Defendants were indicted for several felony counts including Aggravated Arson for allegedly hiring individuals to burn their home for financial gain. The matter proceeded to jury trial in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. ...
  • Penalties Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Aggravated Burglary, Attempted Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Kidnapping
    Sixty-five year old retired Cleveland Detective was indicted for Aggravated Burglary, Attempted Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Kidnapping, all with Firearm Specifications. The accuser alleged that while on duty the detective committed the ...
  • Guilty Pleas Withdrawn & Case Dismissed
    Appeal - Child Porn
    Client was charged in Federal court with receipt and distribution of child pornography. After entering a "Guilty" plea, the client was sentenced to 17 years in prison. The client retained Attorney Nemecek to represent him in post-conviction ...
  • Convictions Reversed
    Appeal - Drug Trafficking
    Client was arrested during the raid of an acquaintance's house in March 2014 and later convicted of multiple drug trafficking charges, the most serious of which included cocaine and heroin. Attorney Ian Friedman brought the appeal of these ...
  • New Trial Granted
    Appeal - Gross Sexual Imposition, and Kidnapping
    The Defendant retained the law firm after being convicted of Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Kidnapping. The lawyers in the firm argued the case to the Eighth District Court of Appeals asserting that the Defendant’s legal rights had been violated ...
  • Vacated & Remanded
    Appeal - Multiple Counts of Rape
    While represented by other counsel, the client entered "Guilty" pleas to several counts of Rape. After receiving a sentence of 2 years, he retained Attorney Nemecek to represent him in post-conviction proceedings. Attorney Nemecek successfully argued ...
  • Client Released from Jail
    Appeal - Rape
    The law firm was hired after the client had been convicted at a bench trial of raping a minor which carried a mandatory life sentence. The defense team crafted a Motion For New Trial raising numerous legal and factual issues. The trial judge recused ...
  • Reversed and Remanded
    Appeal - Vehicular Assault
    After being retained as appellate counsel, Attorneys Ian Friedman and Eric Nemecek secured a new trial today in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas for a young business manager who had previously been convicted at a bench trial of vehicular ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault
    Ohio school teacher learned that she was unable to keep her State license to teach due to the fact that she had entered a plea to the charge of assault approximately ten (10) years earlier. The defense made a challenge to the Constitutionality of the ...
  • Full Acquittal
    Assault
    Former police officer was charged with assault for a purported attack on his girlfriend. There were injuries visible to the first responding officers. Our client claimed that he acted in self-defense. Attorney Friedman served as trial counsel. In ...
  • Not Guilty
    CEO and CFO of Large Company in Ohio Indicted
    CEO of one of the largest companies in northeast Ohio was indicted along with the CFO and the company as a whole. Attorney Friedman was chosen to represent the company at the highly publicized and anticipated trial. The company faced indictment for ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Child Endangerment
    A non-resident physician was charged with two counts of child endangerment after leaving her two children in her vehicle to run errands. Faced with immigration implications and professional repercussions, Attorney Friedman was able to have the matter ...
  • No Charges Filed
    Child Pornography
    Digital imaging expert and lawyer comes under fire after being accused of creating exhibits to be used in court which depicted child pornography. Although created to highlight the advances in digital technology and how that may affect cases within ...
  • Full Acquittal
    Child Rape
    The law firm was retained to handle post-conviction representation of a thirty-two year old businessman. After already being convicted of child rape and subjected to a life sentence with no early release, the law firm secured a new trial after ...
  • Penalty Significantly Reduced
    Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Client was under federal investigation for alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Government initially contended that the total loss amount attributable to the client's conduct was over $20 million which would have resulted in a ...
  • Penalties Significantly Reduced
    Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder
    The client was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder and related offenses. Through extensive pretrial investigation, the attorneys at Friedman & Nemecek obtained evidence that contradicted the State's theory of the case ...
  • Exonerated by the Court of Appeals
    Contempt of Court
    In a highly publicized matter, a newly licensed public defender was held in contempt of court by the trial judge after refusing to proceed to trial on behalf of his client. The lawyer has been assigned to the case only one day earlier and was unable ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Corrupt Activity and Grand Theft
    Successful entrepreneur and patent holder was indicted in a three count indictment alleging Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, and Grand Theft (2). The dispute revolved around a business venture gone bad and ownership of a patented process. ...
  • Penalty Reduced
    Domestic Violence
    Mr. ****** was convicted of several domestic oriented offenses causing the trial court to impose a fifteen (15) year period of incarceration. The conviction was based in large part on the testimony of a clinical psychologist that diagnosed the victim ...
  • Conviction Vacated
    Drug Charges In Post-Conviction Proceedings
    At trial, the client was convicted of several offenses related to the possession and trafficking of illegal narcotics. He was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison. Thereafter, he retained Attorney Nemecek to represent him on the direct appeal. ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    The Defendant was stopped for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. If convicted, this would have been her third DUI within the statutory six (6) year period. After Field Sobriety Tests were conducted, the Defendant was placed under arrest for ...
  • Charges Dismissed
    Entering Casino While Underage
    Professional athlete accused of entering a Cleveland Casino while under the age of 21. After negotiations with the prosecutor's office, the client was permitted to enter a first offender diversion program whereby all charges were eventually sealed ...
  • Deportation Avoided
    Federal Bribery and False Statement
    Non-citizen client was indicted with federal bribery and false statement offenses related to a highly publicized corruption conspiracy. If convicted as charged, the client faced a substantial term of incarceration as well as mandatory deportation. ...
  • Penalties Reduced
    Felonious Assault
    The Defendant was charged with four counts of Felonious Assault with Peace officer specifications after he purportedly tried to hit four (4) officers with his automobile. The officers reported that they were dragged by the vehicle as it fled the ...
  • Motion Granted
    Felony Drug Charges
    While traveling through Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol effectuated a traffic stop of the client's vehicle for alleged traffic violations. During the course of the stop, law enforcement utilized a K-9 dog and conducted a search of the car. The ...
  • Not Guilty
    Forgery
    Fifty-six year old woman accused of forging National Securities Division documents in Kentucky and transmitting said documents out-of-state for gain. She was charged in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with one count of forgery, a second degree, Class D, ...
  • Penalty Reduced
    Juvenile Crime
    Juvenile charged with Felonious Assault with Peace officer Specification. Officer alleged that juvenile slashed his arm with a box cutter necessitating extensive medical treatment. Judge found juvenile delinquent of lesser included misdemeanor and ...
  • Local Hotel Raided
    Local hotel was raided and subjected to civil prosecution for operating as a nuisance. After protracted litigation and hearings, Attorney Nemecek secured an agreed resolution of the case that allowed the owners to retain possession and control of the ...