Important or Memorable Criminal Law Cases Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorney Jay Milano tells us about a memorable case involving the representation of a professional?

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a hundred years ago
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my the all the criminal defense lawyers
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in ohio
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smaller group back then decided that we
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were going to start
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the ohio association of criminal defense
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lawyers people don’t understand criminal
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defense lawyers we see ourselves
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as the sixth amendment we’re the right
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to counsel we stand between
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the people and the police people don’t
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understand that people don’t trust
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lawyers
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well anyway we all started it and uh i
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ended up and i was
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i’m most proud of this being the first
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president there was about 50 of the
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lawyers around the state
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one of the guys a true believer a real
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true believer that we started the
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organization with
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was a sandusky ohio lawyer and all his
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life
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he had actually gotten in trouble when
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he was younger he worked in a
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ford plant he got in trouble and he was
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acquitted but that made him want to be a
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lawyer and made him want to defend
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people
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so all his life in sandusky he was the
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guy you went to
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because you knew he would fight to the
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death for you
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and now he’s at the end of the career
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his career he’s in his 70s
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and he’s representing a guy in a sex
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abuse case a minister
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and he knows in his heart he believes
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this minister is innocent
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well the case is set for trial
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and his expert in the case and a lot of
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those cases as experts died
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and he didn’t have an expert so he filed
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motions with the judge and
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the judge never ruled on him and he
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never got his expert back and he thought
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if i go to trial without an expert this
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uh
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client’s gonna go to jail for life
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he came up before the court the judge
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says start he says wait a minute church
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we have to talk about this i can’t do
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with an expert without an expert
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and the judge says no we’re starting to
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trial and the lawyer
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did what no lawyer that i know had the
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courage to do
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he said judge i am not going to try this
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case i can’t be an effective lawyer
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and the judge said to him an otherwise
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very good judge
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this is just this is such a singular
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incident
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uh he said if you don’t try this case
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you’re going to jail you’re being held
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in contempt
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he said i’m sorry i can’t do it they
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called the jury in they said
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would you voir dare the jury talk to the
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jury so i can’t
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he sat through the entire trial
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immediately after trial there was a
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contempt hearing
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and he was went to jail for 30 days and
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he went to jail for 30 days
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he could have stabbed the judge outside
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the courtroom and he wouldn’t have gone
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to jail for 30 days
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and then there was a grievance filed
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against him and went all the way to the
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supreme court
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where he stood in front of the supreme
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court of ohio and said and i’m with them
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because this was a crusade that look
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this is what i believed and they had the
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most interesting conversation
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about administration of justice
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and the prosecutor for lack of a better
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term good lawyer private lawyer
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is asking him mr bailey the
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administration of justice
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what about you stop this trial and the
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client
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bailey’s going but it’s about justice i
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had to stop the trial
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anyway the supreme court saw it it was
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this ohio supreme court
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really split the balance they didn’t do
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what i hoped they do and dismiss it
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uh but they gave him a penalty not a not
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the penalty that the
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prosecutors wanted or even the judges in
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it
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but here’s the thing this is about
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lawyer ethics
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we have ohio has 98 pages of rules or
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198 pages of rules
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but all a lawyer needs all a person
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needs all your
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lawyer if you’re looking for a lawyer
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here’s what you need from them
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integrity honesty decency and courage
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if a lawyer does the work if a lawyer
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tells the truth
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if a lawyer understands you is decent to
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you
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and decent to the system and if a lawyer
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has the courage to stand up for you
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that’s the lawyer you want to hire and
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all the time you have a lawyer
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that’s the lawyer you want to have

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