What NOT to do when you are stopped by the police and accused of a crime:
- Talk to police
- Think that you are smarter than the police
- Perform field sobriety tests
- Wait to speak to an attorney
- Give them permission to search your car or home
- Provide them a urine or blood sample after refusal of a breath test [however, if prior conviction for OVI/DUI in last 20 years, refusal to consent to chemical test (blood, breath or urine) will result in additional jail time if convicted of the OVI offense]
- Give them evidence
- Destroy evidence
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David C. Sheldon is an experienced criminal trial lawyer who has a proven record of accomplishments in the court room. Mr. Sheldon began his criminal trial experience with the busiest prosecutor’s office in the State of Ohio: Cuyahoga County. In seven years with that office, he tried over one hundred jury and bench trials, involving charges ranging from racketeering influenced and corrupt organizations to aggravated robbery, rape and capital murder. He also prosecuted cases as an assistant prosecutor with the Medina County Prosecutor Office.
Since June, 2000, David Craig Sheldon has put his experience as a prosecutor to work representing individuals accused of crimes. He believes in his clients and fosters an atmosphere of trust—a key ingredient in forming a powerful defense. He is dedicated to protecting and fighting for the rights of his clients. He represents clients in all levels of offenses, including traffic, misdemeanor, felony and major offenses (e.g., rape, repeat violent offender, major drug offender, kidnapping, murder, RICO and capital murder).