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What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car in Dayton, OH?

Hitting a bike rider with your car in Dayton can be terrifying for you and catastrophic for the bicyclist. Car accidents involving cyclists often result in traumatic injuries for the bike rider. Knowing what to do after you hit a bike rider with your car can help you protect your legal options to defend yourself… read more

Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Wrong: Reasons for False Positive Results

Suppose a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after seeing you drive erratically. The police officer already believes you may be driving drunk or drugged in many cases. Therefore, they will request that you take a breathalyzer test to measure your blood alcohol level (BAC)…. 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

8 Tips for Hiring a DUI Lawyer in Dayton

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can harm yourself and others. In fact, nearly 11,000 Americans are killed in alcohol-related accidents every year. Drunk driving is a significant threat to the nation’s roadways, and the penalties for driving under the influence are steep.  Being convicted of a DUI and losing your driver’s license… 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

What Are Your Choices? What To Do After Getting Your First DUI in Ohio

If you’ve been charged for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol for the first time, you may be wondering: what are your choices? Getting your first DUI in Dayton, Ohio doesn’t have to leave you in a panic.  If you are facing allegations for a first offense of operating a vehicle impaired (OVI),… 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

Why Is There No Statute of Limitations for Murder in Ohio?

The criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates explain why there is no statute of limitations for murder in Dayton, Ohio. The Ohio state legislature is responsible for passing statutes of limitation. Statute 2901.13 provides the statutes of limitation for criminal charges in the state.  Pursuant to this statute, there is no statute of limitation… 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