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How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record in Ohio?
September 20, 2022 | Ohio Law
A conviction for any crime in Ohio can result in jail time and the assessment of fines. A conviction will also create a criminal record that will follow you long after your jail time is complete and your fines are paid. This criminal record can impact your life in ways that may make it difficult… read more
False Domestic Violence Allegations: How You Can Avoid Wrongful Allegations
September 16, 2022 | Domestic Violence
Being accused of domestic violence is serious, even when the allegations are false. You could still serve time in jail if you are wrongfully convicted. Also, you face damage to your reputation and a host of other collateral consequences. The best way to prevent a domestic violence conviction on false charges is to know how… read more
Steps to Follow for Finding the Right DUI Lawyer
August 23, 2022 | DUI
There are no shortages of lawyers, either in Cincinnati or throughout the country. While this means you have the power to choose who represents you in your Ohio DUI case, this choice can become overwhelming. With a little investigation, though, you can make an informed and solid choice of representation. Talking with Family and Friends… read more
What Should I Do After Being Arrested in Cincinnati?
August 11, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Being arrested does not mean you are guilty of the criminal charges. However, what you do after being arrested in Cincinnati could help or hurt your defense. Understanding what happens after an arrest is the first step in protecting your rights. Read this blog post to learn more. What Happens After I Am Arrested in… read more
What Is a Disposition Hearing in Criminal Court in Cincinnati, OH?
August 7, 2022 | Criminal Defense
A disposition hearing is a legal term that refers to a sentencing hearing. If a court has established your guilt, the judge may determine your sentence at a separate hearing known as a disposition hearing. The Pre-Sentencing Investigation Before your disposition hearing, probation officers conduct a pre-sentencing investigation (PSI) designed to provide the judge with… read more
What Happens at a Status Hearing in a Cincinnati Criminal Case?
July 27, 2022 | Criminal Law
After your arrest, there are several steps that the court takes before your case goes to trial or you are allowed to accept a plea agreement. The process of your criminal case depends on whether you plead guilty or not guilty. Pleading not guilty means your case moves through the judicial process of going to… read more
Your Rights When You Are Detained in Cincinnati: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?
July 20, 2022 | Criminal Law
You’ve probably watched the following scene play out on television a million times: the aggressive cop takes a suspect to the station, and the suspect demands their phone call. But, what really are your rights when you are detained in Cincinnati? And, do you really get a phone call? This blog post will fill you… read more
Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Ohio
June 20, 2022 | DUI
The primary Ohio DUI law is found in Ohio Revised Code §4511.19. The law states that you can be convicted of DUI if your BAC is over the legal limit or the alcohol in your system impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Impairment is the inability to drive a vehicle with the same… read more
Can You Be Arrested for Cursing at the Police in Ohio
June 15, 2022 | Ohio Law
Many people believe that cursing at the police is protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. However, some forms of speech are not protected by the constitution. For example, verbal threats of violence against a police officer are not protected speech. Additionally, while you might want to curse at a police officer,… read more
What You Need to Know About First Offense DWI in Ohio
June 2, 2022 | DUI
If you’ve recently been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Cincinnati, you’re probably nervous and full of questions about the repercussions of the charge. Knowing more about what the penalties are and your options to have charges reduced can help you make the right choices for your future. About OVI/ DWI Charges in Cincinnati… read more