Criminal Defense

Akron Criminal Defense Lawyers

Protecting Your Rights, Defending Your Future

DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder is an experienced criminal defense firm that has successfully represented clients in local, state, and federal cases. We understand the stress and anxiety that can occur when you are arrested for a criminal offense, and we will take whatever legal actions are necessary to help ensure the best possible outcome to your situation.

Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, criminal cases can be extremely complicated. Located in Akron, Ohio, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the charges against you and look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. These weaknesses can be used to reduce charges or can even lead to a case dismissal. Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney from our office to have your case reviewed and to discuss your best defense strategies.

We are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. Call 330-762-7477 now! Our criminal defense attorneys handle cases in Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina and Tuscarawas Counties

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

While probation may be an option for certain first-time offenses, in many situations, a defendant faces penalties such as imprisonment, fines, restitution, court-ordered counseling, mandatory drug or alcohol treatment, driver’s license suspension, and/or sex offender registration. You can expect harsher sentencing if a minor was involved, a deadly weapon was used, and/or the crime resulted in injuries or fatalities.

Our criminal defense lawyers in Akron can help you fight charges that include:

Drug Charges: Aggressive Defense Strategies

We recognize the severity of drug charges and the potentially life-altering consequences they carry. Our Ohio criminal defense attorneys are experienced in defending clients facing drug-related charges such as possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution. We employ aggressive defense strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. Whether it involves challenging the legality of search and seizure, scrutinizing the evidence presented against you, or leveraging mitigating factors, we leave no stone unturned in building a compelling defense.

Expert Knowledge of Drug Laws

Staying up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of drug laws is essential when crafting an effective defense strategy. Our attorneys possess deep knowledge and expertise in federal and Ohio state drug laws, ensuring that we provide you with accurate advice and guidance at every step of the legal process. With a thorough understanding of the nuances of drug-related offenses, we stand prepared to fight for your rights.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

Our attorneys are committed to excellence and will provide capable counsel and aggressive defense of your constitutional rights. We are skilled litigators and negotiators who can be relied on to vigorously challenge the prosecution’s case and protect your freedom.

  • 85+ years of proven experience
  • U.S. News—Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • Selected for Super Lawyers® (top 5% of Ohio attorneys)
  • Former prosecutors fighting for your defense
  • AV Preeminent® rated for ethics and legal talent

Contact DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder today to get started on your defense with our criminal defense lawyers in Akron.


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