Form a Powerful Defense with the Assistance of a Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Northeast Ohio

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 David C. Sheldon profileAggressively defending your Medina County, Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio criminal cases

There is a lot at stake if you are convicted of a crime - jail time, large fines, loss of driver’s license, consequences at work, jeopardized immigration status and restitution to victims. This is why you need criminal law attorney David C. Sheldon with a proven record of accomplishments in the court room and who is dedicated to fighting for your rights and freedom in Medina. 

AVVO Top attorney David C. Sheldon Rated 10.0David C. Sheldon at our Medina law firm believes in you and fosters an atmosphere of trust - a key ingredient in forming your powerful defense. Since June 2000, he has represented clients in all levels of offenses, including traffic offenses, misdemeanors and felonies, rape, repeat violent offenses,  aggravated robbery, major drug offenses, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, witness intimidation, felonious assault and aggravated murder.

As a former criminal prosecutor in Cuyahoga County -  the busiest prosecutor’s office in Ohio - Attorney Sheldon tried over 100 jury and bench trials. He can anticipate how the opposition will prosecute your misdemeanor or felony case and prepare an effective defense. Most importantly, Mr. Sheldon knows what it takes to have charges minimized or dropped.

The types of criminal cases we handle

In Strongsville, Medina, and Northeast Ohio, criminal defense attorney David C. Sheldon is experienced at negotiating favorable reduction of charges, navigating the criminal justice system and meticulously preparing a solid defense in these types of cases:

  • Misdemeanors - A conviction for a misdemeanor is a serious matter that can subject you to up to one year of jail time with other possible penalties.
  • Felonies - With a felony conviction, you face a prison sentence, loss of rights, fines and other penalties. We prepare your defense, develop the best possible strategy, fight your charges and protect your rights.
  • OVI - An OVI charge can have a big impact on your life, whether you are a first-time or repeat offender. A conviction can compromise your reputation, driving privileges and career. We aggressively defend you on any drunk driving offense.
  • Sex crimes - The consequences of being convicted for a sex crime can be devastating so an aggressive defense is vital. We take great care in preparing your cases by questioning and challenging the evidence built against you. We show the opposition why you should not be convicted.

A winning criminal law attorney in Medina and Strongsville

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with any misdemeanor or felony crime, call The Law Office of David Craig Sheldon at 330.723.8788 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation today.

Proven Results - Criminial Cases

State v. ET - Police stop vehicle operated by client's girlfriend on claim that another officer saw client, who did not have a driver's license, driving it minutes earlier; client charged with No Operator's License Case dismissed on day of trial
State v. DB - Client charged with Menacing of pipeline workers entering on his land to inspect for pipeline install State agreed to dismiss charge after pretrial discussions; costs to State
State v. RM - Client drives off roadway on curve and goes into front yard of home; Trooper arrives and smells alcohol; client unconscious at scene; Trooper finds loaded semi-automatic in center console; later charged at hospital with OVI and Improper Handling of Weapon in Motor Vehicle (felony 4) State amends to misdemeanor CCW; client fined and forfeits weapon
State v. JS - Client allegedly attacked wife in bedroom and assaulted her; police charged him with Domestic Violence, M1; wife also files Domestic Violation Civil Protection Order in DR court; following dismissal of DVCPO State agrees to amend charge to minor misdemeanor (mm) disorderly conduct; court imposes minimal fine and costs
State v. SH - Client involved in altercation with son and family members outside in neighbor's yard; police arrest her and charge her with 2 counts Domestic Violence and 3 counts of Assault (all misdemeanors first degree); client goes to jury trial Jury returns not guilty verdicts all charges; client discharged
State v. KS - Client charged with Felony Passing Bad Checks; client gave check to alleged victim whose car client struck in parking lot; client agreed not to have claim submitted to his insurance company and instead paid motorist by check for damage; check later bounced; victim's claimed estimate was $1,000 more than insurance company for client eventually paid for repair State dismissed charge at client's costs
State v. PR - Client charged with Theft from dept. store, M1 Client offered diversion program and charge to be dismissed upon completion of 6 month program
State v. JJ - Police arrest client for stabbing boyfriend with kitchen knife; boyfriend life-flighted to MetroHospital with internal nicked artery; emergency surgery performed; client charged with 2 counts Felonious Assault (2 - 8 years in prison each) State reduces to misdemeanor assault, M1; client sentenced to probation
State v. T.S. - Township police officer stops client's co-defendants on I-71 for lane violation; police see marijuana shake and search car; police seize forged credit cards; obtain search warrant for client's hotel room; police find more forged credit cards and equipment in hotel room; police arrest client for Forgery motion to suppress filed based on illegal stop by township officer, prosecutor dismisses indictment next day
State v. D.M. - client & wife enter vacant home for sale to look around; home burglarized previous week (copper pipes stolen) but not revealed until after client visits; police find beer bottle w/ client fingerprints; client arrested for Burglary & B & E prosecutor dismisses all charges
State v. KM - client stopped for expired sticker; upon checking, cop sees sticker is valid (just renewed that morning); roadside inquiry; client very nervous; cop gives warning, says free to go, then asks for consent to search car; consent given; search results in felony drug charge; motion to suppress filed; hearing held; court suppresses illegal arrest/detention; case dismissed
State v. RF; - client and boyfriend consume gummy bears laced with THC; allergic reaction; EMS called to house with police; police confiscate gummy bear and test; charged with poss of TCH, felony 5; case dismissed by prosecutor
State v. Candow - client charged with 4 counts of cruelty to animals (misdemeanors 2nd degree) for allegedly mistreating two dogs; dogs had conditions that were being treated by client over period of three years; dog groomer was regularly taking care of dog; no evidence of mistreatment; all charges dismissed by prosecutor
State v. Warsame - client charged w/ agg. poss. of drugs (khat), F2; facing mandatory 2 years in prison; jury trial; client found guilty of F5; sentenced to 90 days jail
State v. Bramley - client charged w/ agg. veh. assault F4 w/OVI spec; facing mandatory 1.5 yrs in prison; pled to OVI & M1 assault; sentenced to 180 days jail
State v. Potter - client charged w/ Having Weapon While Under Disability, F3; facing 3 yrs. in prison; prosecutor dismissed indictment
State v. Roth - client enters Sprint store at closing; dispute re closing time with employees; charged w/ criminal trespass; evidence presented to prosecutor favorable to client charge dismissed
State of Ohio v. Bermudez - client charged with forgery of identification card, F5; investigation showed information on card matched client's personal info; client's signature appeared on ID; indictment dismissed
State of Ohio v. Picknell - husband and wife charged with theft from the elderly, F3; clients ran mom and pop consignment shop; after lengthy investigation State dismissed indictment due to "lack of venue"
State of Ohio v. Ramos-Ortiz - client charged with intimidation of witness/victim, felony 3rd degree; 2 day jury trial resulted in acquittal; client discharged.
State of Ohio v. Bailey - client's petition to challenge re-classification of offender registration from 1x per year for 10 years to 2x per year for 25 years granted based on Supreme Court of Ohio's decision in State v. Bodyke (June 3, 2010), Slip Opinion No. 2010-Ohio-2424
State of Ohio v. Phifer - reclassification notification case; Attorney General's Office sought reclassification from ten year reporting requirement to lifetime reporting every ninety days; motion to terminate all registration requirements granted; court found petitioner had no duty to register in the first place
State of Ohio v. Turner - co-counsel with partner Andrew Korduba; client charged with two counts rape (Felony 1), one count kidnapping (Felony 1), two counts felonious assault (Felony 2), one count aggravated robbery (Felony 1), and one count domestic violence (M1); client faced over 56 years in prison; State dismissed all charges