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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    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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