Known as the “Crossroads of the Nation” due to its historic central location on railroad lines, Strongsville, Ohio is a city in Cuyahoga County and a suburb of Cleveland. Despite its fairly large size of nearly 50,000 residents, Strongsville has an overall crime rate that is lower than both the state and national averages; in fact, the city is safer than approximately two-thirds of all similarly sized cities in the country. Crime rates continue to decrease over time; as such, serious violent crimes are unusual in Strongsville, and commonly prosecuted offenses include:
- Thefts from vehicles and homes
- Juvenile crimes
- White collar crimes such as fraud
- DUI and OVI
- Minor drug offenses
The criminal justice system in Ohio is unforgiving for those who are accused of a crime, whether warranted or not. Even misdemeanor offenses can lead to costly court fines and an embarrassing criminal record that will follow your personal and professional lives for years. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in Strongsville or elsewhere in Cuyahoga County, you need sound legal advice from a criminal defense attorney immediately.