The City of Stow is home to 34,000 residents who fall into the Akron metropolitan area. Stow is a popular Summit County city that offers a more suburban setting as well as a number of public parks, golf courses, and trails for horse riding and hiking. Stow is also the hometown of gold medalist Mark Gangloff who won the 4×100 swim relay in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Lawyers who know local court procedure also call Stow home. Lawyers in Stow advise a diverse cast of clients on a wide range of cases including bankruptcy, automobile injury, divorce, wrongful termination, and criminal cases like felony and DUI charges.
Recently in Stow, Home Depot employee Ariel Alcaide was allegedly fed-up with her job and set 3 fires inside the hardware store. The fires caused $250,477 in damages. Alcaide was charged with Aggravated Arson but pled guilty to a lesser charge of arson and agreed to pay restitution as part of a plea bargain. She could face up to 18 months in prison.
The Summit County Court of Common Pleas is responsible for hearing most of the cases that arise in Stow. Ohio Common Pleas Courts have sole jurisdiction over mental health, probate, family, felony, juvenile, and real property cases exceeding $15,000. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is responsible for hearing any bankruptcy cases including chapters 7 and 13. Immigration cases must be heard be the U.S. Immigration Court in Cleveland, Ohio.
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