We're Available 24/7!


Good Things HappenWhen We Go to Court

Legal News & Information

  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • What Are the Penalties for a Fake ID in Ohio?

    Having or using a fake ID carries serious legal consequences. Although many juveniles find it tempting to use a fake ID for what they might think are seemingly “innocent” or “victimless” crimes , getting caught with a fake ID is no laughing matter. When these people are caught using their fake ID, they find themselves facing much more trouble than they might have anticipated. In this blog, we ...
    Continue Reading
  • How to Protect Your Assets in a Divorce

    A common concern for many people who are going through a difficult divorce is how they can protect their assets. This is particularly true for couples who have many high value assets such as a business or multiple properties. In this blog, we explain a few ways you can protect your assets when going through a divorce . Open Accounts in Your Name If you're a spouse who doesn’t work, it's important ...
    Continue Reading
  • How Divorce Affects Men & Women Differently

    We all deal with divorce uniquely. Sometimes the way we choose to react to our divorce fits into society’s gender norms and expectations. Other times, our reactions stray from these expectations. However, there are some consistent patterns and differences between the ways that men and women react to their divorce. In this blog, we talk about some of the key differences in how men and women cope ...
    Continue Reading
  • How Does Expungement Work?

    In Ohio, expungement is considered a legal process in court which allows you to have all public records of a previous criminal conviction cleared and your court file sealed. In other words, an expungement makes it appear like the criminal offense or record never occurred. There are a wide variety of benefits to having your criminal record expunged. Whether you are seeking employment, professional ...
    Continue Reading
  • What You Need to Know About the Divorce Process in Ohio

    When it comes to divorce in Ohio, what exactly does it look like? Each state has different divorce laws or requirements, all of which affect what your divorce experience will be. Whether it is your first time getting a divorce, or you’ve been down this road once before, it is imperative to have a clear understanding of what the process is going to be from beginning to end. The following are ...
    Continue Reading
  • What Do I Do If I Was Arrested for Assault for Defending Myself?

    Fights can happen unexpectedly, particularly when one or both participants have been drinking. However, if one person apparently started the fight, can the other person be charged with assault for defending himself or herself? According to Ohio laws, assault is an attempt to cause physical harm to another, while battery is to intentionally or negligently cause offensive physical contact or bodily ...
    Continue Reading
  • Do I Need a DUI Defense Lawyer If I Was Barely Over the Legal Limit?

    Most states are particularly harsh on drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. States usually have a legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit by which all drivers must abide. In Ohio, all drivers over the age of 21 can only have a BAC of 0.08% or less. The only exception is commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers whose legal limit is 0.04%. If you were pulled ...
    Continue Reading
  • Modifying a Divorce Decree

    Typically, when two people divorce, the divorce decree creates a legally binding contract regarding child custody, child support, spousal support, and visitation. It finalizes the provisions of the divorce so each spouse understands his or her responsibilities. However, life never turns out the way most people plan. Some parents might lose their job and might no longer be able to send child ...
    Continue Reading
  • How to Avoid a DUI This Holiday Season

    The most effective (and admittedly obvious) way to avoid a DUI this holiday season is to stay out of the driver’s seat when you’ve had too much to drink. Once Halloween rolls around and the holiday season kicks into high gear, there seems to be endless opportunity for celebration and drinking, and where there is an abundance of alcohol, there is an abundance of opportunity to hop behind the wheel ...
    Continue Reading
  • 3 Factors That Can Affect Child Custody Outcomes

    Parents are often concerned they might not get enough time with their kids after a divorce. Some courts award partial custody to both parents, while others might award full physical custody to one parent and shared legal custody to both parents. The decisions judges make depend on the well-being of the child; however, the court will look at several factors to make that determination. Here are 3 ...
    Continue Reading
  • Differences Between No-Fault and Fault-Based Divorce

    Divorce is rarely easy for most couples. However, the type of separation can sometimes complicate the process. No fault and fault-based divorces are two different methods of determining how the couple separates. In a fault divorce, the spouse filing the divorce claims the other is responsible, while in a no-fault divorce, no blame is placed on either party. Ohio is one state that uses fault ...
    Continue Reading
  • Increase in DUI Arrests During the Summer

    Summer months are a time for getting out and about, celebrating holidays and events, and finding reprieve from school and work. While summer is certainly cause for celebration, it is also one of the more dangerous times of the year, especially on public roads and highways. In addition to increased accident risks created by young drivers on summer vacation, out-of-town tourists who aren’t familiar ...
    Continue Reading
  • How the Legalization of Marijuana Has Affected Car Accidents Rates

    Recent years have seen an increase in the number of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, as well as decriminalizing possession of pot under certain circumstances – such as when individuals possess a small amount for personal use. While these new laws have been hailed as victories in spite of America’s infamous War on Drugs, they have also introduced new concerns to ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Consequences of a Wet Reckless Charge

    If you have been arrested for a DUI/OVI , you may have the ability to plead your case and receive lesser charges. Called a “wet reckless” charge, Ohio drivers may be able to take advantage of a plea bargain for the less serious charge. Commonly, a wet reckless charge is offered when the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is close to .08% or when there are holes in the prosecution’s case that ...
    Continue Reading
Page of 3

Work With a Criminal Law Specialist

When your future is at stake, do not wait to act.

Choose a board certified criminal law specialist with decades of experience in the field. Fill out the form below or call our firm at 937.685.7006 for more information about the defense we provide.

  • Please enter your name.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.