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Drunk Driving Laws in the US – DUI Basics Explained

Criminal defense lawyers help people facing crimes and traffic offenses and frequently represent clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – or DUI/OVI. This crime is taken very seriously in the United States, as it poses a significant danger to public safety. Here are the basics of drunk driving laws in… read more

What’s the Difference Between a Title IX Case and a Criminal Case?

Title IX and criminal complaints are two different methods of responding to allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, and other violations in educational settings. Both types of complaints are serious, and it’s important to understand the differences between the two processes and the impact an allegation can have on your future.  Title IX is a federal… read more

Can I Shoot Someone in Ohio Who Is Trying To Steal My Car?

When someone is trying to steal your vehicle in Ohio, using deadly force may not be justifiable based on self-defense laws alone. Self-defense with a firearm should be employed when facing an imminent threat of serious bodily harm rather than solely to protect property. There have been cases where vehicle owners have been criminally charged… read more

Things to Know Before You Get Pulled Over for a DUI in Dayton

Drinking and driving is a major concern in Ohio. Thousands of people suffer serious injuries every year due to people driving under the influence. To combat this issue, the state legislature has created some rather harsh penalties for people who drive under the influence. These penalties are enforced by state and local police. They monitor… read more

Title IX: Understanding Affirmative Consent

When allegations of sexual misconduct arise, the consequences can be severe for all parties involved. In the context of schools and universities, an important federal law comes into play to safeguard students from such abuse: Title IX.  This law mandates that any educational institution receiving federal funding cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. This… read more

Where Does Your OVI License Reinstatement Fee Go in Dayton, Ohio?

An operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) arrest in Dayton, Ohio, can lead to a number of consequences. These include the possibility of license suspension, jail time, fines, and more. The severity and applicability of these penalties will depend on various factors, including the facts and circumstances of the particular case. However, the $475 license reinstatement… read more

An Update on the Biden Administration’s Title IX Proposed Rule

On June 22, 2022, the Biden Administration released the proposed changes to the Title IX Regulations for public comment. The release date coincided with the 50th anniversary of Title IX.  The public had 60 days to comment on the proposed changes. As of the September 12, 2022, deadline, over 238,000 comments were submitted.  The next… read more

How Much Does a DUI Cost in Ohio?

In Ohio, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge is a serious offense that carries many consequences. From license suspensions to jail time, being convicted of a DUI can have lasting effects on your life. But one of the most pressing concerns for many people may be the immediate financial impact of a DUI conviction… read more

Are Title IX Complaints Public?

In a nutshell, Title IX is a federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. It is a civil rights law that courts have interpreted broadly to include issues such as campus sexual harassment and sexual assault. A Title IX complaint can even set the stage for federal criminal charges…. read more

Definitions and Examples of Title IX Violations

Title IX is an important piece of legislation that protects people from gender discrimination. It applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds, including colleges, universities, and elementary schools. The law is designed to give individuals the right to participate in activities on the basis of their gender or sex without facing any prejudice… read more