What is a Medina County criminal defense attorney? A Medina County criminal defense lawyer provides defense for a variety of criminal cases, including traffic (DUI, speeding and more), misdemeanors (domestic violence, disorderly conduct and more), and felonies (auto theft, felonious assault and more).
Medina County Criminal Courts
Misdemeanors that do not start out in a Mayor’s court, are heard in the municipal courts. These courts are known as the Medina Municipal Court, 135 North Elmwood Ave., Medina, Ohio 44256, and the Wadsworth Municipal Court, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281. Felonies may start out in the municipal courts, but the bulk of the case will be heard in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. Juvenile cases are heard in juvenile court in the same location as the common pleas court.
Medina County Criminal Procedure
Cases commonly begin with the arraignment, which is where the accused is informed of the charges and potential penalties for the charges. Another early issue may be the bond hearing, where the judge sets the amount of money that must be posted for the accused to be released from jail. The municipal court has an informal pre-trial procedure, while the felony courts have a formal one. A pre-trial is a meeting between the criminal defense lawyer and the assistant prosecutor to plea bargain the case, or discuss issues for trial. The judge may participate in this process. The trial may be to the court or by jury. Medina County courts usually order a pre-sentence investigation (PSI), which is an investigation conducted by the probation department to determine the facts of the case, and the social and criminal history of the defendant. This is followed by a sentencing hearing, which is a court hearing where the judge determines what punishment to hand out to the accused. A solid motion to suppress or acquittal can short-circuit this process in favor of the accused.
The following are important links for those charged with a crime in Medina County:
Medina Municipal Court: http://www.medinamunicipalcourt.org/index.php
Medina County Court of Common Pleas: http://www.co.medina.oh.us/clerk/clrkhome.htm
Medina County Juvenile Court: http://www.medinaprobate.org/
Wadsworth Municipal Court: http://www.wadsworthmunicipalcourt.com/
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Attorney Gigiano is a Medina County criminal defense attorney, with his office located in Wadsworth, Ohio and can be reached at 330-336-3330.