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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 Embezzlement Tax Evasion Medicaid Fraud Healthcare Fraud…
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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…
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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…
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