The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio

The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC

1360 West 9th Street
Suite 200

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Phone(216) 533-9533

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Law Firm Overview

The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis has fought for and protected the constitutional rights of those accused of a crime for over a decade. Attorney Daniel M. Margolis is a former Cuyahoga County prosecutor. Today, he uses his knowledge of state and federal tactics to shelter the rights of those pursued by the law.

Daniel M. Margolis combines the expertise of both a prosecuting and defense attorney to provide ethical representation and constitutional protection to those charged with committing a crime in Cleveland and northern Ohio. He has championed the accused in hundreds of trials and in dozens of state and federal courts.

Whatever the accusation you face, know that you have rights. Daniel M. Margolis knows how to protect them.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Misdemeanor; Criminal Mischief; Terrorism; Vandalism; Disrupting Public Services; Vehicular Assault; Endangering Aircraft; OVI; Forgery; Medicaid Fraud; Insurance Fraud; Telecommunications Fraud; Trademark Counterfeiting; Trespass; Workers' Compensation Fraud; Defrauding Creditors; Food Stamp Fraud; Breaking and Entering; Passing Bad Checks; Safecracking; Reckless Homicide; Vehicular Homicide; Involuntary Manslaughter; Public Indecency; Sexual Battery; Sexual Imposition; Soliciting; Unlawful Sex with a Minor; Voyeurism; Importuning; Pandering Obscenity; Procuring; Incest; Exhibitionism; Academic Dishonesty; Bullying & School Abuse; Suspensions & Expulsions; Students Rights; Seclusion & Restraint.

Areas of Law Description

- Arson and Explosives

Ohio arson cases are complex. Conviction can result in prison or jail sentences, fines, and restitution. Prosecutors pursue arson claims armed with a team of attorneys, arson investigators and scientific experts. You deserve the same level of experience fighting for you as you face arson charges. Cleveland Attorney Daniel M. Margolis served as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor and was a founding member of the countyís Arson Prosecution Unit.

- Assault

In Ohio, assault charges may arise from everything from a simple punch to an attack with a weapon. Penalties also run the gamut, from a fine to extensive prison time. Criminal defense lawyer Daniel M. Margolis has seen every type of assault case. He served three years as a Cuyahoga County assistant prosecuting attorney and has practiced criminal defense law exclusively in private practice since 2000. He fully understands Ohio assault laws, and he has the extensive skills required to develop strong, successful defense strategies.

- Burglary/Robbery/Theft

The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis provides comprehensive representation to clients throughout Northern Ohio who face charges related to robbery, burglary or theft. In his years as a Cleveland criminal defense attorney and as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor, Attorney Margolis has developed a keen understanding of these types of cases.

- Domestic Violence

Domestic violence matters are aggressively prosecuted in Northern Ohio. For that reason, they need to be aggressively defended. If you are accused of physically harming someone in your household or a relative, the legal and personal consequences can be severe. Being charged with domestic violence can damage your reputation and cause stress in your family life.

- Traffic Offenses and DUIs

Cleveland criminal defense lawyer Daniel M. Margolis understands that your driverís license is vital to your livelihood. Without it, you cannot take care of yourself or your family. Attorney Margolis has extensive knowledge of Ohio motor vehicle and OVI law and will apply it to preserve your driving privileges when you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, driving with a suspended license, or other traffic violations.

- Drug Offenses

Federal, state and local agencies zealously prosecute drug crimes in Northern Ohio. As a prosecutor, Attorney Margolis wrote hundreds of search warrants, primarily for drugs. He knows the Fourth Amendment inside and out. He understands how drug investigations are initiated and played out. When zero tolerance and staggering prison time and fines threaten your freedom and your future, Attorney Margolis puts the full force of his years as a drug crime lawyer to work on your behalf.

- Homicide

Homicide is possibly the most serious crime you can face. If convicted, a court may sentence you to serve many years or even life in prison, or it may even impose the death penalty. While it is always advisable to have an experienced, knowledgeable, creative, and aggressive lawyer on your side, in homicide cases it can literally make the difference between life and death.

- Juvenile Delinquency

Ohio juvenile law is a highly specialized area of criminal defense. State laws provide greater protections for juveniles and make specific requirements of police and prosecutors. The juvenile justice system can be confusing and fraught with danger for your child. If your child is under investigation or arrested for a crime, do not try to handle the matter on your own. It is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable juvenile law attorney.


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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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