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Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes

Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes While ranking seventh in total population, the state of Ohio has the dubious distinction of ranking third in number of hate crimes reported, behind only California and New York. Some states with significantly higher populations have significantly less reports of hate crime. For instance Texas which has more than double the population of Ohio and is the second most populated state in the union has well… Read more

Ohio to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Ohio to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Fight Opioid Epidemic The opioid crisis has quietly gripped the country for years and only now have we started coming to terms with it and trying to fix the problem. Overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids, such as OxyContin and Fentanyl,  have doubled in the past couple of years with 30,000 deaths annually, which is about the same amount of deaths that are attributed to car crashes every year. Ohio is actually one of… Read more

Brian Joslyn Fighting to Get Woman Out of Prison Due to Bad Advice from Former Attorney

Brian Joslyn Fighting to Get Woman Out of Prison Due to Bad Advice from Former Attorney If you are accused of a crime, it is a serious risk to your life and liberty if you let the court appoint an attorney to represent you. You have no idea if this attorney has any experience, if this person is going to spend the necessary amount of time on your case, if they have ever been successful in the past, or if they even care what happens to you. There are countless horror stories floating around… Read more

Ohioans to Vote on Eliminating Prison Sentences for Minor Drug Offenses

Ohioans to Vote on Eliminating Prison Sentences for Minor Drug Offenses If you were not aware, it is election time and there are a lot of crucial decisions Ohio voters will need to make. Besides choosing a senator and representatives, voters will have to decide on one initiative, Ohio Issue 1.  Issue 1, the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment, is a proposed constitutional amendment that is designed to reduce the number of people in state… Read more

Bail and Bonds

Bail and Bonds Typically when someone gets arrested, the first thing they want to know is when they will get out of jail. Now, this depends on whether or not the judge will grant or deny bail. Judges will consider the following factors when they are deciding: Is the defendant at a risk of fleeing?Does the defendant have any connections in their local community?Has the defendant failed to appear for any court date?Typically,… Read more

Ohio Criminal Process

Ohio Criminal Process When someone gets arrested for a crime, what happens? First, law enforcement officers will take the alleged offender to the police station, where they will be fingerprinted, photographed, and will need to provide personal information such as name and date of birth. If they have any personal effects on them, like wallets, purses, rings, and cell phones, these items will be cataloged and stored. Once… Read more

Prescription Drugs & OVI Charges

Prescription Drugs & OVI Charges In Ohio, driving under the influence is defined as "the operation of any vehicle... when under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse...or any combination of the two". Meaning, you can get an OVI charge for using prescription drugs and driving. Prescription drugs are managed under the same laws and drug schedules as recreational drugs. If your doctor has you on prescription opiates such as oxycodone… Read more

Property Crime Defense

Property Crime Defense Getting charged with a property crime in Ohio can carry some serious consequences. Property crimes are defined by a wide variety of offenses, from misdemeanors to felonies. Here's some of the most common ones we come across: Arson Knowingly setting fire to, or causing an explosion to property. This could be your own property with the intent of defrauding, someone else's property, or state property.… Read more

How to Not Get Arrested This Summer

How to Not Get Arrested This Summer The dog days of April - something about the warm, long days seems to make people feel a little looser. Late summer activities bring a lot of fun, and many of them are completely harmless. However, there are a few that are dangerous, especially if the heat is making you feel a little careless. Review the safety tips below to keep your summer low-key, and not in a hospital bed or in the back of a police… Read more

White Collar Crime Defense

White Collar Crime Defense White collar crime is typically defined as crime committed through the course of an individual's business, or economic, financial, or corporate crime. Some white collar crime may seem harmless, but consequences are still severe. Some of the most common white collar offenses we see are: -Identity Fraud-Forgery-Tax Evasion-Insurance Fraud-Medicaid Fraud-Embezzlement-ExtortionOftentimes, individuals who… Read more

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