Attorneys at Law
38109 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094
Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Criminal law is the area of law that relates to crime.

There are five widely accepted objectives to the criminal law system.

  • Deterrence – to impose a strict enough penalty to the individual so that they do not commit the crime again.
  • Retribution – The righting the balance where criminals should suffer in some way as payment for the crime that they have committed.
  • Incapacitation – Keeping the criminals off the street so that they can not perform the criminal act again
  • Rehabilitation – Convincing the criminal that what they did was wrong to prevent the act again
  • Restoration – Usually related to community service or repayment in the case of monetary damages.

While these are all valid arguments, the job of a lawyer in a criminal case is to ensure that the laws that protect everyone were followed as it applies to the person that is being accused of a crime.  Michael Murray’s experience in criminal law with the Lake County Prosecutors office gives us the ability to review a case from the prosecutors side and understand exactly where they will be going with a case and allow us to be prepared for a clients defense.

If you are being accused of a crime and are facing criminal prosecution, give Murray and Black a call today to see how we can help.

Our Company

Murray & Black

38109 Euclid Avenue

Willoughby, OH  44094

(440) 946-LAWS (5297)

Areas we serve

We proudly serve the residents of North

East Ohio including the communities of 

Willoughby, Mentor,

Eastlake, and Painesville