Legal Blog & Information

How Long Does Alcohol Stay On Your Breath?

In most states, when a person applies for a driver’s license, they give express or implied consent to submit to a breath alcohol test, also known as a breathalyzer. Refusal to submit to a breath alcohol test can lead to a suspended driver’s license. But instead of refusing, some drivers think that they can avoid… read more

10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to for Your Case

Police misconduct existed well before the highly-publicized case against the officers who assaulted Rodney King. During the Civil Rights Movement that ultimately led to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, police mistreated and abused peaceful protesters.  So why does it feel like police misconduct has become more common? One answer: visibility. Since… read more

How Does a DUI Affect Your Teaching License in Ohio?

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) regulates the licensure of teachers in Ohio. The ODE Office of Professional Conduct investigates reports relating to criminal convictions or “conduct unbecoming the teaching profession.” In addition to the criminal penalties you face after a DUI, educators may also face professional consequences. If you have a teaching license in… read more

What is a Subpoena?

In court cases, both civil and criminal, it is sometimes necessary for the judge to compel witnesses to come to the courtroom to share what they know about a particular incident.  For instance, if you’re arrested for a white collar crime in Cincinnati, the prosecution might want to have a witness come to court to… read more

Ohio Gun Laws

If you plan to own or possess a gun in Ohio, you need to understand Ohio gun laws. Even though you are guaranteed by the Second Amendment the right to own a gun, Ohio state laws govern gun ownership and rights within the state. You might be able to openly carry a gun in Ohio,… read more

What Does it Mean to Be an Accessory Before or After a Crime?

Helping someone commit a crime or get away with committing a crime is a criminal offense. To be an accessory, you do not need to make a plan in advance to help the person commit a crime. You also do not need to know that crime might occur or be present for the commission of… read more

6 Things to Consider When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges in Cincinnati, obtaining high quality legal representation is what should be at the forefront of your mind. You need to hire a top-notch criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. This can understandably seem like a daunting task, especially during what is likely a highly stressful and difficult time. … read more

Is There a Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

We have gotten used to using the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” interchangeably. We loosely refer to lawyers and attorneys as those legal professionals who are licensed to practice law within a given state.  However there is a slight difference between the two terms. Though the distinction is not important to some, it becomes important when… read more

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Fight Misdemeanor Charges?

Like every other state, Ohio has clear laws and guidelines related to misdemeanors and the penalties a person receives if they are convicted of one. While misdemeanors are certainly less serious than felonies which carry longer prison sentences and heavier fines, if convicted of a misdemeanor you could still face significant jail time and have… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Ohio?

People love all different types of animals. Some people are cat lovers, while other people prefer dogs. Some people may prefer snakes or chickens as pets. Domesticated animals are legal as pets in Ohio. However, most wild animals and exotic animals are banned as pets in Ohio. There are good reasons for banning exotic animals… read more