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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

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 seen all the recent ad campaigns discouraging drinking and driving by using the cost of being found guilty of Operating a Vehicle while Impaired (OVI), Ohio’s version of Driving While Intoxicated (DUI). Have you been wondering how accurate these ads are or just… 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