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Criminal Defense Cases in Cincinnati

200+ Cases Taken to Trial. Call (513) 224-5084!

Have you been arrested or accused of a criminal offense? You may be unsure of what steps you should take next and find yourself in need of legal counsel. Getting the counsel of a trusted criminal defense lawyer in Cincinnati is crucial during this time. Make sure you thoroughly research your options and select the attorney that gives you peace of mind and confidence in the face of your charges.

The team at Patituce & Associates has an extensive level of training, experience, and skill. We never settle when it comes to our clients’ cases: going above and beyond to secure the best possible outcomes. We have former prosecutors on our staff and experienced criminal defense attorneys who are ready to fight for you. Our team is trusted by law enforcement and prosecutors alike for their own legal issues.

Don’t wait to take action. Contact our firm at (513) 224-5084 today.

What Makes Our Firm the Right Choice?

You have many options to choose from when it comes to legal representation in Cincinnati. So what traits should you look for in the right attorney? Having a legal professional who can directly and clearly tell you how they will protect your rights is a crucial component of representation. No false promises, no vague defense options—just simple truth that puts the client first.

Whether you are facing a felony or a misdemeanor, Patituce & Associates has the resources, skill, and experience to help. We encourage you to reach out to our firm to discuss your case. Our goal is to provide clarity, direction, and assurance to our clients.

Handling a Comprehensive Range of Cases

With former felony-level prosecutors on staff, we have significant experience navigating all levels of criminal charges. Clients can turn to us for felony, misdemeanor, and federal offenses. We are not afraid of serious charges and know how to craft strong, effective defenses.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our firm is well-versed in felony and misdemeanor offenses, including federal crimes. We can help you with the following types of cases:

Results Matter

Because Your Life & Reputation Matter

  • Aggravated Burglary: State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County Significant Reduction, Probation
  • Aggravated Theft: State v. Bailey, Cuyahoga Plea and Record Expunged
  • Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey Not Guilty at Trial
  • Child Pornography: State v. J.S. (A juvenile) Youngstown Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence: Rocky River v. D.F. Not Guilty at Trial
  • Drug Trafficking: State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County Charges Dismissed
  • Drug Trafficking: State v. Bittner, Lorain County Charges Dismissed
  • DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal
  • DUI / OVI: Cleveland v. Al-Nazer (2012 TRC 040781) Case Dismissed
  • DUI/OVI w. a weapon: State v. Al-Nazer (Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491) Case Dismissed

The Patituce & Associates Team

70+ Years of Experience On Your Side
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    Joseph C. Patituce

    Managing Partner / Former Prosecutor

    Attorney Joseph C. Patituce is the founder of Patituce & Associates. He has an extensive reputation and successful record as ...
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    Megan M. Patituce

    Partner / Former Prosecutor

    Attorney Megan Patituce is a partner at Patituce & Associates. As a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, she has ...
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    Catherine R. Meehan


    Attorney Catherine R. Meehan is a partner at Patituce & Associates after joining the firm in August 2012. Not only does she ...
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    Suzanne McCort

    Office Manager / Paralegal

    Suzanne “Sue” McCort has been a paralegal at Patituce & Associates since 2012. Because she is considered one of our most ...
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    Adam Carro
    Adam Carro is an Associate Attorney at Patituce & Associates with an extensive background in criminal defense as a former ...
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    Aaron A. Schwartz

    Associate Attorney

    Aaron A. Schwartz is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He graduated from Miami University in 1999 ...
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    Michelle Witchey


    Michelle Witchey joined Patituce & Associates as a paralegal after her service as a military police officer (MP). Not only ...

Firm Accolades

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Best Law Firms US News
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

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Why Choose Patituce & Associates?

Find Out Why We're Cincinnati's Finest
  • We Are Available 24/7.

  • We Are the Firm Other Attorneys, Police & Prosecutors Turn To.

  • Our Attorneys Have Taken Cases to Jury Trials Over 200 Times.

  • Our Lead Attorney Is A Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

  • Our Team Has Over 70 Years of Combined Experience.

  • We Offer No-Cost, Confidential Phone Consultations.