Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I upset the judge by pleading "not guilty?"

A. No. Most judges respect the fact that people hire a lawyer to handle their case, as it makes the entire process much smoother. Defendants without lawyers and lawyers who are not very experienced tend to clog up the system to the dismay of the judges.

Contact us. We can explain to you the pros and cons of pleading guilty (or not guilty) so that you will understand all the consequences of your decision. These decisions sometimes impact people for the rest of their lives, so being well informed is vital.


The website is designed for general information only. Any information on this site is not to be construed as formal legal advice from a criminal defense lawyer, a DUI lawyer, a family law lawyer or wills, probate, trusts and estate planning lawyer, nor formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek personal advice regarding their individual legal issues.

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.