If you are charged with a crime in Ohio, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The attorneys at Gorman Malarcik Pierce have collectively tried hundreds of state and federal cases across Ohio and have over 150 years of total experience among them. Our team of criminal defense trial attorneys has represented clients charged with everything from aggravated (first-degree) murder to simple traffic violations, and all offenses in between. We have fought the death penalty in capital murder cases and won numerous victories, saving the lives of people the State would rather see put to death. We have also helped our clients avoid potentially serious implications resulting from DUI/OVI charges. We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and work hard to do so at every step in the process regardless of the charges they are facing.
Being charged with a crime can be confusing and intimidating. Our experienced attorneys will help explain the process to remove much of the mystery and many of the popular misconceptions of the criminal justice system. We will explain the charges against you, listen closely to your explanations, explore the facts of the case, and counsel you on the best strategic approach based on the charges.
Many cases can be resolved without a trial. Before any case goes to trial, our attorneys will negotiate aggressively for the best plea bargain available from the State. We will present you with the options, counsel you on the pros and cons of the deal, and then help you make the most informed decision possible as you determine whether or not to go to trial. Ultimately, this decision is yours – let our decades of experience help guide you. BURDEN OF PROOF For every client our attorneys agree to represent, we make sure the State is held to their burden of proving every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. No stone is left unturned. We diligently review all the evidence and cross-examine every witness presented against you. If the State attempts to present evidence that was wrongfully obtained or that violates some other aspect of the rules of evidence, our attorneys fight hard to have that evidence suppressed or excluded. It is our goal to ensure you have the best opportunity to contest the State’s case against you and, if your case goes to trial, ensure the proceedings are fair and your rights are preserved throughout.
If you are charged with a crime, call the attorneys at Gorman Malarcik Pierce at 330.253.0785. Time is of the essence, and the speed with which you take action can have a significant effect on the outcome of your case, so call today. Our offices are located in downtown Akron and our attorneys serve clients all across the greater Akron–Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown areas throughout northeast Ohio. Any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence and all cases we take on are handled with the utmost diligence and care to preserve your rights and reach the most favorable outcome.