Criminal Defense

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

What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?

Most people understand that having an arrest or bench warrant issued against them in their home state is a serious matter. However, some operate under the assumption that they’re less likely to face legal consequences if they have a warrant in another state. They may even skip town to evade arrest. Don’t make this mistake…. read more

How to Prepare For a Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is crucial to talk with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after being arrested. It is also wise to talk with a criminal lawyer if you believe you are being investigated for a crime or are a person of interest in a crime. Being arrested for a crime does not mean you… read more

Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police To Search and Seize Without a Warrant

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?

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

What are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

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?

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