Attorney Matthew C. Bangerter North Eastern Ohio

Felony Defense

Cleveland Felony Defense Attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ.

Felony criminal charges can have serious and long-lasting consequences. Felony convictions result in prison time — ranging from one year to life — and hefty fines, so felony charges should not be taken lightly. Felony charges can also cause significant damage to your reputation even if you are not convicted, and a felony conviction can affect your ability to obtain a loan, vote, or get a job. Cleveland felony defense attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. understands that your life is on the line when you are facing felony charges, and he will work to defend your reputation and your freedom.

Ohio Penalties for Felony Convictions

In Ohio, a felony conviction carries a prison sentence of at least one year. Cleveland felony attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. is a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney who focuses on representing clients facing allegations of Ohio or federal felony charges, such as:

  • Homicide
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug cases
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes

Importance of Forensic Evidence in Felony Cases

Matthew Bangerter is a highly trained and experienced Cleveland felony attorney, so he understands the importance of forensic evidence to criminal cases, especially felony cases. His background gives him an edge when evaluating the forensic evidence involved in a felony case. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in biology and studied molecular genetics and computer science in graduate school, so he is well-versed in the scientific evidence involved in felony cases.

As a well-connected Cleveland felony attorney, Bangerter also collaborates with highly knowledgeable experts in forensic science, firearms, toxicology, handwriting, computers, accounting, insurance operations, computer technology, and any other applicable disciplines. He carefully analyzes and considers the facts of the case in light of the law and applicable legal theories in order to develop the appropriate legal strategy, while always striving to protect your constitutional rights.

Expungement and Appeals

If you have been improperly convicted of a state or federal felony, Bangerter can work to launch an appeal of your conviction. If this is your first offense, he can help you seek to have the case expunged, which essentially has the effect of removing the felony conviction from your record.

If you have been charged with a crime, Cleveland felony defense attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. can help. Click here for an initial consultation. Call  (440) 409-7898 or visit our office 4124 Erie Street Willoughby, OH 44094 to start planning your defense.


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