Attorney Daniel Gigiano Provides Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation
Attorney Daniel Gigiano practices criminal defense, DUI defense and traffic ticket defense, as well as a number of other areas of law within his general practice firm. Daniel Gigiano regularly practices in the courts in Medina, Wadsworth, Wooster, Akron, Barberton, Stow, Canton and Massillon, as well as the surrounding courts.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano. Medina County Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Daniel Gigiano is a Medina County criminal defense lawyer who provides defense for a variety of criminal cases, including traffic (DUI, speeding and more), misdemeanors (domestic violence, disorderly conduct and more), and felonies (auto theft, felonious assault and more). The county seat for Medina County is in Medina, Ohio.
Misdemeanors that do not start out in a Mayor’s court, are heard in the municipal courts. These courts are known as the Medina Municipal Court and the Wadsworth Municipal Court. Felonies may start out in the municipal courts, but the bulk of the case will be heard in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Juvenile cases are heard in juvenile court in the same location as the common pleas court.
Cases commonly begin with the arraignment, which is where the accused is informed of the charges and potential penalties for the charges. Another early issue may be the bond hearing, where the judge sets the amount of money that must be posted for the accused to be released from jail. The municipal court has an informal pre-trial procedure, while the felony courts have a formal one. A pre-trial is a meeting between the criminal defense lawyer and the assistant prosecutor to plea bargain the case, or discuss issues for trial. The judge may participate in this process. The trial may be to the court or by jury. Medina County courts usually order a pre-sentence investigation (PSI), which is an investigation conducted by the probation department to determine the facts of the case, and the social and criminal history of the defendant. This is followed by a sentencing hearing, which is a court hearing where the judge determines what punishment to hand out to the accused. A solid motion to suppress or acquittal can short-circuit this process in favor of the accused.
Daniel Gigiano. Wayne County Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Daniel Gigiano is a Wayne County criminal defense attorney, who is available to provide defense for a variety of criminal cases, such as trafficking in drugs, automobile theft, assault, and DUIs. The county seat for Wayne County is in Wooster, Ohio.
If the crime is alleged to have been committed in Wayne County, Ohio, misdemeanor offenses will be handled by the Wayne County Municipal Court, starting with the arraignment and bond hearing. Pre-trials are set by the court. If the accused pleads guilty or no-contest, or is found guilty at trial, the court will proceed to sentencing.
If the accused is under 18, the case will be heard in the Wayne County Juvenile Court, beginning with the arraignment or shelter care hearing. Several weeks later, a pretrial is held with the court. The adjudicatory hearing is the trial. The dispositional hearing is where the sentence is imposed.
Felony cases can start in the Wayne County Municipal Court, but would wind up in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas for the remainder of the proceedings. The prosecutor and the criminal defense lawyer discuss and attempt to resolve the matter at the pre-trial. If an agreement cannot be reached, the matter then may proceed to a jury trial. If the accused pleads guilty or no contest or is found guilty at trial, the court usually orders a pre-sentence investigation (PSI), and proceeds to sentencing on a later date.
Daniel Gigiano. Summit County Criminal Defense Attorney
A Summit County criminal defense attorney provides defense for a variety of criminal cases. Such cases include traffic cases, such as speeding, driving under suspension (DUS), leaving the scene of an accident (hit skip), and DUI or OVI, misdemeanor cases, including assault, domestic violence, petty theft and disorderly conduct, and felony cases, including felony theft, trafficking in drugs, sex crimes, and felony DUI or felony OVI. The county seat for Summit County is in Akron, Ohio.
What is the criminal justice system like for a person accused of a crime in Summit County, which includes cities like Barberton, Stow, and Akron? There are numerous possibilities, but this article will describe the typical procedures. For example, referrals to diversion or intervention in lieu of conviction are not discussed within the frameworks described below.
Misdemeanors are heard in the Barberton Municipal Court, Akron Municipal Court or the Stow Municipal Court. The first appearance is usually the arraignment, where the accused is informed of the charges and potential penalties for the charges. If the accused is in custody on the charge, a bond hearing either accompanies or precedes the arraignment. After the arraignment, the matter is set for pre-trial. If the matter is not resolved at pre-trial, then it may be set for another pre-trial, or for trial. The court may hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to a trial to the court, jury trial, a plea of guilty or no-contest, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. Plea bargains typically resolve the entire case by an agreement to the charges and sentence. In more complex or serious matters, the court may order a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) prior to sentencing.
Juvenile cases are heard in the Summit County Juvenile Court. The first appearance is usually the initial hearing, where the juvenile is informed of the delinquency charges and potential penalties for the delinquency charges. If the juvenile is in detention, a detention hearing (shelter care hearing or 72 hour hearing) either accompanies or precedes the initial hearing. The next hearing is a formal pretrial, where the assistant prosecutor and the defense attorney discuss the case. The court may hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to an adjudicatory hearing (trial to the court), a plea of admit, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. The right to a jury trial in juvenile court delinquency cases only exists in special circumstances. The juvenile is sentenced at the dispositional hearing.
Felony cases follow a more complex procedure. For those who are not directly indicted by the grand jury, a bond hearing is held in one of the municipal courts, followed by the preliminary hearing on a later date. If the matter is not resolved at the preliminary hearing and if probable cause is found by the court, the matter proceeds to felony court in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, where the arraignment is conducted, and the accused is advised of the charges and the potential penalties for those charges. If the case proceeds to direct indictment, the first hearing is the arraignment hearing. After that, the matter is set for formal pre-trial. If the matter is not resolved at the formal pre-trial, the matter is either set for another pre-trial or for jury trial. The court may also hold hearings on pretrial motions filed by the criminal defense attorney or the assistant prosecutor. The matter usually proceeds to a trial to the court, jury trial, a plea of guilty or no-contest, or is dismissed by the assistant prosecutor either voluntarily or as a result of a ruling on a pre-trial motion. Sometimes, the court orders a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) prior to sentencing.
Daniel Gigiano. Stark County Criminal Defense Attorney
A Stark County criminal defense attorney defends individuals accused of committing crimes in Stark County, Ohio. Such crimes could include OVI, grand theft auto, and felonious assault. The county seat for Stark County is located in Canton, Ohio.
Misdemeanors alleged to have been committed in Stark County are heard in Massillon Municipal Court, Canton Municipal Court or Alliance Municipal Court. Cases begin with the arraignment or bond hearing, followed by a pre-trial. If the matter is not resolved at one of the pre-trials, the matter is either resolved by a hearing on a pre-trial motion, trial to the court or jury trial. If the accused pleas to the charge or is otherwise convicted, the matter proceeds to sentencing.
Felony charges typically start off in one of the municipal courts with a bond hearing and preliminary hearing. Then, the matter proceeds to Stark County Court of Common Pleas for arraignment and further proceedings that include pre-trials, motion hearings, trials and sentencings.
Juvenile charges are heard in juvenile court, which is part of the Stark County Family Court. These cases begin with an initial hearing, followed by other hearings, such as adjudicatory and dispositional hearings.
Daniel Gigiano, Attorney At Law. Experienced. Knowledgeable. Aggressive.
Daniel Gigiano is an experienced criminal defense attorney, with his office located in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. He regularly defends individuals accused of crimes in the courts in Medina County, Summit County, Wayne County, Stark County and several surrounding counties. Attorney Daniel Gigiano can be reached at 330-336-3330.