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Police Look to Repair Rift With Community as City Shooting Deaths Climb
July 21, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Homicides caused by shootings have increased in Cincinnati by 50 percent from 2019 to 2020. There have already been over 50 shooting deaths this year. Last year, there were 73 homicides. Law enforcement agencies have been hampered this year by the coronavirus and then the riots that took over the city. Assistant Chief Paul Neudigate… read more
Cincinnati Homicides on the Rise
July 15, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Several reports have come out in the past few months detailing the rise in Cincinnati homicides in 2020. One of the most recent news stories reports a 65% increase in homicides. The increase was based on the homicide numbers for the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. As of the… read more
Butler County Pastor Pleads Guilty in Child Sex Crime Case
July 2, 2020 | Sex Crimes
A pastor in Butler County pled guilty to charges of enticement and coercion earlier in June 2020. Before proceeding, we want to warn you that some of the details of the case may be disturbing. Cesar Agusto Guerrero, Jr. admitted that he engaged in sexual acts twice with a 17-year old girl. The sexual acts… read more
How Safe is Cincinnati, OH?
June 26, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Cincinnati, Ohio hosts more than 25 million tourists every year, including 1.5 million visitors who attended the three-day BLINK Festival in October 2019. With the billions of dollars tourism pours into the local economy, the question of crime naturally comes up. Just how safe is Cincinnati? Cincinnati’s Crime Rate Cincinnati’s crime rate is considerably lower… read more
What If I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?
May 20, 2020 | Court
If you’re selected to serve on a jury in Cincinnati, you’ll get a notice in the mail from Hamilton County Courts. You can postpone it once, but if you keep putting it off you’re risking jail time and heavy fines. What’s Ohio’s Penalty for Missing Jury Duty? According to the Ohio Bar Association, you could… read more
Do Ankle Bracelets Have Microphones?
May 16, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Often, judges will require someone to wear an ankle bracelet. This is a normal step for first-time and non-violent offenders, as well as those about to go on parole. The ankle bracelets transmit a GPS signal, making it easier for authorities to track your location. In addition, some ankle bracelets also have microphones designed to… read more
Bail 101: How Does Bail Work?
April 20, 2020 | Criminal Defense
An arrest in Ohio could mean sitting in jail until the court hears your case. However, the court may release some individuals under a bail agreement. Bail allows a person to remain free pending their court hearing on criminal charges. How Does Bail Work in Ohio? Bail is the amount of money you must pay… read more
Is It Legal to Shoot an Intruder in Ohio?
April 11, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Whether you live in a house, apartment, or trailer, you should be able to enjoy a sense of security in your own home. What can you legally do, then, to defend yourself if you find an intruder has broken into your home? Do you have the legal right to defend yourself? In short, the laws… read more
What Is the Age of Consent in Ohio?
April 11, 2020 | Sex Crimes
Here in the Buckeye State, the age of consent is 16. That means – in the eyes of the law – anyone younger than 16 simply doesn’t have the maturity to engage in sexual acts, including oral sex. Even if you were told by your partner that they’re older than 16, police could still charge… read more
Can You Go to Jail for Soliciting a Prostitute in Ohio?
March 30, 2020 | Sex Crimes
What does it mean if you have been accused of solicitation of a prostitute? You know that you will face some penalties if you are convicted. However, could you be sentenced to jail time? What is solicitation? Prostitution and solicitation are two different crimes that are often grouped together. Prostitution is the act of performing… read more