Parma is an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, and the second largest city in Cuyahoga County after Cleveland. The city has earned a national reputation for being very safe. As with most large cities in America, Parma sees a fair amount of theft crimes, a small number of assaults, and occasional robberies. The city’s violent crime rate is well below the national average; however, there has been a notable increase in the number of residential burglaries here and elsewhere in Ohio, as well as a consistent number of drug crimes and heroin overdoses.
If you have been charged with a crime in Parma, you are likely facing a relatively minor offense, such as drug possession or disorderly conduct. Although your offense may not seem that serious, prosecutors will still aggressively pursue the harshest punishments allowed by law. A defense attorney is needed to protect your rights and secure your fair treatment by the state.