80 Years of Excellence Three Generations of Seeking Justice

undefinedCatherine Breault

Practicing criminal defense is more than just a profession or a career path. Rather, it is a true vocation, which demands both great time and energy and is ever deserving of both. Catherine has made it her life’s mission to serve her community in the best way she can by living out her life in a vocational manner through the practice criminal of defense.

Catherine Breault graduated with honors from Bethany College, located in Bethany, West Virginia, in 2016 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in criminal justice. She graduated from the University of Dayton, School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Catherine was a member of Law Review and President of the Criminal Law Association. Catherine is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Federal Southern District of Ohio. Catherine is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Dayton Bar Association.

Prior to working at Rion, Rion & Rion, Catherine clerked for the Honorable Judge Barbara P. Gorman, assisting in both case research and drafting opinions. Catherine’s background in English Literature has made her particularly equip for practicing appellate law as she specializes in strong research and writing. Catherine’s area of practice spans all aspects of criminal and civil litigation in both state and federal court.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Dismissed Civil Stalking Protection Order | Against our client

    Our client received paperwork that a Civil Stalking Protection Order was placed against our client. We challenged the protection order, asking for a directed verdict. The Judge agreed, stating that there was no threats of physical harm to the alleged victim and the mental distress evidence was not sufficient.

  • Conviction Vacated Appeal | State vs. K.M. (2nd District Court of Appeals)

    Client was charged, and later found guilty of, tampering with evidence kept by a government entity (F3). We appealed the case on the grounds that the trial court erred in not granting the client’s motion to dismiss stating that the statute of limitations had expired. In late 2018, the appellate court reversed the client’s judgement and vacated the client’s conviction.

  • Acquitted Robbery (Physical Harm) F2 | State vs. J.M.

    Client was accused of robbing a local Rite Aid and charged with robbery while using/threatening to use physical harm. After 2 days of trial and 4 ½ hours of deliberation, a jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Not Guilty Unlawful Restraint M3 | State vs. BV

    Client was accused of unlawful restraint while in her position in the health care field. Our client maintained her innocence throughout the case. After 2 days of trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Case Dismissed OVI

    The Defendant was on the way back from a friend’s house when she was pulled over in her car for crossing over the marked lines. She was charged with an OVI. While waiting for her chance before the jury, the Defendant was granted driving privileges with the help of our office. At the Suppression Hearing, the OVI case was dismissed and the Defendant only had to pay court costs.

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Murder

    In July of 2015, the Defendant was charged with the murder of a man in Springfield. After hiring our office, we worked hard with the Defendant and his family to prepare the best defense for our client. The trial lasted two days and resulted in a Not Guilty verdict on all charges by the Jury.

  • Not Guilty | Reduced Charge Sex Crime Charges
    The Defendant was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of abduction. After multiple hearings with the prosecution and Judge, the case went to the Jury. When the trial concluded after two days, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of attempted rape and Guilty of a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. He only had to serve 60 days which his jail time credit counted for.
  • Not Guilty Murder

    After a tragic death of a young man in her care, the Defendant was charged with murder. The entire case lasted two and a half years but after a four day bench trial, the verdict was Not Guilty and all charges were dismissed.

  • Not Guilty Federal Felony Drug Possession
    In the United States Southern District Court of Ohio, the Defendant was charged with possession to distribute marijuana and marijuana plants and also the possession of a firearm while allegedly trafficking drugs. After one year of pre-trial and suppression hearings, the case finally went to a jury. The trial lasted five days at the federal court house in Dayton, Ohio and when it was over the Defendant was found Not Guilty of all charges and thus acquitted.
  • Not Guilty Murder

    The Defendant, out of Springfield, Ohio, was charged with one count of murder with a death penalty specification and one count of weapons under disability. After seven busy months of pretrials and suppression hearings, the case finally went before the jury at the end of the year. It took the jury 13 hours to find the Defendant Not Guilty of Murder but Guilty of Weapons Under Disability. This was the first acquittal in Springfield in years so we were excited to usher in a new time.

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