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What to Do When You Are Under Arrest

Regardless of why you find yourself detained by law enforcement or under arrest, there are certain etiquettes you should display in order to make the process smoother for you as well as invite the best outcome possible. This is not to say that you should be overly compliant or submit to anything that the officer… read more

What is a GSI Crime?

Gross sexual imposition, which is commonly referred to as GSI is a serious felony charge in the state of Ohio. Unlike rape, which is nonconsensual intercourse or oral sex, gross sexual imposition involves the nonconsensual sexual contact of another person’s erogenous zones. Once convicted, regardless of the degree of the charge, you will be facing… read more

DUI Child Endangerment Laws in Ohio

In the Ohio court system, an operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) sentence can be enhanced to a DUI plus child endangerment charges if a minor is in the vehicle. With these escalated charges comes a more severe sentencing. Child endangerment is an act that Ohio state law takes seriously, in an attempt to help… read more

Ohio Alcohol Laws For Minors

While the federal alcohol laws do not set a minimum legal drinking age or establish what constitutes underage, in 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act which would essentially force all states to raise their minimum drinking age to 21. Because the federal law allows states to make their own laws and regulations… read more

What’s the Difference Between a Revoked License and Suspended License?

Revoked License vs Suspended License Across the United States, one thing remains the same in every state — a revoked license is the permanent seizure of driving privileges while license suspension is a temporary punishment. What varies across the nation is what qualifies for a suspended vs revoked driver’s license. While each state’s department of… read more

Columbus Solicitation Offense – Help Through the Ohio Legal System

Solicitation of prostitution is a serious problem in Columbus, Ohio, where the police force is making a concerted effort to end human trafficking and help reduce the drug problem. The Ohio legal system recognizes that prostitution is not a victimless crime and that many customers of commercial sex view solicitation of prostitution as an easy,… read more

Ohio Parole Violation Consequences

Parole and probation are alternatives to incarceration. The difference between the two is that probation is in lieu of incarceration, whereas parole is an early release from prison to continue the sentence in the community. Under both conditions, the party serving a sentence is supervised and expected to follow certain rules, under the expectation that… read more

Ohio Expungement Process Eligibility

Expungement of a criminal record is when an arrest or conviction is removed from a person’s criminal record, in most cases. The arrest or conviction is not erased from the record, but once it is expunged from your record, you no longer have to disclose it on legal forms, and it will not come up… read more

How to Avoid Internet Sex Crime Charges

Recent federal and Ohio trends show an increase in arrests for possession of child pornography and other Internet sex crimes. The cause of the increase is likely due to to the push for law enforcement to reduce sex crimes involving minors. Law enforcement officers use many tactics to find online perpetrators; some include entrapment. To… read more

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