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Patrick DiChiro

Patrick DiChiro

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After being admitted to the bar in 1989, Patrick DiChiro began his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation, and Probate Law where he has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Over the years, Patrick DiChiro has expanded services to his private practice, and is recognized as a reputable Trial Lawyer.

As a Trial Lawyer, Patrick DiChiro has used his extensive experience to establish favorable outcomes within the Trial Court and throughout various Appellate Courts, on behalf of clients and other attorneys in need of assistance with their complex cases.

Patrick DiChiro continues his contribution of experience to several businesses, families, and individuals in the greater Cleveland area and nearby local communities. Patrick DiChiro on occasion sits as a visiting judge, and for over 20 years continues to serve as Assistant Law Director for the City of Seven Hills. As Assistant Law Director, Mr. DiChiro attends all Mayor's Court Hearings as acting Prosecutor, and provides opinions and other valuable forms of legal services and assistance to the City of Seven Hills.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Social Security Disability
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    My office accepts contingent fees for Personal Injury claims for which I agree to take on through a signed fee agreement. This office does not accept contingent fees for Personal Injury defense representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio Supreme Court
United States Northern District Court of Ohio
United States Sixth District Court of Appeals
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Patrick DiChiro
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Dedicated to assisting Corporations, Individuals, and Families with a broad range of Legal services throughout the Cleveland, Ohio area, and nearby local communities.
Education
Cleveland Marshal College of Law
J.D. (1998)
John Carroll University
B.A. (1985)
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26 Questions Answered

Q. What would happen if I didn't stop completely I have tempts first offense
A: It might! Some courts have programs allowing you to get your license valid. Then the repercussions are usually lighter. Pat
Q. If your wife signs her company over to one of her affiliates for free then files divorce do you have legal recourse?
A: Of course. She has dissipated a marital asset. I would look into the transfer because it appears to be fraudulent and in anticipation of the divorce filing. I would also find a good lawyer to represent you and a good business appraiser in order to appraise the business. Pat DiChiro
Q. I have one prior of DVm1 and now facing another DVm1. Can that send me to prison?
A: Usually, a second Domestic Violence is a Felony of the 4th degree. So yes, there is a potential for prison. Pat DiChiro
Q. What kind of charges and or jail time and fees is he looking at?
A: HE IS LOOKING AT BEING CHARGED WITH DUS. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF DUS HE IS CHARGED WITH, SOME ARE MISDEMEANORS OF THE FIRST DEGREE AND CARRY A POTENTIAL PENALTY OF UP TO A $1,000.00 FINE AND UP TO 180 DAYS JAIL. HOWEVER, SOME ARE UNCLASSIFIED MISDEMEANORS, AND THEY CARRY UP TO A $1,000.00 FINE, NO JAIL, BUT A POTENTIAL OF 0-500 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. AS FOR THE SEATBELTY, THEY ARE USUALLY MINOR MISDEMEANORS AND CARRY ONLY A FINE. I DO NOT DISCUSS FEES OVER THE INTERNET. HOWEVER YOU CAN CONTACT MY OFFICE AT 216-642-0424 TO DISCUSS FEES. BEST WISHES, PAT DICHIRO
Q. What can be done if a victim disclosed to you that they knew where the weapon of thier assault had been disposed...
A: I WOULD TURN THE INFORMATION OVER TO YOUR ATTORNEY OR THE POLICE. BEST WISHES, PAT DICHIRO
Q. Is it against the law to spit in another person's face in ohio
A: yes. it is an unlawful touching of another person which can be considered an Assault. Pat DiChiro
Q. My son is being held in jail on bond with no indictment and no charges for 3 months now.
A: THERE ARE HOLDING PERIODS AND SPECIAL RULES FOR EXTRADITION. YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR SON. BEST WISHES, PAT DICHIRO
Q. My husband was just charged with a petty theft at Walmart. He wasn't stopped when we left but was just issued a summons
A: BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME IS DIFFERENT THAN BEING FOUND GUILTY. IF THE POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE, THEY CAN CHARGE YOU WITH A CRIME. PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST IS A LOWER STANDARD THAN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, WHICH IS THE BURDEN OF PROOF THAT A PROSECUTOR WOULD NEED TO MEET IN ORDER TO FIND YOU GUILTY OF THE CRIME. SO, THE FACT THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW HE IS STEALING WOULD BE YOUR DEFENSE, AND YOU WOULD BUILD YOUR DEFENSE AROUND THAT. BEST OF LUCK, PAT DICHIRO
Q. Whats the laws on Forgery and what could happen
A: WELL, DEPENDING ON THE CHARGE, FORGERY IS USUALLY A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE, FOURTH DEGREE OR THIRD DEGRESS. A FIFTH DEGREE FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 12 MONTHS JAIL AND $2500.00 FINE. A FOURTH DEGREE FELONEY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 18 MONTHS JAIL AND $5,000.00 FINE. THERE IS NO MANDATORY TIME WITH EITHER, SO YOU CAN GET PROBATION. THE HIGHER OFFENSES GET A LITTLE MORE TRICKY. I THINK YOUR BEST BET IS TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY. BEST OF LUCK, PAT DICHIRO
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Patrick DiChiro, Attorney at Law
6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
USA
Telephone: (216) 642-0424