Legal News

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

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

Greyhound passenger arrested in Ohio for selling LSD on bus

Drug deals could happen in just about any venue. Generally, those selling the drugs may try to sell their particular type of drug in an area that has people who may be likely to purchase the particular type of drug. Although this may be a general theory, an accused drug dealer who was recently arrested… 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