Criminal Defense

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I’m Innocent?

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

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

Gun Shot Residue Evidence Isn’t Always A Smoking Gun

If you have seen a television or movie murder trial, those theatrical interpretations of an actual murder trial may have included references to gunshot residue. References to gunshot residue (GSR) are common in crime dramas. The police and the prosecution make a big deal about the defendant having GSR on his hands or his close…. read more

Am I Being Detained? 6 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police

Interactions with the police can be frightening and tense. You do not want to say something that can make matters worse, but you do not want the police officers to arrest you for obstructing justice. It is always a good thing to remember that you can remain silent and can have a criminal defense attorney… 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 a Criminal Defense Attorney and When Do You Need One?

Whether you’ve seen them portrayed in a gripping Hollywood blockbuster film or television show, the fictionalized depiction of a criminal defense attorney rarely matches reality. The truth of the matter, though, is that when things go south there’s no one better than a criminal defense attorney to have by your side. What’s the Definition of… read more

Is It Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard?

For many Americans, the freedom of being able to travel wherever they want is the main attraction of RV ownership. However, not all prospective RV owners fall into this category. Some want to buy an RV to park it in their backyard and move into it permanently – simplifying their lives and reducing their costs… read more