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Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police To Search and Seize Without a Warrant
February 15, 2021 | Criminal Defense
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?
February 4, 2021 | Criminal Defense
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
How Far Is 1000 Feet Within a School Area in Miles?
January 25, 2021 | Sex Crimes
If you ask this question, you are probably trying to determine how far away someone on the sex offender registry list must live from a school. One mile equals 5,280 feet. Therefore, someone on the sex offender registry in Ohio can live within one mile of a school. Prohibiting an Offender From Living Near Schools… read more
How to Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault
December 30, 2020 | Sex Crimes
In the state of Ohio and around the country, sexual assault comes with serious consequences. If convicted of sexual assault, an individual might face lengthy prison sentences and have to enroll as a convicted sex offender. The latter punishment can stay with you for life and make it difficult to apply for a job or… read more
What Effect Will a DUI/OVI Conviction Have on My Ohio Medical License?
December 22, 2020 | DUI
Medical professionals, more than most, are aware of the toxic impacts alcohol has on the body. It is important for medical professionals to know that operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can have toxic effects on their medical licenses. State Medical Board of Ohio Disciplinary Guidelines The State Medical Board… read more
What are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?
October 29, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The term “moral turpitude” sounds ominous. For anyone charged with a crime involving moral turpitude, the consequences could genuinely be frightening. For that reason, it is generally in a person’s best interest to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately about potential defenses and strategies for fighting charges of crimes involving moral turpitude. What is… read more
Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I’m Innocent?
October 22, 2020 | Criminal Defense
The short answer is, “Yes, you need a criminal defense lawyer if you are innocent.” Whenever you face criminal charges, it is best to consult with a defense attorney immediately. We all want to believe that our criminal justice system is fair and that the truth will prevail. However, that is not always the case…. read more
Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do
September 10, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Police officers need to follow the law just like ordinary citizens. There is no special card or free pass officers get that allows them to break the law whether they are on or off duty. Just like you and me, if an officer commits a crime and is found guilty, he or she will have… read more
What Happens If I Violate Ohio’s Coronavirus Mask Mandate?
September 2, 2020 | Ohio Law
To combat the spread of the coronavirus, mask mandates have become quite common among many of the nation’s states. To date, 30 states have some kind of mask requirement with all sorts of variations related to enforcement and who exactly must wear a mask. Ohio is one of those 30 states, with governor Mike DeWine… read more
How Does Bail Work in Ohio?
September 1, 2020 | Ohio Law
In Ohio, if you are arrested and charged with a crime, you might be required to post bail. This is the process imposed by the court to allow you to leave jail while ensuring you return for future hearings in your case. Bail is collateral that a person accused of a crime gives to the… read more