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

City of Mentor v. A.S. (2015)
Defended client on charges of OVI and obtained a reduction to a Physical Control offense and Trial Court granted appeal of Administrative License Suspension thus avoiding one year license suspension for alleged refusal.

City of Independence v. K.K. (2015)
Defended client on charges of 2nd offense OVI and negotiated a reduction of the charges and avoided a jail term as well as restricted plates and ignition interlock requirement.

City of Macedonia v. M.B. (2014)
Represented CDL holder who previously entered plea to OVI with prior counsel and successfully vacated plea and obtained reduction of charges to Physical Control and avoided imposition of license suspension thus avoiding disqualification of client’s CDL.

State of Ohio v. S.G. (2014)
Defended client charged with Felony OVI who breath tested over three (3) times the prohibited amount of alcohol and successfully negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor OVI, thus avoiding a felony conviction.



Criminal Cases

State of Ohio v. J.T. (2015)
Defended client on 3rd degree felony Marijuana Trafficking charges and successfully negotiated a reduction to a 5th degree felony charge and client was accepted into Intervention in Lieu of Conviction diversion program.

United States v. A.B. (2014)
Defended client charged with Production of Child Pornography and Receipt of Child Pornography and negotiated a plea agreement to the charge of Receipt of Child Pornography and obtained a sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines below the advisory guideline range in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Parma Heights v. I.P. (2014)
Defended non-citizen charged with Domestic Violence and after investigation of complainant, negotiated a reduction to a Disorderly Conduct charge with a fine only imposed by the Trial Court, thus avoiding potential deportation.

City of Hudson v. K.N. (2014)
Secured avoidance of all criminal charges for client charged with Domestic Violence.


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.