Legal Blog & Information

What Is a Hung Jury?

The right to have our criminal case heard by a jury of our peers is a fundamental element of our judicial system in the United States. Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure state that a defendant has the right to a trial by jury.  In misdemeanor cases, the juries consist of eight individuals. Felony cases have… read more

What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution?

Many people use the words “escorting” and “prostituting” interchangeably. However, when performed correctly, an escort may offer a legal service to a client. Unfortunately, many prostitution enterprises hide behind the word “escort.”  In short, prostitution is the exchange of sex for money or something else of value. On the other hand, escorting offers a person’s… read more

Are Police Scanners Legal in Kentucky?

Have you thought about purchasing a police scanner for personal use in Kentucky? How about using one of the mobile apps that act as a police scanner? Is it legal to own and use a police scanner for private use in some situations?  Before you purchase a police scanner in Louisville, there are some things… read more

Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes in Ohio?

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Herpes can be spread by having sex with another person. Currently, there is no cure for genital herpes. If you give someone an STD, you could be sued for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, it is illegal to knowingly harm another person under Ohio… read more

What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car in Ohio?

A bicycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries for the bike rider. It can also be terrifying for the driver. It is easy for a driver to panic after hitting a bike rider. The primary goal is to remain calm and call for help. You need to report the accident by calling 911 and requesting emergency… read more

What Does “Bar” Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

Everyone has heard the word “bar” used numerous times, as in bar association, bar admissions, and members of the bar. However, how many people actually know what this word means? The word has a long history of use in legal circles and the mainstream. Derivations of the term are also widely known, such as disbarred…. read more

5 Tips to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Cincinnati

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, from a DUI to a felony, your lawyer can make a life-changing difference. If finding the right lawyer seems overwhelming, these five tips for helping you spot the difference between a good criminal defense attorney and a bad one may help. 1. They Specialize in Criminal Law… read more

When Is a DUI a Felony in Ohio?

Driving while impaired carries serious consequences. In Ohio, under certain circumstances, you could be facing felony charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI (driving under the influence), also called an OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) in Ohio, has four basic elements that the state needs to prove beyond a reasonable… read more

What is an Indictment?

Grand juries issue indictments formally charging someone with a crime. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires that the government obtain an indictment before prosecuting a felony federal offense.  However, the Fifth Amendment applies to federal crimes. It does not require states to obtain indictments before charging a person with a serious crime…. read more

What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When Do You Need One?

The American justice system allows the accused to defend themselves in court. Indeed, American citizens have the constitutional right to an attorney. A criminal defense attorney provides the experience and knowledge to defend you against criminal charges. You always have the option to defend yourself. But in many situations, a criminal defense lawyer can help… read more