Interacting with the criminal justice system can be a frightening experience, whether a person is currently facing charges, under investigation, or worried about potential criminal liability. The lawyers in our Criminal Defense Section understand what that means.

Criminal accusations carry real world consequences: a person’s freedom, family, job, and reputation are all at risk. Every criminal defense strategy must account for all of those things at every moment of the case. At SSE&G, we employ a comprehensive approach to manage the entire case, not only the legal issues involved.

We do everything we can to help our clients get their lives back.  Sometimes, our clients need the help of other professionals, whether to manage mental health issues or to take control over drug and alcohol dependency. Where we need consultations with those professionals, we do our best to get them involved as early as possible. Other times, our clients need zealous, thoughtful advocacy to protect their constitutional rights in court. Whatever the case requires, our clients rest assured knowing that we have their best interests at heart.

At SSE&G, we represent clients in the following types of criminal cases:

  • DUI/OVI;
  • Drug possession;
  • Violent crimes;
  • Theft offenses;
  • Sex crimes;
  • Internet crimes;
  • Financial crimes; and
  • Other criminal matters

Our clients are kept informed every step of the way. We regularly communicate with clients about the statuses of their cases, what they can do to help, and what we expect the outcome to be. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to help them get their lives back on track. We don’t make excuses, and we don’t quit on our clients.

The SSE&G Criminal Defense Section includes experienced litigators from a broad range of backgrounds. Gary Ebert is a decades-long Law Director for the City of Bay Village, where he served as Interim Mayor in 2000. Brian Cruse sat on the Bay Village City Council, spending the last six years as Council President. Thomas Haren joined the firm in 2013 after owning a boutique criminal defense law firm in Independence. This is a team tailor-made to help people with a lot to lose.

So if you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal offense, call our office today at (216) 566-8200 to speak with a lawyer. Don’t wait, your life is too important.