Criminal Defense

What Is a Disposition Hearing in Criminal Court?

Being arrested for a crime can be frightening, especially when you are not familiar with the criminal courts and the process of prosecuting crimes. Misdemeanor charges are generally handled through plea agreements. However, if you are charged with a felony, your case may not be as easy to resolve. Felony convictions have severe penalties. If… read more

The Five Easiest Ways To Have Your Criminal Case Dismissed in Ohio

There are many ways to have a criminal case dismissed in the State of Ohio. This blog post will cover five of the easiest ways, with the intent of arming you with valuable information should you find yourself facing criminal charges. Insufficient Probable Cause An arrest cannot be made without probable cause, nor can a… read more

How Does Parole Work in Ohio?

Being convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to prison does not necessarily mean you will serve your entire prison sentence. Some inmates are eligible for parole.  Parole is the conditional release of a prisoner before the end of their prison sentence. A parole officer generally supervises the parolee during parole. If the parolee violates… read more

Criminal Trespass

Most people don’t know that you can go to jail for trespassing in Ohio. We think of trespassing as a “minor” crime that will only result in a slap on the wrist or a fine in the worst-case scenario. These beliefs are mistaken. While criminal trespass isn’t as serious as theft crimes, sex crimes, or… read more

The Basics of Assault and Battery Laws in Dayton, OH

You may have heard “assault and battery” frequently used in movies and TV shows. However, Ohio does not have a criminal battery statute. Rather, assault and battery are both covered under Ohio’s assault statutes.  In Ohio, there are four different types of assault charges. From least to most serious, these charges are: Negligent Assault Assault… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam, or Bar Association?

Curious about what Bar stands for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association? In this blog, Dayton criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates explain what you need to know. The History of the term “Bar” The history of the term “Bar” goes a long way back. If you have ever seen a courtroom, you… read more

Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge

If you have been convicted of a crime and facing a sentencing hearing, you may want to talk to your Dayton criminal defense lawyer about character letters. Effective character letters can help sway the judge to order a lighter sentence. In addition, if character witnesses are not permitted at your sentencing hearing, a character letter… read more

The Best States for Responsible Gun Owners

The Dayton criminal defense attorneys at Suhre & Associates put together a list of the best states for responsible gun owners. Good defense attorneys spend a great deal of time studying firearm laws and self defense rules.  Likewise, law abiding gun owners worry a lot about the political and regulatory environment where they live. After… read more

10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to For Your Case

Uncovering police misconduct can be a critical component of a strong criminal defense.  Police misconduct in a criminal case can result in: The court excluding tainted evidence The court or prosecutor dismissing the case Reduced police credibility with the court and jury The jury acquitting a defendant of criminal charges Now let’s dive into some… read more

What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution in Dayton?

What is the difference between escorting and prostitution? The Dayton criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates, LLC discuss everything you need to know in this article.  In short, prostitution is offering to pay for sex with anything of value. Escorting, on the other hand, refers to paying someone to accompany you to an event… read more