Former Judge Lance Mason pleaded guilty to one count of attempted felonious assault and one count of domestic violence, in connection with the attack on his wife a year ago.
Mason punched his wife in the face several times, choked and bit her while they were driving on Van Aken Boulevard in Shaker Heights on Aug. 2, 2014.
The couple's two children were present during the attack.
As part of the plea deal, Mason will get prison time. His sentencing date is set for Sept. 16. The amount of time, which will be determined by Judge Patricia Cosgrove, could be anywhere between nine and 36 months.