Criminal Defense

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 DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers 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… 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 DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers 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… 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: Now let’s dive into some examples of police misconduct that may be relevant to your case. Every case is different, so be sure to consult with the experienced Dayton criminal defense attorneys to… 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 DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers 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… 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