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Patrick DiChiro

Patrick DiChiro

Law Office of Patrick DiChiro
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
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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.

Cleveland Marshal College of Law
J.D. (1998)
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John Carroll University
B.A. (1985)
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Professional Experience
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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio Supreme Court
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United States Northern District Court of Ohio
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United States Sixth District Court of Appeals
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  • 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.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Social Security Disability
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Is there a way to expunge or seal the Felony DUI in Ohio? If not Is there a way to reduce the felony to Misdemeanor.
A: If you are referring to reducing a felony OVI, yes there is a possibility of doing that WHILE the case is pending. The same is true for other felonies. However, after you have already been convicted, you cannot obtain a reduction because you have alread plead and been sentenced. Your case is over. The only way to re-open it is: 1) appeal if it is withing 30 days of your conviction. And then you have to win your appeal. or, 2) file a Motion to Withdraw Plea. Both are very difficult processes.
Q. Can I expunge, seal, or non-disclosure a felony dui i was charged with years ago?
Q. Have a DUI on record. Recently got an OWI. Trying to obtain liscense to be able to drive to work?
A: Okay. It appears that you recently got an OVI not OWI. So you are eligible for driving privileges as follows: 1) IF this is your first in 10 years, then you can obtain driving privileges after 15 days if you took the breath test and tested over, if you refused the test, then it is 30 days; and, 2) you say you have a prior DUI. If that is the case and it was in the last 10 years, then this charge would be your 2nd in 10 years. In that case, you are not eligible for driving privileges until after 45 days if you took the test and failed. If you refused the test, and your prior DUI was also a refused test, then the time for getting privileges would be extended to a 90 day wait period. Best wishes, Patrick DiChiro
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Patrick DiChiro, Attorney at Law
6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Telephone: (216) 642-0424