Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Ohio

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

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

Things Cops Do That are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

Cops in Cincinnati, Ohio, do many illegal things. An illegal police action could be a violation of a statute or, more frequently, a violation of the United States Constitution.  Courts have interpreted the meaning of the constitution and Bill of Rights since they were written. These court opinions (called case law) have the force of… read more

Is It Legal To Drive Barefoot in Ohio?

It is the responsibility of every citizen to know, understand, and obey the laws in the area they live. This is especially true when it comes to driving—where ordinary people operate 5000-pound vehicles traveling at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and possibly even higher.  In the state of Ohio, there are dozens… read more

Is It Legal to Shoot an Intruder in Ohio?

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?

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?

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 sexual acts… read more

Is CBD legal in Ohio?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has become increasingly popular and in-demand in the last few years. It can be found as an active ingredient in lotions and oils. It is also used in consumables that can range from tasty desserts to a daily vitamin gummy. They are available to buy online and, more recently, shops have started opening… read more