An inner-ring western suburb of Cleveland, Lakewood is the third largest city in Cuyahoga County. Despite being densely populated, the city’s crime rates are lower than both the state and national averages thanks to a sizable police force, many neighborhood block clubs, and the recent addition of police body cameras. In recent years, violent crime has decreased sharply; serious crimes such as homicide, rape, and arson are relatively rare. Lakewood’s law enforcement frequently cite citizens for the following offenses:
- Theft crimes, such as burglary, auto theft, and robbery
- Marijuana possession and other drug crimes
- Misdemeanor and felonious assault
- Breaking and entering
- DUI and OVI
Eager to deter crime, police and prosecutors in Lakewood aggressively enforce local laws. If you have been charged with a crime in Lakewood or elsewhere in Cuyahoga County, you need protection from the region’s most experienced criminal defense lawyers.