What is a Medina criminal defense attorney? A Medina criminal defense lawyer provides defense for a variety of criminal cases. Such cases include traffic cases, such as speeding, driving under suspension (DUS), leaving the scene of an accident (hit skip), and DUI or OVI. A Medina criminal lawyer provides defense for misdemeanor cases, including assault, domestic violence, petty theft and disorderly conduct. A Medina criminal attorney provides defense for felony cases, including felony theft, trafficking in drugs, sex crimes, and felony DUI or felony OVI. This is not a complete list, as the number of crimes fill books and are too numerous to list here.
What is the criminal justice system like for a person accused of a crime in Medina? There are numerous possibilities, but this article will describe the typical procedures. For example, referrals to diversion or intervention in lieu of conviction are not discussed within the frameworks described below.
Daniel Gigiano Describes Medina Municipal Court
Misdemeanors are heard in the Medina Municipal Court, 135 North Elmwood Ave., Medina, Ohio 44256. The first appearance is usually the arraignment, where the accused is informed of the charges and potential penalties for the charges. If the accused is in custody on the charge, a bond hearing either accompanies or precedes the arraignment. After the arraignment, the matter is set for trial to the court. Pretrials are not specifically set by the court, but are conducted informally between the Medina criminal defense attorney and the assistant prosecutor. The court may hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to a trial to the court, jury trial, a plea of guilty or no-contest, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. Usually, the court orders a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) prior to sentencing.
Daniel Gigiano Describes Medina Juvenile Court
Juvenile cases are heard in the Medina County Juvenile Court, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. The first appearance is usually the initial hearing, where the juvenile is informed of the delinquency charges and potential penalties for the delinquency charges. If the juvenile is in detention, a detention hearing (shelter care hearing or 72 hour hearing) either accompanies or precedes the initial hearing. The next hearing is a formal pretrial, where the assistant prosecutor and the defense attorney discuss the case. The court may hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to an adjudicatory hearing (trial to the court), a plea of admit, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. The right to a jury trial in juvenile court delinquency cases only exists in special circumstances. The juvenile is sentenced at the dispositional hearing. An experienced Medina criminal defense attorney can successfully navigate this process.
Daniel Gigiano Describes Medina Felony Court
Felony cases follow a more complex procedure. For those who are not directly indicted by the grand jury, a bond hearing is held in Medina Municipal Court, followed by the preliminary hearing on a later date. If the matter is not resolved at the preliminary hearing and if probable cause is found by the court, the matter proceeds to felony court in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256, where the arraignment is conducted, where the accused is advised of the charges and the potential penalties for those charges. If the case proceeds to direct indictment, the first hearing is the arraignment hearing. The matter is set for formal pre-trial and a jury trial. The court may hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to a trial to the court, jury trial, a plea of guilty or no-contest, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. Usually, the court orders a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) prior to sentencing. Felonies are serious matters requiring the complex assistance a Medina criminal defense attorney can provide.
The following are important links for those charged with a crime in Medina:
Ohio OVI law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.19
Ohio Physical control law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.194
Classes of suspensions: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4510.02
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/
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Daniel Gigiano – An Experienced Medina Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Medina criminal defense attorney who practices in the Medina Municipal Court, Medina County Court of Common Pleas, and Medina County Juvenile Court, as well as the Wadsworth Municipal Court, Summit County courts, Wayne County courts and other nearby county courts. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Medina criminal defense attorney, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330. Attorney Gigiano’s office is located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.