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Monday, September 21, 2020

An Overview of DUI Checkpoints in Ohio


A DUI checkpoint is an area on the road where law enforcement authorities stop drivers and examine them for sobriety. When a police officer suspects that a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he or she typically asks the driver to perform a series of field sobriety tests. If the driver complies and fails these tests, he or she will be arrested and charged with a DUI. If you are an Ohio driver, it’s important that you understand your rights regarding DUI checkpoints in Ohio. For additional assistance, please contact an Read more . . .


Friday, August 14, 2020

Answers to Common Questions About Ohio Drug Crimes


Ohio takes drug crimes seriously. Therefore, if you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Ohio, it’s important to understand the basics of Ohio drug crimes. A basic knowledge of drug crimes in Ohio will help you understand what to expect as you make your way through Ohio’s criminal law system. Below are answers to common questions about Ohio drug crimes. For additional information, please contact an Read more . . .


Friday, July 17, 2020

Should I Accept a Plea Bargain in Ohio?


If you've been charged with a crime in Ohio, you have many important decisions to make. One such decision is whether to take your case to trial. Some criminal defendants, in order to avoid trial, accept a plea bargain. A plea bargain allows a criminal defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid possible conviction at trial of a more serious charge. In order to determine whether to accept a plea bargain, it's important for you to understand how plea bargains work in Ohio.
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Friday, June 19, 2020

What's the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and Felony in Ohio?


If you've been arrested in Ohio, it's important that you understand the difference between a misdemeanor and felony. Misdemeanors and felonies carry different punishments, all of which can be serious. Both misdemeanors and felonies can result in incarceration and fines, and both can negatively impact your life. Therefore, whether you're facing a misdemeanor or felony charge in Ohio, you should contact an


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Common Ohio Divorce Questions


For most people, the prospect of getting a divorce is daunting. Family, financial, and legal concerns often leave prospective divorcees unsure of where to turn or what to do. Unfortunately, it is this fear of the unknown that keeps many people stuck in unhappy marriages. If your marriage is broken beyond repair, you shouldn't let your unfamiliarity with the divorce process hold you back from moving on with your life. Below are answers to some common Ohio divorce questions.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

What Happens to the House in an Ohio Divorce?


In Ohio, all property acquired by a couple during marriage is subject to division in a divorce—including the house. Ohio is an equitable distribution state, which means that courts in Ohio attempt to divide marital property evenly between the spouses. However, if equal division would be inequitable, the court will examine the following factors to arrive at an equitable result:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The assets and liabilities of the spouses
  • The liquidity of the property
  • The tax consequences to each spouse
  • The economic desirability of leaving an asset intact
  • Any other factor that the court finds to be relevant

The family home is often the most significant asset a couple acquires during marriage. The equity in the family home, which is the difference between what is owed on the mortgage and the home's market value, is marital property that is subject to a 50/50 split. However, depending on the circumstances, one spouse sometimes keeps the family home.
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Friday, March 6, 2020

An Overview of Gun Crimes in Ohio


Ohio takes gun crimes seriously. In addition to a permanent criminal record, a gun crime conviction in Ohio can result in incarceration, fines, and other penalties. Therefore, if you've been charged with a gun crime in Ohio, it's imperative that you fight your charges with the help of an Ohio criminal defense attorney.
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

How to Choose the Right Ohio Divorce Attorney


Attempting to navigate the divorce process without an attorney is like traveling without a roadmap; there's no telling where you may end up. Therefore, if you are seeking a divorce in Ohio, you need an experienced Ohio divorce attorney in your corner. But with so many divorce attorneys out there, how do you choose the right one? In order to help you with your decision, below are some things you can do to ensure that you choose the right attorney for your case.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Divorce with Children in Ohio


Divorce is tough—especially when there are children involved. Therefore, parents going through a divorce should always keep the best interests of their children in mind. Unfortunately, however, parents sometimes get so caught up in the divorce process that their children’s feelings and well-being are ignored. If you are a parent who is contemplating a divorce in Ohio, below are some things to consider as you begin the process. For additional information, please contact an Read more . . .


Friday, December 6, 2019

Here's Why You Should Consider Fighting Your Criminal Charges in Ohio


If you’ve been charged with a crime in Ohio, you have several important things to consider. For example, you need to evaluate the likelihood that your case will go to trial, the advantages and disadvantages of a plea bargain, and the possibility of receiving a lenient sentence if you plead guilty. The decision of whether to plead guilty or to fight your charges is huge, and you shouldn’t take it lightly. In many cases, fighting your charges with a team of experienced Read more . . .


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

About “Wet Reckless” Charges in Ohio


Most people understand that the police aggressively enforce drunk driving laws. In addition, most people are familiar with the crime of driving under the influence (“DUI”), which is called operating a vehicle impaired (“OVI”) in Ohio. Lesser known, however, is the crime known as a “wet reckless,” which can be a way to avoid a DUI/OVI conviction. If you are facing charges for drinking and driving in Ohio, please review the information below, and contact a Read more . . .


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