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  • Possible Defenses For Child Pornography Crimes

    If you are accused of possessing or distributing child pornography, you will face severe penalties, such as going to jail and having to register as a sex offender. Because most of these crimes involve images and videos that are obtained online, it can be easy for somebody to click on a link and end up being wrongly accused of trying to access or possess child pornography . However, if you have ...
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  • What Is Separate & Community Property?

    When you divorce your spouse, you will have to separate your property and assets. This process can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you don’t have a lawyer to guide you and explain what you are entitled to. In this blog, we explain the difference between community and separate property. Marital Property Vs Separate Property Marital property consists of the things you acquired and shared ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Aggravated DUI

    Although a regular DUI already carries harsh consequences, there are certain situations that can result with a drunk driver being charged for aggravated DUI. When there are aggravating factors in a DUI case, the defendant can end up facing felony charges. Below, we discuss some of the factors that can cause a person to be charged with aggravated DUI . Excessively High Blood Alcohol Concentration ...
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  • Sheriffs In Ohio Disagree Over Criminal Gang Warning

    Sheriffs in the neighboring counties of Pike and Scioto disagreed over “criminal gang” activity that was allegedly headed to the southern part of Ohio. The dispute was carried out over social media by Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini. The disagreement started over an unusual Facebook post made by Reader who warned that the alleged “gang members” were on ...
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  • Why Are There More DUI Arrests During the Summer?

    Now that the summer is in full swing and the teenagers are home from school, they will likely be going to more fun activities and parties. However, the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered by police to be the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “a higher volume of holiday travelers, including ...
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  • Can I Be Removed from a Sex Offender Registry Early in Ohio?

    All 50 states in the U.S. have registries for those who have been convicted of sex crimes . Both state and federal law mandate registries to contain information that publically identifies individuals convicted of sexual offenses, such as rape, sexual assault , and molestation. Generally, the public can view the following information about convicted sex offenders: Their current address Their place ...
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  • Do I Have to Consent to a Field Sobriety Test in Ohio?

    Being pulled over by police for a suspected DUI can be a frightening experience. If police think that you have been driving your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will usually ask you to perform a field sobriety test. As DUI attorneys with more than 30 years of experience, we know how to handle DUI cases and secure positive outcomes for our clients. One of the questions we are ...
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  • What to Do if You Are Arrested for DUI

    Seeing the blue and red flashing lights behind you when you are driving can be frightening, especially when the officer pulled you over because they have a suspicion that you are driving drunk. When you are in this situation, it can be hard to know what to do. In this blog, we explain how to handle yourself if you are pulled over for a suspected DUI. When you are first signaled to pull over, DO ...
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  • 5 Things to Do Before Getting Divorced

    Divorce is never an easy situation to go through. It can be emotionally exhausting and can strain the relationships you have with friends and family. Divorce is also a tricky area of law, and unfortunately, many people make the mistake of acting to quickly without first getting their affairs in order. Although you might be ready to leave your spouse, you don’t want to be left in a position that ...
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  • FAQ: Criminal Defense

    At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our team of legal professionals is committed to helping people in Ohio overcome their criminal charges and obtain the justice they deserve. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our lawyers have handled numerous types of criminal defense cases including: Assault Drug Crimes Federal Crimes Juvenile Crimes Sex Crimes Theft Crimes Murder Weapon Crimes ...
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  • New Tax Law Changes Might Impact Your Divorce Agreement

    New changes to the tax code that will go into effect at the end of this year has people asking questions about how their divorce settlement will be affected. Below, we explain what the new changes to alimony tax are and how these changes might impact you and your family. In the past, alimony has always been deductible for the person who pays spousal support . In turn, the recipient spouse payed ...
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  • Retroactive Child Support Explained

    Under the law, there is a distinction between a parent who refuses their child support obligations and a parent who has yet to be given child support orders. However, parents who have not been given a child support order can still be ordered to pay retroactive child support for a specified period time before the order for child support was officially granted by a court. One example where ...
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  • How Can I Challenge Sexual Assault Allegations?

    As more emphasis is being placed on sexual assaults by the mainstream media, false accusations for these crimes has also become a concern for many people. We address your concerns in this blog and explain a few ways that you can challenge sexual assault allegations , should the need arise. The Innocence Defense The simplest defense against sexual assault allegations is to claim and maintain that ...
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  • When Does Borrowing Become Stealing in the Eyes of the Law?

    It is easy to make a simple mistake, like forgetting to return an item that you have borrowed. As time passes by, we might forget about what we borrowed, until the person to whom it belongs to comes looking for it. Even if the owner of the item you forgot to return is angry at you for your oversight, your actions do not equate theft if you honestly forgot to give them back their property. Below, ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Murder & Manslaughter?

    Manslaughter is an unlawful killing that doesn’t involve premeditated malice or the intent to seriously harm or kill. The absence of malice makes manslaughter a lesser charge than first or second degree murder. Although manslaughter is a serious crime, its consequences are generally less severe than murder. Below, we explain more about the differences between murder and manslaughter. Voluntary ...
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