What Should I Do After Being Arrested in Cincinnati?

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?

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

Your Rights When You Are Detained in Cincinnati: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?

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

What You Need to Know About First Offense DWI in Ohio

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

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

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 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