Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney | Over 70 Years of Experience We refuse to lose

We personally tailor a defense for each case and aggressively fight against a system designed to convict you.

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Toledo Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Patituce & Associates, we believe that any individual accused of a crime deserves to have their side of the story compellingly put forth before the law.

For this reason, our sole focus is on defending the people of Ohio who are facing criminal charges.  Our team consists of three former Cuyahoga County prosecutors who are now dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the accused. Collectively, we have won thousands of cases and successfully navigated more than 200 criminal trials. We know the challenges our clients face as they confront the charges against them and aggressively explore every conceivable legal avenue toward a reduction or dismissal on their behalf.

Our team has more than Three Decades of Experience in Your Corner

At Patituce & Associates, our team is committed to a personalized approach to criminal defense. We endeavor to learn the stories behind each of our clients, what their unique circumstances are, and what their goals are as they face the accusations against them. This has allowed us to build relationships with our clients and their families and ensure we effectively and thoroughly advocate for them during this uncertain time.  Clients throughout the Toledo area choose us for a number of reasons, including:

  • Our team has Over 70 years of combined experience and has successfully handled over 200 jury trials.
  • We are the firm other attorneys, police & prosecutors turn to.
  • Our lead attorney as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.
  • We offer no-cost, confidential phone consultations and are available 24/7.

Ready to start exploring your legal options? We’re ready to hear from you. Call our Toledo criminal defense lawyers at today.

Client Testimonials

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“Patituce & Associates has been the best experience I have had with a law firm. I am happy with my settlement and the fact that they were able to get me released in just a few days - that is what I am most excited about. They are caring and listen every step of the way.”
Wendell Jones
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“Patituce & Associates is one of the best criminal justice attorneys in the area. We had a family member who was facing charges and Patituce & Associates were able to help get them out of it. They are truly an outstanding law firm.”
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Case Results
State V. Tevin Biles
Not Guilty at Trial Murder/Voluntary Manslaughter/Felonious Assault We were able to prove that there was insufficient evidence to prove that our client was involved in the shooting. This resulted in a verdict of Not Guilty at trial.
State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County
Charges Dismissed Drug Trafficking Student charged with the manufacturing of ecstasy. No prior record. We aggressively represented client throughout the proceedings. Entered into treatment program geared towards complete dismissal of charges.
State v. Brandon Betliskey
Not Guilty at Trial Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault At trial we demonstrated that the prosecution’s witnesses were unreliable and that some of the witnesses had even assisted in the assault. The prosecution had offered a plea of three to five years in prison.
State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County
Plea and Record Expunged Aggravated Theft Client was accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property. We negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor. One year late the matter was completely expunged.
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The Patituce & Associates team is made up of battle-tested attorneys who are known for their fierce advocacy and rigorous defense of the Constitution.

Being accused of or charged with a crime is, without question, a legal emergency.  Depending upon your circumstances and the severity of the charges, your reputation, career, family life, and freedom may hang in the balance.  With so much at stake, you need an experienced attorney at your side.   At Patituce & Associates, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you mount the strongest possible defense.  We understand how important your case is and always dedicate the time and effort necessary to achieve the greatest outcome.

We have successfully defended clients from charges involving:

Of course, this list is not exhaustive.  Through our decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys have handled cases involving a wide range of alleged criminal code violations – both at the state and federal levels.

Additionally, we can help clients even if they have already been convicted of a crime.  We have significant experience handling post-conviction issues such as challenging a conviction through writ of habeas corpus, filing a direct appeal, seeking clemency through commutation or pardon, and even expungement or record sealing.

Call Today for a Free Confidential Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have been accused of or charged with a crime, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.  At Patituce & Associates, our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys is standing by to listen to the facts of your case and begin building a strong defense.  We understand that this is a difficult, potentially frightening time in your life, but time is not on your side.

Call (419) 597-5849 or fill out our contact form to request your free, confidential case evaluation today.

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“The practice of criminal law is at the heart of what happens every day in our society. I started practicing criminal law as a way of helping people obtain justice for themselves and their families.”
Attorney Joseph C. Patituce