Legal Blog & Information

What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?

Most people understand that having an arrest or bench warrant issued against them in their home state is a serious matter. However, some operate under the assumption that they’re less likely to face legal consequences if they have a warrant in another state. They may even skip town to evade arrest. Don’t make this mistake…. read more

These Are the Most Common Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence charges can have long-term consequences, even if you are acquitted of all criminal charges. The courts treat allegations of domestic violence seriously. Therefore, you need to take these charges just as seriously.  Once law enforcement officers are involved, the victim cannot “drop” the charges. Instead, the prosecutor’s office decides whether to pursue criminal… read more

Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI in Ohio

Driving under the influence or OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs) can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in Ohio. Understanding the difference between a misdemeanor DUI and a felony DUI can help you determine how to proceed with your case. Misdemeanor DUI in Ohio If you are… read more

How to Prepare For a Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is crucial to talk with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after being arrested. It is also wise to talk with a criminal lawyer if you believe you are being investigated for a crime or are a person of interest in a crime. Being arrested for a crime does not mean you… read more

What’s The Likelihood of My DUI Case Going to Trial?

Being arrested for DUI in Dayton can be frightening. If you have never been arrested, you might not know what to do or what to expect. Try to remember to remain calm and ask for a DUI lawyer. Do not answer questions or give a statement to the police without your lawyer present. Most DUI… read more

What Happens When A Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges in Dayton, OH

Domestic violence charges are serious criminal offenses.  Section 2919.25 of the Ohio Revised Code defines domestic violence as knowingly or recklessly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to a family member or a member of your household. The law also makes it illegal to threaten physical harm to a family member or a member… read more

What Is The Most Likely Outcome for Felony 5 Drug Possession in Ohio?

Ohio’s drug possession laws are some of the harshest laws in the United States. In some states, a first offense drug possession charge might result in probation. However, in Ohio, a first-time offender could face jail time for drug possession. If you have illegal drugs in your possession, you need to understand the penalties you… read more

What You Need To Know About DUI Classes

Do you have questions about Driving Under the Influence (DUI) classes in Ohio? If you have been charged with a first-time DUI in Ohio, you may have heard about DUI classes. Here’s what you need to know. What Are DUI Classes in Ohio?  Ohio’s Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is for drivers with first-time DUI charges…. read more

Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police To Search and Seize Without a Warrant

Whether you’re sitting at home, watching a movie with your family, or relaxing in bed alone, you expect privacy… especially from the police. After all, you’re there in the safety of your own property and there are rights that safeguard you against unwarranted searches. That’s what the average person might think. However, that isn’t always… read more

What is Clemency?

Clemency is an official excusal for a past crime. The President grants clemency for federal crimes and state governors grant clemency for state crimes.  Clemency can be granted in multiple ways that have different effects.  There are three types of clemency: Reprieve Commutation of a sentence Pardon Each of these types of clemency forgives a… read more