Skilled Representation For Assault Charges And Crimes Of Violence
Without someone to tell your side of the story, police are inclined to believe the victim. At The Goldberg Law Firm, you are represented by a true trial lawyer who knows how to counter charges of assault and other violent offenses, including homicide investigations.
We represent adults and juveniles accused of crimes of violence in the greater Cleveland area and surrounding jurisdictions of northeast Ohio. Our legal team is committed to fighting the allegations to avoid prison, a felony record and the collateral consequences.
Cuyahoga County Assault Defense Attorney
Beyond jail or prison time, a conviction on assault charges carries many collateral consequences. The criminal record may cause havoc with employment. A felony conviction means that you cannot own or possess firearms, even for hunting. The victim can obtain a protection order, and allegations of violence can be used as leverage in divorce or child custody proceedings.
In 30 years of criminal defense practice, trial lawyer Michael J. Goldberg has handled the full spectrum of violent crimes and related charges, including:
- Felonious assault
- Felonious assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated assault
- Stalking or criminal harassment
- Violation of a protection order
- Gang crimes
- Gun crimes/weapons offenses
- Manslaughter (unintentional homicide)
- Murder (intentional homicide)
Challenging Assault Charges
At The Goldberg Law Firm, we take the time to listen to your side of the story and compare it to the prosecution’s version of events. We look at the physical evidence and witness accounts in the context of the prosecution’s theory. Is there a history between the victim and the accused? Were drugs or alcohol involved? Weapons? Other parties? What is the extent of injury, if any?
Once we understand the facts of the case, we work to identify legitimate defenses such as self-defense, provocation or mutual combat. Michael Goldberg is a courtroom veteran who will make every effort to dismiss unfounded allegations, downgrade the charges or suppress prejudicial evidence. He is prepared to go all the way to a jury, but he explores all avenues to resolve cases favorably without a trial.
Find out where you stand and how our experienced Cleveland assault defense attorney can make a difference. To arrange a free consultation, call us today at 216-592-8719 or 800-845-4710, or contact us online.