Cleveland Area Attorneys

The Martinez Firm has been providing quality, confidential and effective defense representation to people facing drunk driving (DUI/OVI) charges or other criminal charges in the Cleveland, Ohio, area for over a decade. In addition, we help people suffering from accident injuries recover full and fair compensation in personal injury lawsuits throughout Ohio. Our law firm will provide you with straightforward representation that protects your rights.

Recent Experience


Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence Cases

    • State of Ohio v. L.P. (2015)
      Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control charge.
    • City of Mayfield Heights v. M.C. (2015)
      Obtained dismissal of OVI charges, avoided license suspension and client entered plea to minor misdemeanor headlights violation.
    • Village of Walton Hills v. I.D. (2015)
      Defended client charged with OVI and obtained a reduction to a Reckless Operation offense.
    • State of Ohio v. L.J. (2015)
      Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and obtained a reduction to Physical Control offense.




Criminal Cases

    • State of Ohio v. D.R. (2015)
      Defended client on 3rd degree felony Aggravated Vehicular Assault with mandatory prison term, OVI, and prohibited breath OVI on Intoxilyzer 8000 machine and negotiated a plea to misdemeanor charges of Negligent Assault and OVI, thus avoiding a felony conviction.
    • State of Ohio v. R.W. (2015)
      Defended client charged with three counts of felony Drug Possession and client was accepted into Intervention in Lieu of Conviction diversion program.
    • State of Ohio v. D.M. (2015)
      Defended client on 4th degree felony Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor charge of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and avoided the imposition of a jail term.
    • State of Ohio v. K.M. (2015)
      Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal on all charges including Felonious Assault and Tampering with Evidence in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.



Ohio DUI Defense and Ohio Criminal Defenseovi (2)

Our firm has a track record of achieving reductions in charges, minimizing the impact of potential penalties and jail time, and obtaining acquittals. From beginning to end, attorneys Hector Martinez and Leslie Johns will be personally involved in all aspects of your case. When you call our office, you will speak with one of them about your legal issue. We understand facing criminal charges is overwhelming, intimidating and scary. We work to develop a defense strategy that produces results.

Our attorneys have practiced in the majority of the courts in the Northern Ohio area. They are knowledgeable about what pleas are attainable and the potential range of sentences that can be given for a criminal charge. This is important because it allows us to establish bargaining positions that protect your interests. In addition, our attorneys are a respected members of the legal community. Hector Martinez is often asked to speak to legal professionals. In fact, he recently spoke to the Ohio Judicial College about changes in the laws regarding Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) of Drugs.

The Legal Results You Need

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, underage drinking, white collar crime, or another criminal offense, or if you have been injured due to negligence, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately to help ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact our office by calling 216-875-5555 or 877-OVI-OHIO toll-free to speak with one of our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day via answering service to provide the attention you need for your legal concerns.