“We seek justice for victims and protect the community by
ensuring that criminal convictions are upheld on appeal.”
The Appeals Unit responds to appeals filed by convicted criminals trying to get their convictions reversed. Under certain circumstances, we appeal decisions of various courts when they are contrary to the State's position.
When criminals file appeals with higher courts, we fight to preserve convictions by filing written responses in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, and federal courts, including US Supreme Court.
We are also responsible for arguing appeals before these Courts. In addition, we:
Conduct legal research for assistant prosecutors and provide legal advice to other Units in the Office
Prepare search warrants for all law enforcement agencies in Cuyahoga County
Represent the State of Ohio and victims of crime before the Parole Board