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Dayton Crime Down Thanks to Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic caused many unintended consequences. Some of the consequences of a pandemic were expected, such as high rates of unemployment and overloads of our health care system. However, some consequences may not have been as apparent when the pandemic began. While police officers throughout the country, including the Struthers Police Department, posted requests… read more

Is CBD Oil Legal in Ohio?

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding CBD oil and its possible health benefits ever since a 2018 federal law decriminalized its use. As in almost every other state, it is legal to buy, sell, or possess CBD oil in Ohio. However, before you decide to use CBD oil, it’s important to know what CBD… read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Ohio?

There are many public places in Ohio where you cannot go barefoot. However, it is legal to drive a car in Ohio without shoes. No federal or state laws make it illegal to drive barefoot in any state in the country. However, that does not mean you could not be charged with a crime or… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Tiger in Ohio?

Ohio has some of the strictest wild animal laws in the United States, in part because of a tragic incident in 2011, which resulted in the death of dozens of wild animals in Zanesville, Ohio. The owner of an exotic zoo in Zanesville released the animals before committing suicide. The incident prompted legislators to take… read more

Is it Legal to Have a Pet Sloth In Ohio?

Ohio has an extensive list of wild animals that are banned as pets. Even though Ohio has some of the strictest laws regarding ownership of exotic animals as pets, sloths are actually not on the list. However, just because you can own a sloth in Ohio does not mean that you should. Sloths are wild… read more

What is the Difference Between a Stay at Home Order and Martial Law?

Most of the governors in the United States have issued some form of a Stay at Home order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. There have been numerous orders issued related to the coronavirus in Ohio since Governor Mike DeWine declared a State of Emergency in Ohio on March 9, 2020. However, martial… read more

How to Deal with an Outstanding Warrant for Your Arrest

Warrants are legal orders that permit law enforcement officers to take specific actions. How you deal with an outstanding warrant can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. All warrants, regardless of whether you believe the warrant to be valid, should be taken seriously. Common Types of Warrants Arrest Warrants An arrest… read more

Can You Be Arrested for Cursing at the Police?

You might want to curse a police officer for pulling you over for a traffic infraction, but you would probably never curse an officer out loud. However, not everyone shares the same reservations about cursing at the police. While freedom of speech protects some forms of communication, cursing at the police could result in a… read more

What Is A Subpoena?

A subpoena is a tool used by parties to a legal matter, including criminal cases and civil cases. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to use all available tools to mount a strong defense. Subpoenas Used in Ohio Criminal Cases Subpoenas are court orders. If a person fails to comply with a… read more

What Is The Age Of Consent In Ohio?

The legal age of consent in Ohio is 16 years. Generally, anyone under the age of 16 years is considered by law to lack the legal capacity to engage in sexual acts. Even if you believe the person to be older than 16 years of age, you can still be charged with a sex crime…. read more