Cleveland Criminal Defense Lawyer

Personal Attention to Your Criminal Defense

Your criminal defense will depend upon many factors. Did your arrest violate any constitutional law? What are the facts in your case and can they be proven? Were any police procedures violated?

At Mastandrea Law, we represent individuals charged with any felony or misdemeanor in Ohio. Attorney Rod Mastandrea is a Cleveland criminal defense attorney and former Cuyahoga County public defender. In addition to experience as a public defender, attorney Mastandrea also worked in a large criminal defense law firm. Today, he is grateful for the individual attention he is able to give his clients. At our law firm, you are never a caseload number. You will always be a unique individual deserving a vigorous defense and respectful treatment.

Why Choose Mastandrea Law

A delay in selecting a criminal defense attorney is time that the prosecution is working on your case, and you aren't working on the defense. Choose Mastandrea Law and contact us before witnesses forget the events or evidence is lost. The types of criminal offenses we defend include:

  • Felony charges - including felonious assault, robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, sex crimes, murder, aggravated murder, arson and white collar crimes, including embezzlement, theft or fraud
  • Misdemeanor offenses - including assault, petty theft, criminal damaging, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and underage consumption
  • DUI/OVI - defending either misdemeanor or felony charges as well as representation in administrative hearings for driver's license issues
  • Juvenile defense - representation of crimes charged in juvenile court or juveniles (under age 18) charged as adults in criminal court
  • Student Crimes - defending all criminal matters including: underage drinking, open container violations, underage possession of alcohol and possession of a fake ID
  • Domestic violence - representation in criminal or civil court, including orders for protection
  • Traffic offenses - defense related to traffic violations, including hit and run or hit and skip, driving with a suspended license, driving without a license, reckless operation of a vehicle and speeding

Drug Charge Criminal Defense

In the past few decades, drug charges have become more and more common, drug laws have become tougher and sentencing guidelines have become more strict. A felony conviction for a drug crime is a blot on your criminal record that can hinder employment, college admittance or scholarships, rental agreements and whether or not you can vote or carry a gun.

At Mastandrea Law, we defend individuals charged with any of the following drug crimes:

  • Drug trafficking of illegal drugs or controlled substances
  • Drug possession of marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, powder cocaine or crack cocaine
  • Drug possession of prescription drugs, including ecstasy (skittles) or OxyContin
  • Drug manufacturing (meth lab)

Contact Our Akron Traffic Offense Attorney

We offer an initial consultation at no charge and welcome your inquiries. We are available by phone 24/7 and will make weekend and evening appointments or jail visits upon request. Please call toll free at 216-773-1909, or send our lawyer an e-mail. We will respond promptly.