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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

Early Termination of Probation

Early Termination of Probation Even though probation is a lot more attractive than a prison sentence, it can certainly be a burden to those who have to deal with it. It completely restricts your ability to live life the way you normally would. Many who are currently on probation are most likely willing to take the steps necessary to terminate their probation earlier than originally agreed upon.Thankfully, Ohio has an option to apply… Read more

What To Do If Your Teen Is Arrested for Pot Possession

What To Do If Your Teen Is Arrested for Pot Possession Did you know that 54% of Americans have said that they smoke pot and that they're parents? If you fit in this statistic, you may not be surprised that your teen smoked pot, but are probably a bit disappointed that they didn't tell you, and are also stressed out over the arrest. An arrest is significant no matter the circumstances. However, the more aware you are of the consequences, the better decision… Read more

Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic Violation Defense Many Ohio drivers believe that traffic or driving violations are ultimately not worth worrying about. While some moving violations can be resolved by paying a fine or taking a driving safety course, many others are more serious and can lead to severe repercussions. Depending on how many violations you are charged with, and the severity of each, you may be facing license suspension, jail time, and vehicle… Read more

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI There's no sugarcoating it: If an officer in Ohio pulls you over because they suspect you're under the influenWhat to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUIce, it is likely you'll be arrested. However, you can reduce the consequences significantly by what you do and don't do. First, don't panic. This may be hard considering there's flashing lights behind you, and you probably have somewhere… Read more

Firearm Charges

Firearm Charges Most gun owners, by and large, are responsible gun owners. However, you may be committing a misdemeanor or felony weapons offense without even realizing it. Some of the most common firearm and weapon charges in Columbus are:-Carrying concealed weapons-Unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance -Unlawful transaction in weapons-Improper discharge of a firearm-Providing firearms to a minor-Using firearms… Read more

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