Criminal Defense

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

Ohio massage parlors never got adequate notice, hearing postponed

Every person accused of committing a crime has the right to defend against the charges. Part of this right is not only that people have a chance to defend, but that they have the appropriate amount of time in which to build a meaningful defense. Eight massage parlors in Ohio were recently shut down after… read more