Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I do at arraignment?

A. The best course of action is to enter a plea of "not guilty", at least until you have a chance to talk to a lawyer. Under no circumstances should you enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest" without a thorough understanding of the ramifications. It is much wiser to plead "not guilty" and resolve the case later when the exact penalty has been negotiated.


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The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent), Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton), and Cuyahoga County courts (Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Bedford, Parma, Rocky River etc...). Cases in all other courts in NorthEast Ohio are handled under specific terms and conditions.