Attorney Joseph Hada went above and beyond to defend me. He devoted countless hours & efforts to get the best outcome for me for a entire year. He never lost Faith nor did he tire. His efforts did in fact pay off & for that i will be forever grateful.
- Sheron Maddox
Joe has worked with/in the Cleveland Municipal Courts for a while and knows the ins and outs. He also has working relationships with judges and court personnel which helps him tremendously with his cases and clients. He was recommended to me and was at my court appearance that I had scheduled for the next day. He quickly reviewed the paperwork provided by OSP and immediately found some issues with it. Ultimately, he got the OVI dropped. I would highly recommend him.
The best possible DUI lawyer in the State of Ohio
I had a situation when I was operating a car way over allowed drinking level. My BAC level was over Tier 3. Basically I was looking into some jail time plus probation. Joe did such a wonderful job. He returned partial driving privileges withing one week, and I had full privileges withing a month. My case was over within 6 months. I got reckless operation and no alcohol involvement. That was the greatest outcome for me and my family, since I got a privilege to apply for my US citizenship without waiting 5 more years. Joe remained professional throughout entire time, he proved that police officers did not do their job according to their rules. I would definitely recommend Joseph Donald Hada to any of my friends since his perfect skills left me absolutely speechless and put my life back together. Thank you, Joseph.
Look no further you've found your guy!
I didn't know what to do. I was looking at a possible 2nd OVI charge. I just so happened upon Joseph's profile here on Avvo. With so many good reviews I decided to give him a try. I am so glad I did. Joseph was very accommodating to my situation. He even drove out to meet me and even offered me rides. He explained everything to me about the case and provided me with a good amount of information on what to expect. He really worked my case. Interviewed the officers, checked the videos, etc. Long story short, and I'm not saying this can happen to you. He got my charged dropped down to a lesser offense! He pretty much saved me years if not a lifetime of headaches. Thank you Joe! I appreciate everything you did for me.
LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
Extremely knowledgeable and a straight shooter. I was in a situation where it was very difficult for me to not be able to drive or to do any kind of jail time or program because of my circumstances. They were able to work out a deal where I did electronic house arrest (basically just be connected via my cell phone and could still take care of my responsibilities) and was given driving privileges that allowed me to do everything I needed to do. I blew over a .02. No plates, No breathalyser, No jail time. No program. Worth every penny. But as painless as they made it, it was still painful enough to NEVER WANT TO DRINK AND DRIVE AGAIN!!
Honest and helpful
I was arrested for what looked to be a second dui, and definitely needed all the help I could get. After looking up different lawyers on this site, I really liked what I read about Mr. Hada and called to set up an appointment.
I had little recollection of that night (sad, I know), and felt I was screwed as I wasn't very helpful to Joseph. He never judged me for my bad decision, and was honest about what could happen, and things to possibly expect. He advised me on what to do in the meantime.
He worked very hard, and went above and beyond what many lawyers might do. In the end, my dui was dropped to a reckless op, but there were still consequences, as there should be. I highly recommend Mr. Hada to those seeking counsel.
Joe is a fantastic lawyer and an excellent human being. I was in a very rough spot and Joe was quick to get the ball rolling and gave me a since of confidence that I hired the right lawyer. I was treated as with the utmost respect and dignity throughout my representation and his council helped give me confidence about a potential dire outcome. Fair, honest, consistent and knows what to do. A+++++
Joe did a great job with my entire case. He explained everything to me as the case went on. To make a long story short, he worked each step of my case and got the charges reduced based on the facts.
Great job Joe!
As a person who has never needed the use of a lawyer, I was pleasantly surprised on the attention to detail, attentiveness, friendliness, and how professional Joe was. He thought of everything! All of my questions were answered promptly. As someone who is very embarrassed by my OVI, I found it great that I could text Joe so my daughter and or co-workers couldn't hear our conversations. As a result of Joe's hard work, two of my charges were dismissed and the other was reduced! He made a horrible situation in my life bearable and by the end, I'm very happy with the results. I recommend Joe to anyone has found themselves with an OVI. He gets results! Thank you again Joe!
The BEST lawyer ever! He is an excellent attorney and Im so glad I chose him!
Joseph Hada is the best attorney and I recommend him highly. Not only is he very professional, he is caring too. He is extremely intelligent and hard working. He really knows his stuff and explains things well. He really did save my life! He really is amazing at what he does. This man really impressed me with his cleverness and his ability to provide information to help my case. Things you would never think about that Mr. Hada does. He was always there for me also. Anytime I had a question or concern, he would follow-up. I cannot say enough about him! He really knew the hell I was going through and listens to you without any judgement. He really goes above and beyond for you. I wouldn't have anybody else. He's the best!
I was charged with OVI in Cleveland Heights. The cops also added driving in marked lines, swerving, and seatbelt. I refused to blow. I was given an Automatic License Suspension (ALS) as a result. Joe immediately saw issues with the ALS and got all the evidence needed. On the body cam, the officer even says "It's a close call" after my tests. Joe also saw a lot of issues with the administration of the tests. He was helpful and informative throughout the process & numerous delays from the Cleveland Heights court.
When the day of reckoning finally came, Joe and his team went to work on my behalf talking to the prosecutor. The prosecutor offered reduced charges to Physical Control and Driving in Marked Lanes. I would have to do a weekend hotel alcohol course (couple hundred bucks), hope for no more driving suspension, and pay a license reinstatement fee ($500) and be on probation. Joe and his team didn't think this was a great deal. Obviously, better than an OVI, though! I was very nervous as the alternative to taking the deal was taking it to trial. Worse case scenario being potentially not being re-offered the deal, losing the case, and being charged with OVI and the other offenses. After Joe and his team carefully explained my options and how strong they felt my case was against the prosecution. This included a phone call to a big shot at the firm who stepped out a law conference he was heading to offer his personal advice to my case. Trusting their collective knowledge & expertise, I put my fate in their hands and said NO DEAL. Let's take it to trail!
As we entered the courtroom to notify the Judge we would not be taking the plea deal, the prosecutor (visibly flustered) offered a Reckless Op (non alcohol related offense, 4pts) and a Swerving. WIN! And Joe had the ALS thrown out! No reinstatement fee and I was a valid driver within an hour due to his connections at the BMV.
I had this enormous weight on my shoulder for months. The BIG DAY finally came and, with Joe's help, I left with the ability to drive freely and only had to pay the court $200 for the tickets.
Of course, every situation is different. Joe & his team at Saia & Piatt will look into your case's specifics and maximize your results. He is my go-to attorney (that I will hopefully never need again)!
Joe is the MAN!
I was arrested for Driving Under the Influence back in October. First time offender/college student who just turned 23 years old. I was scared s***less because i didn't know how it was going to affect my future. Joe was great, kept me informed with everything and always a step ahead. His confidence made me confident that I was in good hands. Joe did everything he could to get my driving privileges back, and accomplished that within 3 weeks. He went back and forth between the BMV and the courts fighting for me. When the conviction came, it was reduced to a physical control, 0 points, 1 year probation, and NO LICENSE SUSPENSION. I was truly grateful to have Joe on my side. Would DEFINITELY recommend Joe to anyone in a similar situation.
His service is not expensive, it's priceless
I worked with Joe towards the end of 2013 on an OVI case in Cuyahoga County. He was not only very informative and knowledgeable in regards to law, but also when it comes to the specific courts and judges. It is very apparent that he has quite a bit of experience, and he is extremely reliable and responsive. On the rare occasions that he was not able to answer one of my calls, I knew it was not going to be long before I received a return call.
Exceptional Attorney to Source
Exceptionally personable and a student of his craft, Joe did a terrific job managing a favorable outcome regarding my matter. I would not hesitate using his services again in the future regarding any legal matter and would refer him to family and friends.
No one more knowledgeable- stick with Joe Hada!
I was charged with a low level OVI, and having never been in trouble like this before, it was an extremely scary and confusing situation. Joe Hada was simply wonderful; from the first meeting we had, he explained everything about the legal process to me, all the details for where the case was going to go, and what steps we needed to take. When we talked about what happened that night, even before seeing the video evidence, he was already finding fault with the way the officers had gone about arresting me.
Joe combed every detail of the case; he even went out to where I was pulled over to measure if the ground was level! I know he must have had other cases going on, but it never felt that way. With how prepared he was each time we met, and all the details he knew, it felt like my case was the only one he was working on! There would often be times when I would get really nervous waiting on the prosecution to send some evidence, or in the days leading up to pretrial hearings, but Joe would always be available if I called, and he was very good at calming my nerves by explaining where we were at in the case and what his plan was from there. I cannot stress enough how kind he always was in addition to knowing his stuff!
When it came time for the pretrial hearing, he was exceptionally prepared to present the legal faults he found with the prosecution's case. No detail was left unturned! At one point, he was even instructing my arresting officer how to properly administer some of the field sobriety tests! I had a very tough court, but he was able to get them to reduce the OVI charge to a physical control violation and reckless operation. I cannot imagine a more knowledgeable, confident lawyer to have worked with during this case; I am confident that if I had had anyone else representing me, I would have been convicted of an OVI. If you are charged with an OVI, I cannot repeat it enough: don't waste your time or money, just stick with Joe Hada!