Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What happens if I plead guilty at arraignment?

A. This can be a disastrous decision. You are essentially placing your future in the hands of whatever judge or magistrate happens to be hearing arraignments that day.

The Judge or Magistrate may very well accept all accusations as true. Essentially, you are giving up any chance or negotiating a favorable resolution. Not only it is unpredictible, but most Judges or Magistrates will not allow you to withdraw your plea in light of a harsh sentence.


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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.