The Martinez Firm has been providing quality, confidential and effective defense representation to people facing drunk driving (DUI/OVI) charges or other criminal charges in the Cleveland, Ohio, area for over a decade. In addition, we help people suffering from accident injuries recover full and fair compensation in personal injury lawsuits throughout Ohio. Our law firm will provide you with straightforward representation that protects your rights.
Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence Cases
State of Ohio v. R.M.
Defended client charged with prescription drug felony OVI and successfully obtained an acquittal of all charges after a trial in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
City of Cleveland v. S.W.
Defended client charged with 2nd offense OVI, driving under suspension, a following too closely and successfully obtained a reduction of the charges to a Physical Control offense.
Walton Hills v. M.Z.
Defended client charged with OVI and negotiated a plea to two (2) minor misdemeanor traffic offenses with a fine imposed.
Our firm has a track record of achieving reductions in charges, minimizing the impact of potential penalties and jail time, and obtaining acquittals. From beginning to end, attorneys Hector Martinez and Leslie Johns will be personally involved in all aspects of your case. When you call our office, you will speak with one of them about your legal issue. We understand facing criminal charges is overwhelming, intimidating and scary. We work to develop a defense strategy that produces results.
Our attorneys have practiced in the majority of the courts in the Northern Ohio area. They are knowledgeable about what pleas are attainable and the potential range of sentences that can be given for a criminal charge. This is important because it allows us to establish bargaining positions that protect your interests. In addition, our attorneys are a respected members of the legal community. Hector Martinez is often asked to speak to legal professionals. In fact, he recently spoke to the Ohio Judicial College about changes in the laws regarding Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) of Drugs.
The Legal Results You Need
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, underage drinking, white collar crime, or another criminal offense, or if you have been injured due to negligence, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately to help ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact our office by calling 216-875-5555 or 877-684-6446 toll-free to speak with one of our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day via answering service to provide the attention you need for your legal concerns.
Hector G. Martinez Jr.
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
The Ohio State University
Areas of Practice
White Collar Crimes
Appeals of Convictions/Sentences
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Ohio
Presenter, 2017 LCCDLA Trial Advocacy Seminar
Presenter, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, New Perspectives on OVI Seminar, 2015
Presenter, Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, 2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, N.H.T.S.A.
Presenter, Traffic Law for Judges, Ohio Judicial College, 2006
Presenter, Traffic Law Practice, Ohio, 2004
Presenter, Traffic Law Practice, Ohio, 2002
Presenter, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2002
Presenter, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2000
Presenter, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1998
Professional Associations and Memberships
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lake County Bar Association
Beacon Health – Board of Directors