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Neighborhood Crime Surveillance Cameras Seeing New Use in Dublin, Ohio

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of crime prevention cameras by law enforcement officials. These cameras are installed at key points across a neighborhood where it will supposedly do the most good to discourage crime and assist in tracking down criminals. Opponents of the crime cameras are concerned over the government’s growing…
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Franklin County Casino May Lead to More Tourist Arrests

Casinos often get a bad rap about crime. People think of “The Godfather” and other mob movies, and think casinos are all run by organized crime families, even though most of them are run by huge corporations. Even worse, some people think that casinos are magnets for crime — that they draw people who will…
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Ohio Cracks Down on Prescription Drugs

Recently, national news sources have done stories on “pharm parties.” Pharm parties are small gatherings of teenagers who collect an assortment of prescription pills, usually either stealing them from their parents or purchasing them on the black market. They then might dump all the pills in a bowl and will roll dice. Whatever number they…
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Ohio State Highway Patrol Double DUI Checkpoints During Labor Day Weekend; Columbus DUI Defense Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses Increased Patrol

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Labor Day weekend results in the most fatalities each year than any other holiday. Approximately 187 people were killed on Ohio roads between 2000 and 2010, during Labor Day weekends. Over that same decade, that’s 23 more than both the 164 people killed in crashes during the…
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Columbus Attorney Discusses Ohio Supreme Court Order to Require Legal Consult for Juveniles

In what can be a complex system for anyone, the Ohio legal system can both overwhelm and intimidate those who do not have a strong grasp of the subject. This is particularly the case for minors accused of juvenile offenses. The vast majority will be unaware of their rights and the legal protection that is…
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Know Your Rights During a 4th of July DUI Stop in Columbus, OH

While the 4th of July does fall on a Wednesday this year, this will not stop thousands of people throughout Hamilton County, OH, from enjoying public and private celebrations. Last year, Ohio State Highway Patrol reportedly arrested 598 drivers for OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence) on the Fourth of July. This number is…
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Ohio Lawmakers Reducing Restrictions on Concealed Handgun Laws; Columbus Gun Crimes Lawyer Brian Joslyn Discusses Changes

Proposed changes to Ohio’s concealed handgun legislation may soon be made into law, easing some restrictions to renew a concealed handgun license, clarifying the definition of a loaded gun and acknowledging permit holder’s rights across states lines.  The amendment to Ohio’s concealed weapons laws passed the Ohio House of Representatives this week with a 59-28…
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New OhioTexting While Driving Ban Targets Teens

Changes to Ohio traffic laws get underway this month after Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently signed House Bill 99 into law.  June 1 marks the beginning of the new law being put into place; however, drivers can expect a 6-month warning period after the effective date.  During this time, law enforcement officers will issue…
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