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Summit County Criminal Defense Attorney

One accused of a crime in Summit County needs a Summit County criminal defense attorney who has the experience to provide defense for a variety of criminal cases, from traffic to misdemeanor to felony cases.  Summit County has three municipal courts, a juvenile court, common pleas court and several mayor’s courts.

Misdemeanors are heard in the following places:

Barberton Municipal Court, 576 W. Park Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203;

Akron Municipal Court, 217 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308;

Stow Municipal Court, 4400 Courthouse Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224;

Boston Heights Mayor’s Court, 45 E. Boston Mills Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor’s Court, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Fairlawn Mayor’s Court, 3487 S. Smith Rd., Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

Macedonia Mayor’s Court, 9691 Valley View Road, Macedonia, Ohio 44056

Northfield Mayor’s Court, 10455 Northfield Road, Northfield, Ohio 44067

Norton Mayor’s Court, 4060 Columbia Woods Dr., Norton, Ohio 44203

Richfield Mayor’s Court, 4410 W. Streetsboro Rd., Richfield, Ohio 44286

Felonies are heard in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, 209 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

Juvenile cases are heard in the Summit County Juvenile Court, 650 Dan Street, Akron, Ohio 44310.

Some common terms include:

Arraignment:  where the accused is informed of the charges and potential penalties for the charges.

Bond hearing:  where the judge sets the amount of money that must be posted for the accused to be released from jail.

Pre-trial:  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.

Trial to the Court:  a trial where the judge determines the verdict and the sentence.

Trial by Jury:  a trial where a jury determines the verdict, but the judge determines the sentence.

Pre-sentence investigation (PSI): an investigation conducted by the probation department to determine the facts of the case, and the social and criminal history of the defendant.

Sentencing:  a court hearing where the judge determines what punishment to hand out to the accused.

The following are important links for those charged with a crime in Summit County:

Summit County Court of Common Pleas:
Summit County Juvenile Court:
Barberton Municipal Court:
Akron Municipal Court:
Stow Municipal Court:
Boston Heights Mayor’s Court:
Cuyahoga Falls Mayor’s Court:
Fairlawn Mayor’s Court:
Macedonia Mayor’s Court:
Northfield Mayor’s Court:
Norton Mayor’s Court:
Richfield Mayor’s Court:

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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Summit County criminal defense attorney in Wadsworth who practices in the Summit County courts and other nearby courts.  If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Summit County criminal defense lawyer in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.