Criminal charges – whether felonies, misdemeanors, drug charges or other types – can be extremely stressful to you as well as your friends and family. The criminal court process will be extremely stressful, and its outcome could change the course of your life. It is highly important that you have a criminal defense attorney by your side who is not only well-versed and experienced in the law and procedure, but also understands forensic evidence.
As a former Assistant Prosecutor in Lake County Ohio, Cleveland criminal defense lawyer Matthew Bangerter has experience with the strategies used by prosecutors to pursue their cases. As a member of the Ohio Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he takes his profession as an Ohio criminal defense attorney seriously and ensures that he is up to date with the latest case law and trial strategies.
Forensic evidence is incredibly important in criminal cases, and Matthew Bangerter’s scientific background gives him an edge when evaluating forensic evidence involved in a criminal case. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and studied molecular genetics and computer programming at graduate school. He is one of very few criminal defense attorneys who has actually cloned his own DNA in a lab, so he is well-versed in the scientific evidence involved in various criminal cases.
Matthew has been certified by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program as well as to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). This specialized training enables him to thoroughly scrutinize the administration of those tests and present the best possible defense in OVI/DUI cases.
Contact Cleveland criminal defense attorney Matthew Bangerter for a Free Initial Consultation or Call at (440) 241-4237 to start planning your defense.
Prompt and Professional representation
“Matt did a great job of representing me in a Domestic violence case. He was able to get the charges and fines reduced, plus I was able to re-coop half of my bail money.”
“Matt was always available and very knowledgeable and professional during my case and even now after. I would recommend him very highly to anyone…”
– Satisfied Client
Very Honest And Knowledgeable Lawyer
“Matt is very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. His legal representation saved me from big hassle of my life and career. He was able to dismiss DV case with his legal expertise. He responded very quickly and gave…”
– Dr. K
“Matt has been the most professional attorney I have ever encountered. Over the past two years, Matt has provided the best legal advice and representation in my custody/child support case. I highly recommend Matt Bangerter–he is the only attorney I will ever hire…”
There Are GREAT Attorneys Out There!
“Matt is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in his practice of law. Additionally, he takes the time to walk through the “realities” of your choices as opposed to just the legal language and standing. He was always responsive any time of day and he was always prepared…”
Very Knowledgeable and Caring!
“Matt was an excellent attorney. He represented me in a custody case, with the results being favorable. He walked me through each step in the process and always, put my interests first. I would highly recommend him for any legal services…”
“Matt was great! He was courteous , knowledgeable and prompt. He always answered my calls and responded to emails quickly and accurately. Very reasonably priced as well. I would 100% use his services in the future…”
“I called Mr. Bangerter on a referral from a friend. He started working on my case right away & had everything in order in a timely manner. He was always available if I had any questions. I was informed & treated with respect & kindness…”
Best OVI Lawyer in the State!
“I hired Matt based on his stellar reputation as a top notch OVI defense lawyer and I was not disappointed. At the time I had 6 points on my license and was pulled over for a OVI and facing an automatic suspension on points alone much less the suspension…”
– A DUI Client
One Happy Client
“Mr. Bangerter represented me. He is very knowledgeable of the law and will treat you as a friend. Because of his hard work, my charge was dropped! I would HIGHLY recommend talking to him if you need legal representation. He will work very hard for you and give you the best…”
– One Happy Client
Most Knowledgeable And Personable Lawyer!
“Unfortunately, I was part of an event where I needed legal guidance. If I did not call Matt the next day of the incident, I would have been in a world of trouble. He was on vacation and still returned my call the morning I called him! Matt explained to me my rights…”
– A Satisfied Client
If You Need A Lawyer With Compassion, Look No Further!
“Matthew Bangerter has helped me through more than one ‘family’ crisis where I was unclear what my rights were, as well as what rights my terminally ill Mother had. With his support I was able to get my Mother into a safe, caring environment where she…”
– Jane Hash
“We were getting ready to leave for my birthday vacation when we found out about our son’s “felony” charge for alleged drug trafficking. We did not know where to turn, so I looked to the Bar Association for guidance, and found Matt…”
Personal Legal Documents
“Matthew is a very proficient lawyer. He was knowledgeable, courteous, and timely in preparing our will. His fees are also very…”
Why Would You Choose Another Attorney?
“Matthew.Bangerter is the best attorney I have.ever had the pleasure of working with. He.is the most caring, and trustworthy of any other…”
Professional And Honest Service
“I hired Matthew Bangerter living in Illinois and he was the most honest and professional attorney I had ever pleasure to work with. My case was dismissed and the outcome was exactly I wanted. The result was very important …”
– Stanislaw of Illinois
An excellent choice!
“I’ve never had an occasion to use a lawyer so when I needed one and Matt was recommended to me I didn’t know what to expect. Matt was knowledgeable, direct, honest and patient, made me feel quite comfortable through the entire process. Answered the plethora of questions I had and made sure…”
“I was pleased with Mr. Bangerter and the representation he provided in my OVI case. He was very responsive and willing to explain whenever asked. I would not hesitate to utilize his…”
– An OVI Client
“It was a pleasure working with Matt as he prepared my POA, DPOA, and living will. The process was easy and comfortable. Matt explained everything in detail and demonstrated great customer service….”
“Mr. Bangerter is the epitome of what a perfect lawyer should be. He is brilliant, a solid researcher, and one of the most honest people I have met. He knows the law thoroughly and what he doesn’t know, he has a plethora of network lawyers to…”
“Mr. Bangerter handled a couple different legalities for us and was professional, efficient, caring and completed the legal transactions in a very timely manner. He handled the opposition with knowledge of the subject, tact and straight forwardness…”
Highly Recommended If Your Looking For An Honest Attorney!
“Mr. Bangerter is a highly knowledgeable, honest, reasonably priced attorney. When we met with him, he treated both myself and my husband with dignity and respect. He worked hard to make sure our side was heard and ultimately won our case. He always…”
Knowledgeable And Fabulous
“Never have I worked with an attorney that wanted to know me on a personal level and not just my case. Matt is intelligent, honest, and helps you understand what the smallest legal lingo means for you. Takes the.time and puts in the effort…”
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