Criminal Defense

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

Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney

Lawyers and attorneys are a lot like insurance. You hope you don’t need them, but you’re a whole lot better off with them on your side when the going gets tough. While it’s common to use the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” interchangeably, there’s actually a difference between the two.  Knowing the difference is not only… read more

Falsely Accused of a Crime? Keep These 5 Things in Mind

Before testifying in court, witnesses take an oath to “tell the truth and nothing but the truth.” The problem is that people often do not keep their word. False accusations – especially ones alleging that you committed a crime – can be devastating. In addition to ruining your professional life, tall tales can also wreak… read more

What Are the Penalties for Having a Fake ID in Ohio?

Using a fake ID may seem like an age-old tradition – even a rite of passage of sorts – for many young people. Fake identification laws, though, are a serious matter in the eyes of law enforcement. Whether the fake ID is used to skirt the law for underage drinking, buy tobacco products or similar… read more

Understanding Abortion Laws in Ohio

Without a doubt, abortion is one of the most intensely debated issues in the country. Even though the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 essentially made abortion legal, some states – including Ohio – have placed restrictions on the procedure. What Is Abortion? Simply put, abortion is the… read more

Is It Illegal to Have Sex in a Car?

Sometimes it’s hard to get privacy. You might have roommates who are home all the time. Or, maybe your parents don’t approve of your boyfriend or girlfriend, so you have to sneak around. For whatever reason, you find yourself having sex in your car. Is this legal? Can you get arrested for having sex in… read more

Can I Go to Jail For Giving Someone Herpes?

In 2017, an Ohio woman sued her ex-boyfriend for giving her herpes, a sexually-transmitted disease (STD). In her lawsuit, she claimed that he knew that he had the disease, but failed to disclose that to her before they had sex. Now she has an STD for the rest of her life and wants him to… read more

Do I Still Need a Lawyer If I Plan on Pleading Guilty?

If you’re facing charges for DUI or some other criminal offense and intend to plead guilty, you may be tempted to skip hiring a lawyer to represent you. That would be a big mistake – and could be a very costly one, too. Feeling overwhelmed by the legal process or merely just wanting to get… read more