Someone who is accused of a crime in Westfield Center, Ohio, needs a Westfield Center criminal defense attorney, who is available to provide defense for a variety of criminal cases, such as trafficking in drugs, automobile theft, assault, and DUIs.
Misdemeanors are heard in the Wadsworth Municipal Court, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281. Felony cases can start in the Wadsworth Municipal Court, but any trial would occur in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Juvenile cases are heard in the Medina County Juvenile Court, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.
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 Westfield Center:
Wadsworth Municipal Court:
Medina County Court of Common Pleas:
Medina County Juvenile Court:
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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Westfield Center criminal defense attorney in Medina County who practices in the courts in Medina County and surrounding counties. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Westfield Center criminal defense lawyer in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330. Attorney Gigiano’s office is located in historic downtown Wadsworth at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.