Legal News

Possession of Methamphetamine: Help Through the Legal System in Ohio

Methamphetamine has historically been used in prescription medications to treat attention deficit disorder or for weight loss stimulation. Because it is a stimulant, methamphetamine causes a user to feel euphoric, energetic, and gives the user a sense of a job well done. Meth forces dopamine to flood the brain, making the user feel satisfied and… read more

Underage Drinking Laws in Ohio: What You Need to Know

The legal drinking age in Ohio is the same as the national consumption age, 21. If a minor is drinking, buying, or possess an alcoholic beverage (even a closed container), they may be arrested and charged with a host of offenses. Underage drinking is a serious crime in Ohio; simply possessing alcohol while underage is… read more

How Blood Alcohol Content Impairs Driving

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a predictable influence that a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) will have on their driving ability. The CDC research is based on a 160 pound man and the amount of drinks (described as one 12 oz beer, one 1.5 oz shot, or one… read more

Can you Afford An OVI?

It’s no secret that getting an OVI can be expensive. You’ve probably heard a thing or two about just how pricey it can be to be convicted of an OVI, which is what we call DUIs here in the great state of Ohio. However, it’s difficult to truly understand just how much of a financial… read more

How To Avoid a DUI

Avoiding a DUI or OVI can protect you from fines, jail time and a whole host of consequences for your future. If you’ve already had a chance to read our latest blog, then you know that, on average, an OVI conviction in Ohio will cost you roughly $7,000. In addition to the financial consequences of… read more

Don’t Wait to Hire a Defense Lawyer

When you’re in need of a criminal defense attorney in Columbus, don’t wait to get the representation you need. Are you facing criminal charges? Whether you’re facing charges relating to a DUI, theft, a white collar crime or anything else, chances are, you’re going to need to find an experienced defense lawyer to represent you.… read more

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

Most Americans are familiar with the Miranda warnings, often because we hear it repeated in television crime dramas and cop movies.   It’s a staple of the American justice system and rightly so.  Also known as the Miranda rights, this warning is often recited by police upon issuing an arrest. However, these rights are only triggered… read more

Accumulating Points on Your Ohio Driver’s License

In the state of Ohio, various traffic violations and convictions can add demerit points to your driving record that accumulate over time resulting in larger, more serious punishments.   If you accumulate 12 points on your driving record over a period of 2 years, the courts will impose a 6 month suspension of your driving license.… read more

Ohio Supreme Court: No automatic sealing of records for pardon

For someone who has been convicted of a criminal offense, there is perhaps nothing more relieving than learning that they’ve been granted a pardon by the Governor, which is defined by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction as “an act of grace or forgiveness that relieves the person pardoned from some or all of… read more

3 Ziploc bags leave 21-year-old in custody in Ohio

A report was released this week that “Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized almost $4,500 worth of marijuana” when they pulled over a young driver and searched his vehicle, which equates to three large Ziploc bags. The young driver was a 21-year-old boy from Canton, Ohio. The scenario leading up to the arrest of the… read more