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Edward La Rue is the only attorney that I have ever dealt with that actually cared about my situation. – Recent Google Review


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”right” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Droid%20Serif” bottom_margin=”20″ line_height=”35″]* CLEVELAND CRIMINAL ATTORNEY EDWARD R. LA RUE *[/text_block]
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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”center” font_size=”25″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_style=”normal” font_color=”%23333″ line_height=”40″]Being arrested for a crime can have devastating effects on your life.[/text_block]


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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]Being arrested for a crime can have devastating effects on your life. If you’re convicted, you may lose your freedom, your job, or your family. When you need to find a lawyer in Cleveland, but you’re not sure how to find the right attorney for you, ask questions; do your research.

For more than 25 years, Edward R. La Rue has handled countless cases in federal and state courts. He has worked on both sides of the aisle, as both prosecutor and defense attorney.[/text_block]

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”19″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23e54d05″]Accused of a crime? Act now. Call Cleveland criminal lawyer Edward R. La Rue today at (216) 539-0687 to schedule your free consultation.[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]Mr. La Rue’s ability to listen to you, map out a compelling defense strategy and follow through with aggressive advocacy is invaluable in securing your constitutional rights.[/text_block]



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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]Criminal cases can move quickly, during both the investigative phase and in court if charges are filed. Attorney Edward R. La Rue knows that time is of the essence in your matter. That’s why he gets to work immediately to gain a thorough understanding of the case prosecutors and police are building against you. Even the smallest detail can be the key to your acquittal. Edward will leave no stone unturned in your defense. He will tell your story to the judge and jury and aggressively challenge the government’s case.[/text_block]
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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]When your freedom is at stake, you don’t want a defense attorney who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom or hasn’t tried a case to jury. The courtroom is where most criminal cases are won. You need a lawyer with substantial criminal trial experience in the court where your case is pending. Attorney Edward R. La Rue has that experience in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.

Edward has spent the vast majority of his legal career in courtrooms fighting daily for his clients. He has tried cases both as a prosecutor and a court-appointed defense attorney before opening his private practice. He has a thorough understanding of the process of a criminal case and how to get you the best possible outcome.[/text_block]


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  • Case dismissed

  • Charges or sentence reduced through negotiation


  • Acquittal at trial

  • Conviction

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]Attorney Edward R. La Rue approaches each case with the recognition that your charge does not define who you are.

Good people — innocent people — are accused of crimes all the time. Sometimes, people end up with charges because of circumstances beyond their control, like an addiction or a mental health issue. Edward understands that anyone can hit a bump in the road and that they deserve compassion when that happens.

Edward believes that every person charged with a crime deserves the strongest possible defense and the chance to prove their innocence. He’s committed to listening to you with sensitivity and respect, and making sure that the judge and jury hears the whole story of your case and not just the version the prosecutors want to present.[/text_block]

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”18″ font_font=”Open%20Sans” font_color=”%23333″]When you’re arrested for a crime, you may feel like the officers have all the power. They try to make it feel that way. But our constitution was written with you in mind. You have certain rights from the moment you are contacted by police. A Cleveland criminal defense lawyer can help protect those rights and hold police accountable when your rights are violated.[/text_block]
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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:[/text_block]
  • Remain Silent
  • An Attorney
  • A Speedy Trial
  • Due Process
  • Know Your Charges
  • Be Free of Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
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