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Columbus Sex Crime Lawyer Explains Proposed Ohio Rape Kit DNA Testing Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued an $850,000 initiative urging Ohio police to send all rape kits to local or state forensic crime labs for DNA testing. The project intends to help victims of sexual abuse cases dating as far back as the early 1990's bring their attackers to justice. DeWine believes about half of all sexual abuse cases are reported and sent to crime labs for testing, and he wants… Read more

Four Armed Robbery Crime Alerts In One Month For Ohio State University

Today ignites uneasiness around the Ohio State University campus with the fourth police issued 'timely' crime alert in a month, due to reports of armed robbery.  The attacks came on or near campus this month, creating quite a stir among students, faculty and staff, with a concerning for safety.  All reports have at least one detail in common, the use of a "Deadly weapon" or "dangerous ordnance." Police… Read more

New Database Offers Insight Into the Civil Impact of Criminal Convictions in Ohio

One of the many unfortunate consequences of being a convicted felon is the hardship it places on finding suitable employment. Ohio has recently reformed state sentencing statutes and many advocates for ex-offenders are concerned about the collateral sanctions that create barriers for ex-offenders who are seeking employment to support themselves and their families.  Collateral sanctions range from losing… Read more

New Law Bans Bath Salts in Ohio

Taking a bath just got a little less fun. In July of this year, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 64, which made it a crime to sell or be in possession of bath salts and the new law recently took effect in October. Bath salts are considered a synthetic recreational drug.  The drugs were mostly being sold in tobacco shops and convenience stores. [caption id="attachment_57" align="alignnone"… Read more

A Close Look at Drug Trafficking in Ohio

In 2007, one of the most successful drug raids occurred in Mexico City, Mexico with the cooperation of The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Mexican Police. During the raid over $200 million in U.S. currency was seized along with a pill making machine, luxury vehicles and various weapons, which included guns and semiautomatic firearms. Officials believed that the money was connected… Read more

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