Criminal Defense

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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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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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 . . .

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Facts About Medical Marijuana Use and Driving in Ohio

Regardless of one's opinion on the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio, there is no doubt that it is a polarizing issue. In addition, it is indisputable that this change has created confusion regarding its effect on other aspects of the law in Ohio. One major issue that has arisen is the effect of Ohio's medical marijuana laws on its driving laws. In light of this recent change, below is an overview of medical marijuana use and driving in Ohio. 

Can I drive in Ohio after using medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana, although legal, is a mind-altering substance that may affect an individual's ability to drive.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How Are Drug Charges Determined in Ohio?

A drug crime conviction in Ohio can have severe consequences, including fines and prison time. However, under Ohio law, not all drug crimes are charged equally. 

What Determines How a Drug Charge Is Charged?

In fact, there are several factors that determine how a particular drug crime is charged, including:

  • Type of drug
  • Amount of drug
  • Intent of the defendant
  • Age of the defendant

If you are facing drug charges in Ohio, please review the summary of each of these factors below and contact our Ohio criminal defense attorney to begin planning your defense.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Can I Expunge My Criminal Record in Ohio?

If you've been convicted of a crime, then you’re probably aware of the many ways in which a criminal record can affect your life. From difficulty obtaining a job to problems finding suitable housing, a criminal record is something to be avoided at all costs. Luckily, Ohio law permits people who've been convicted of certain crimes to expunge their records. If you have been convicted of a crime in Ohio, please review the information below, and contact one our

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Fighting a Solicitation Charge in Ohio

A solicitation charge in Ohio can have several negative effects on your life. A criminal record and a tarnished reputation are but a few of the consequences that those convicted of solicitation may face. Therefore, if you've been charged with solicitation in Ohio, it is imperative that you immediately contact an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney.
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Defending Against Sexual Assault Allegations in Ohio

Sexual assault allegations can be life changing. If convicted of a sex crime, you face potential imprisonment and mandatory registration in Ohio’s sex offender registry. Therefore, if you have been accused of sexual assault in Ohio, you need the assistance of an experienced Ohio criminal defense attorney. An Ohio sex crimes attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the most effective defense possible. Below are some common defenses to sexual assault in Ohio.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Which Crimes Require Sex Offender Registration in Ohio?

One consequence of certain sex crime convictions in Ohio is mandatory registration in the state's sex offender registry. Ohio’s sex offender registry includes information such as offenders' names, addresses, and crimes. For the purpose of registration, Ohio classifies sex offenders under the following tiers:

  • Tier one offenders must register annually for 15 years. 
  • Tier two offenders must register every six months for 25 years. Tier three offenders must register every 90 days for life.

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