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Case Results

  • 10th OVI in 20 years
    OVI / DUI
    Represented a client who had a long battle with alcoholism and was charged with his tenth OVI in 20 years . The client was charged with a felony which if convicted would have had dire consequences for his employment situation. Mr. DiCaudo agreed to take the case and immediately began investigating whether the officers had strictly adhered to the necessary protocol that the law requires. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the officers had done everything appropriately and the strategy for the case would be to attempt to convince the Judge that his client was able to be rehabilitated. Mr. DiCaudo requested that his client check himself in to a rehabilitation program and voluntary forfeit access to his vehicle. He also delayed any sentencing for 6 months to allow his client enough time to show the Court his rehabilitation. At sentencing the Judge agreed to allow the client to plead to misdemeanor and continue on with his treatment. This inevitably saved the client his job and kept him out of prison.
  • 2nd DUI / OVI
    OVI / DUI
    Represented a client who was charged with his second DUI / OVI in 6 years. He was an electrical engineer and was concerned about losing his job. Unable to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case or reduce the charges we were forced to go to trial. After a two day trial the jury returned a "not guilty" verdict . The jury believed that the state failed to prove that he was under the influence and did not like the heavy handed approach of the police officer.
  • Aggravated Arson
    Criminal Defense
    Represented a client who was charged with aggravated arson. It was alleged that an eyewitnesses saw him leaving a building moments before it was set on fire. The police argued the fire was started by lighting gasoline in the building. The case proceeded to trial where we successfully argued that the eyewitnesses were not able to correctly identify our client. We also argued that the government was not able to show motive of why the client would have done this. The jury deliberated for 45 minutes and found the client "not guilty".
  • Aggravated Burglary
    Criminal Defense

    The law firm of DiCaudo & Yoder LLC was requested to represent an individual who was charged with Aggravated Burglary in Ohio. Mr. DiCaudo spoke to the client at great length and became familiar with the facts of the case. At the preliminary hearing the Prosecutor's Office was willing to reduce the charges if the client were to plead guilty. After conferring with the client Mr. DiCaudo politely informed the Prosecutor that his client would not be pleading to any felony. They went forward with the preliminary hearing and after a short hearing the Judge ruled in favor of our client and dismissed the felony. The client was still charged with a misdemeanor assault which the Prosecutor requested that the client plead guilty to. Again, Mr. DiCaudo rejected that plea offer on behalf of his client and the case was scheduled for a pretrial a few weeks later. After conferring with the new Prosecutor and skillfully arguing his client's case the Prosecutor's Office offered a disorderly conduct, fourth degree misdemeanor.

    The case originated with a charge carrying 11 years in prison and was resolved with a fine and court costs. Another excellent result for our client.

  • Aggravated Murder
    Criminal Defense
    Attorney Yoder was retained to represent an individual who was charged with Complicity to commit Aggravated Murder. The police alleged that Attorney Yoder's client had helped another person shoot, kill and rob a person on the street. Specifically, they alleged that Attorney Yoder's client was the getaway driver. Upon entering an appearance of record Attorney Yoder immediately requested the video camera footage from a gas station that was a block away from the shooting. He sent his private investigator to the store to obtain the footage. Although it took more than a month to receive the video footage it was discovered that Attorney Yoder's client was parked at the gas station when the shooting took place. It was also discovered that the individual the police alleged did the shooting had exited the vehicle at the gas station and started walking down the street. The police were not able to show that Attorney Yoder's client had helped or benefited from the robbery and the case was dismissed.
  • Aggravated Murder
    Criminal Defense
    Mr. Yoder and another local attorney represented an individual charged with Aggravated Murder, Murder and Weapons Under Disability in Summit County, Ohio. It was alleged that the client pulled out a firearm and fired one shot striking the individual in the back of the head and killing him. The Prosecution reported that there were three witnesses present who all stated that our client was the shooter. After a trial that lasted two weeks the jury returned a not guilty verdict on the aggravated murder and were undecided "hung" on the murder. The attorneys spoke to the Jury afterwards and they were extremely impressed with the defense attorneys and the arguments that were made.