Legal Blog & Information

How Does Bail Work in Ohio?

In Ohio, if you are arrested and charged with a crime, you might be required to post bail. This is the process imposed by the court to allow you to leave jail while ensuring you return for future hearings in your case. Bail is collateral that a person accused of a crime gives to the… 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

3 Charged After 80 Kilos of Cocaine Seized From Dayton Used Car Dealer

According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, law enforcement agents seized 80 kilograms of cocaine from a Dayton used car dealer. Law enforcement agents arrested three men on federal drug trafficking charges. One of the men co-owns the used car dealership in Dayton. Several law enforcement agencies were involved… read more

How Safe is Dayton, OH?

Civil unrest and protests calling for police reform have made many people question whether Dayton is a safe place right now. In response to some of the civil unrest, Ohio lawmakers might consider a “Stand Your Ground” law. The law would give citizens the right to use deadly force in self-defense. The proposed bill would… read more

Dayton Crime Down Thanks to Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic caused many unintended consequences. Some of the consequences of a pandemic were expected, such as high rates of unemployment and overloads of our health care system. However, some consequences may not have been as apparent when the pandemic began. While police officers throughout the country, including the Struthers Police Department, posted requests… read more

Is CBD Oil Legal in Ohio?

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding CBD oil and its possible health benefits ever since a 2018 federal law decriminalized its use. As in almost every other state, it is legal to buy, sell, or possess CBD oil in Ohio. However, before you decide to use CBD oil, it’s important to know what CBD… read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Ohio?

There are many public places in Ohio where you cannot go barefoot. However, it is legal to drive a car in Ohio without shoes. No federal or state laws make it illegal to drive barefoot in any state in the country. However, that does not mean you could not be charged with a crime or… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Tiger in Ohio?

Ohio has some of the strictest wild animal laws in the United States, in part because of a tragic incident in 2011, which resulted in the death of dozens of wild animals in Zanesville, Ohio. The owner of an exotic zoo in Zanesville released the animals before committing suicide. The incident prompted legislators to take… read more

Is it Legal to Have a Pet Sloth In Ohio?

Ohio has an extensive list of wild animals that are banned as pets. Even though Ohio has some of the strictest laws regarding ownership of exotic animals as pets, sloths are actually not on the list. However, just because you can own a sloth in Ohio does not mean that you should. Sloths are wild… read more