PRACTICAL LEGAL SOLUTIONS What do you need and want in a law firm: A firm with Class... more
PRACTICAL LEGAL SOLUTIONS What do you need and want in a law firm: A firm with Class A downtown offices decorated with mahogany desks and displayed cut-glass objects d' art? Gate-keeping by an administrative assistant who answers the phone? Contact only with junior associates? High billable hourly rates which are logged every 6 minutes? Or Competent legal advice given in a ... view profile
With over 30 years experience in criminal defense, I handle cases from minor... more
With over 30 years experience in criminal defense, I handle cases from minor misdemeanors, DUIs, to the most serious felonies. That's all I do. I earned a certification as a Criminal Defense Specialist from the National Board of Legal Specialty. This certification assures you that I really am the specialist that I claim to be. Many questions can be answered simply be referring to our websi... view profile
Criminal defense attorney Patricia J. Smith focuses on DUI/OVI, felonies,... more
Criminal defense attorney Patricia J. Smith focuses on DUI/OVI, felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile cases in the greater Cleveland area. Educated at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Patricia J. Smith knows what it takes to be a successful lawyer in the Cleveland area. Well known and respected in the Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Geauga County courts, Attorney Patricia J. Smith will aggressi... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.