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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. R.M. (2017)
    Defended client charged with prescription drug felony OVI and successfully obtained an acquittal of all charges after a trial in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

 

  • City of Cleveland v. S.W. (2017)
    Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI, driving under suspension, a following too closely and successfully obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

 

  • Walton Hills v. M.Z. (2017)
    Defended client charged with OVI and negotiated a plea to two (2) minor misdemeanor traffic offenses with a fine imposed.

 

  • City of Cleveland v. R.G. (2017)
    Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

 

  • State of Ohio v. J.R. (2017)
    Defended client charged with OVI and prohibited breath OVI on a BAC DataMaster machine and obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.

 

 

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Criminal Cases

    • City of Brecksville v. T.W. (2016)
      Successfully obtained for our client a jury verdict of an acquittal on two (2) counts of vehicular homicide in the Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Click here for news article.

      • State of Ohio v. B.J. (2017)
        Defendant client charged with two (2) counts of felony Menacing by Stalking and successfully negotiated a plea to a sealable misdemeanor offense with probation.
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      • State of Ohio v. W.H. (2017)
        Defendant client charged with felony Assault on a peace officer and successfully negotiated a plea to misdemeanor offenses.
      • State of Ohio v. D.P. (2016)Defended client charged with rape allegations that mandated a life sentence.  Successfully obtained a jury verdict of an acquittal after a jury trial in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.
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      • State of Ohio v. B.C. (2016)
        Defended client charged with felony drug trafficking and successfully obtained a reduction to a misdemeanor charge with a fine only imposed.

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        • State of Ohio v. G.R. (2016)
          Defended client charged with Felonious Assault with a firearm and successfully obtained a reduction of all charges to a misdemeanor offense with a sentence of thirty (30) days probation only.

    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.