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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • The Age of Consent in Ohio

      In typical romantic relations, nearly anything is legal as long as both parties consent to the act. However, those under the age of consent can never have legally permissible sexual encounters, even if they are willing participants. Therefore, all Ohioans should know the age of consent in our state. The Age of Consent in Ohio The age of consent in Ohio is 16 years old. Therefore, anyone who is 16 ...
    • Ohio Hemp Law Causes Issues Prosecuting Marijuana Crimes

      Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 57 into law on July 30, 2019, legalizing the cultivation and sale of hemp and hemp-based products such as CBD. In response to the new legislation, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost told state prosecutors to hold off pursuing marijuana charges —or dismissing such cases altogether. According to Ohio law, hemp is defined as cannabis with less than .03 percent ...
    • Is Sexting a Crime in Ohio?

      Teenage romance has evolved with the coming of the digital age. Nowadays, one of the most common forms of flirting is “sexting,” which is defined as sending sexually graphic images or text messages—often through cell phone. But when a relationship ends, the bitter ex may attempt to damage the other person’s reputation in school and the community, causing lasting embarrassment and shame. This ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • What to Do if You Have Been Arrested

      Getting arrested can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if it’s your fist time being put in handcuffs. Below, we explain what you should and shouldn’t do if you are arrested by law enforcement. If you are accused of committing a crime, do the following things: Remain silent and remember that anything you say to police can be used against you in court. Although you do not have to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • Alimony & Cohabitation in Ohio

      In an Ohio divorce , a judge may order the more financially stable spouse to make alimony payments to the other spouse until either spouse passes away (if the marriage lasts at least 20 years) or the divorce decree states otherwise. However, it is not uncommon for either spouse to start dating—or even move in with a new flame. When an ex-spouse starts living together with a romantic partner and ...
    • Who Gets the Family Pet in an Ohio Divorce?

      One of the most important members of many families is their pet. But in the event of a divorce , who will keep the family’s beloved furry, feathered, or scaled friend? While many states treat animals as property, there are some that view family pets more like children. According to a recent law in Illinois, judges can take the best interests of the animal into consideration to determine custody ...
    • When Does Child Support End in Ohio?

      Child support enables children to have financial stability after their parent’s divorce . While both parents must financially support their kids, the noncustodial parent is responsible for providing monthly payments. Many people believe child support ends when the child turns 18 years old since that is the legal age of becoming an adult. But in Ohio, child support can continue after a child turns ...

    Federal Crime

    The latest posts for Federal Crime are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Here's What You Should Know About Internet Crimes

      As the world grows increasingly interconnected through computers, the number of people accused of committing internet-related crimes has also grown. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted and harshly punished, which is why it is imperative that you get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been accused of a crime involving computers. If you are facing criminal ...
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