When you’re charged with a crime or facing a serious legal problem, the seemingly insurmountable might of the government could be against you. You deserve some who knows what they’re doing and is capable of defending you. That’s why I became a lawyer. If you’re accused of a crime or need legal help, it can feel as though everything is slipping away. My advice is to take a deep breath and reach out. You can get through this.
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Described by clients as “dedicated to professionalism” and “deeply effective in court,” Wesley Buchanan is widely regarded as one of the fiercest defense attorneys in Northeast Ohio.
Wesley credits his fighting spirit to his grandfather, a defense lawyer from Columbus, Ohio. Now a distinguished attorney in his own right, Wesley helps people contend with serious criminal charges and legal matters across Ohio. With an impressive trial record and reputation for fighting hard for every client, Wesley takes the tough cases and proudly walks people through every step along the way.
“A great guy and an excellent attorney. I am so grateful to him and would recommend to anyone needing top-notch legal help.” –Jayson
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Our client was sentenced to more time than was permitted under the law. On appeal, Wesley argued this was an error by the trial court.
The client was offered a plea for a life sentence with parole eligibility after 25 years. The government withdrew the plea, and our client appealed. On appeal, Wesley argued that the text messages between trial counsel and the prosecutor should be considered valid a plea agreement.
Client was convicted of robbery. On appeal, Wesley argued that the evidence was insufficient to convict, and the trial court made an error by admitting evidence that should not have been allowed.
Our client pled no contest to Wadsworth Codified Ordinances. She was sentenced to seven days in the Wadsworth City Jail. On appeal, Wesley presented the case to the Ninth District Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. After Wesley demanded a jury trial, the government dismissed the case.