Cleveland Criminal Lawyer, Attorney Ron Frey

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I am a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio. I defend citizens charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in both State and Federal Courts. If you need representation or have questions concerning criminal law, please visit and call me for a free consultation at (440) 537-0299.

Friday, April 4, 2014

East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower

A carbon monoxide leak at the Crystal Tower in East Cleveland, Ohio caused residents to be displaced and many were transported to the hospital for treatment. Exposure to carbon monoxide can have serious effects. 

If you, or someone you know, we're injured or impacted by the carbon monoxide leak at the Crystal Tower in East Cleveland, Ohio and would like to discuss your legal rights, please call The Frey Law Firm, LLC at 844-766-3739 for a free initial consultation with an experienced Cleveland, Ohio lawyer

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey

By: +Ron Frey 

As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented 100's of individuals facing allegations involving a sex crime. They may be charged with Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, or Pandering Obscenity and Illegal Use of a Minor. In each and every one of these cases, the stigma and impact upon the individual charged, from the allegation alone, is drastic. Although there is a presumption of innocence within the criminal justice system (presumed innocent until proven guilty), that presumption does not mean that there will not be severe and immediate consequences to both the individual charged and his or her immediate family and friends. Specifically, the allegation can result in an arrest, the collection of personal property by law enforcement and possibly incarceration until the case is resolved. Further, these matters are public record and the media is free to report on the allegation. This often involves the publication of the accused's mugshot within the newspaper and television.

If convicted of a sex crime, the punishments can be severe. In addition to the possibility of prison or jail time, there are also sexual registration requirements that are imposed. If you, or someone you know, is under investigation or is facing an allegation involving a sex crime, it is important to consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. I am prepared to address the matter and meet with you to discuss the situation in confidence. Please do not hesitate to call me for a free initial consultation at (440) 537-0299. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ariel Castro Indicted on 329 counts - Castro Indictment - Cleveland, Ohio

Castro Indictment
By +Ron Frey

It has been reported that the Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted Ariel Castro on 329 counts. The counts include aggravated murder, rape and assault. It remains to be seen whether Cuyahoga County Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Castro.

The next step is the arraignment. To learn more about the Castro Arraignment, please view my blog regarding The Castro Arraignment.

If you have any questions regarding criminal procedure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio please feel free to contact our law firm, Friedman & Frey L.L.C. at (216) 928-7700.

+Ron Frey
Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Lawyer

+Friedman & Frey, L.L.C. - Criminal Defense Lawyers 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Medina, Ohio - Pandering Child Pornography Arrest - Lawyers

According to media reports released this evening, as well as a press release from the Medina Police Department, an 18 year old man has been arrested in Medina, Ohio and charged with Pandering Child Pornography. The investigation was conducted by the Medina Police Department in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

A conviction for any child pornography related offense, or computer crime, can carry significant penalties. Specifically, a conviction for a child pornography based offense in Medina County, Ohio can result in a lengthy prison sentence, as well as sexual registration.

If you, or someone you know, has a question regarding the crime of Pandering Child Pornography in Medina, Ohio, please call me for a free initial consultation with a Criminal Defense Lawyer. I have vast experience in this area of law and in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas. I am prepared to speak with you at any time, day or night at:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Ariel Castro Indictment - What to Expect

The Ariel Castro Indictment - What to Expect

By +Ron Frey

        According to media reports, the investigation against Ariel Castro remains ongoing. Upon the collection and review of all evidence by the investigators, the matter will be presented by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, or a representative from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. Thereafter, an Indictment will be returned and filed. The purpose of the Indictment is to put the Defendant on notice of the specific charges that have been brought. Generally, an Indictment will include the following items:

1. specific offense(s) charged;

2. the code section of the offense(s) from the Ohio Revised Code;

3. the date, or date range. of the alleged offense(s); 

4. the location whereupon the offenses are alleged to have been committed; and

5. the identity of the victim(s).

Although the Indictment will contain the above information, it will not go into any great specificity regarding the actual details of the alleged conduct. This information will be released as the case progresses through the system via the public hearings and any public records or public comments.

Based upon information released to the public in the Castro case, it is anticipated that there will be many counts brought against Castro once the matter is reviewed by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. To give an example of how voluminous this Indictment may be, one should consider that generally, in Cuyahoga County, if a defendant is accused of improper sexual touching, he or she could face a separate count or charge for each body part that was improperly touched. As such, a person can find themselves charged with many counts from a single, relatively brief, alleged incident.

In the Castro case, the investigation includes allegations from three (3) separate victims. Further, the allegations involve years of captivity. As such, it will come as no surprise if the Castro Indictment contains a multitude of counts and specifications. Obviously, we will have to wait until the Indictment is returned, but it must be noted that it is not at all uncommon to see Indictments filed in Cuyahoga County that contain a voluminous number of counts, sometimes in excess of one-hundred (100) counts.

If you have any questions regarding what to expect from the Castro Indictment, or would simply like to speak with a Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer, please contact the law firm of Friedman & Frey, L.L.C. Our attorneys are prepared to address your questions and ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (216) 928-7700 for a free initial consultation.

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer
+Ron Frey 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rocky River Criminal Lawyer - Rocky River, Ohio Municipal Court

By +Ron Frey 

As a criminal defense lawyer, I represent individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout the State of Ohio. As a result of my close proximity to the Rocky River Municipal Court, I am often retained to represent individuals who are facing criminal charges in Rocky River, Ohio. The Rocky River Municipal Court handles a wide variety of criminal offenses and I am prepared to assist and defend individuals who find themselves facing a criminal case or allegation.

The Rocky River Municipal Court handles criminal cases that stem from the communities of: 

Bay Village

Fairview Park

North Olmsted

Rocky River



If you, or someone you know, is facing a criminal case in the Rocky River Municipal Court in Rocky River Ohio or if you require a criminal defense lawyer to assist you with a criminal case stemming from Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake or the Metroparks, please contact my law firm. 

I am prepared to assist you, defend you, and ensure that your rights are secured. Please contact me at (440) 537-0299

Please also view my blog regarding practicing law as a Rocky River, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Rocky River Municipal Court where you can find additional details pertaining to the Court itself:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cleveland Criminal Lawyer Ron Frey - What happens during a Cuyahoga County Pretrial?

By: +Ron Frey 

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer

As a criminal defense lawyer who practices in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on a regular basis, I am often asked the following question by clients and prospective clients: "What happens at a pretrial?" The answer will depend upon a number of variables. This essay outlines the general process that occurs during a pretrial in Cuyahoga County in a criminal case.

First, it is generally required that the defendant attend all criminal pretrial hearings in Cuyahoga County. Generally, the defendant is required to be present at the time that the pretrial is scheduled to commence. Most of the time the defendant will be asked to sit in the chairs outside of the courtroom during the pre-trial. 

Many things can occur during a pretrial. Oftentimes, the pretrial consists of the criminal defense lawyer meeting with the prosecutor assigned the case to discuss any issues that need to be resolved. These talks can include discussions regarding the exchange of discovery or evidence in a case, the setting of hearing dates and any other legal or factual issues that may need to be addressed. Further, after the exchange of discovery, plea negotiations are generally entered into whereby the criminal defense attorney and the prosecutor discuss possible resolution of the matter via a plea bargain. In other circumstances, the discussion is focused more upon the trial and the logistics of trial if it is apparent that no plea deal will be reached. Generally, the defendant is not involved in these discussions between the criminal defense lawyer and the prosecuting attorney. Rather, the defendant will remain on the floor or within the courtroom and wait until his or her lawyer returns.

In addition to meeting with the prosecuting attorney, criminal defense lawyers in Cuyahoga County also often meet with the judge on the case during pre-trial hearings. Each courtroom will handle this differently. However, if there is an issue that needs to be addressed by the court, or if the judge simply wants to meet with the lawyers in order to be updated as to the status of the case, the attorneys will often enter into the judge's chambers for a discussion.

There are other times during pre-trials when the defendant, the attorneys and the judge go on the record in open court. It is for this reason that defendants should always be prepared and dressed professionally whenever they have a court date or pre-trial. 

In most cases there are multiple pretrials held. In many instances, a matter can be set for a pre-trial and can be converted into a different hearing. For instance, a case can be set for a pretrial in Cuyahoga County and it can be converted to a change of plea hearing if a resolution is reached during the pretrial.

There is much more that can be said regarding the role of a Cleveland, Ohio criminal lawyer during pretrial hearings in Cuyahoga County. If you or someone you know has a question regarding a pretrial matter in Cuyahoga County, please contact my law firm for a free initial consultation at (440) 537-0299.