Criminal Defense

Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant

Find yourself wondering about exigent circumstances: what they are and how they allow police to search and seize without a warrant? In this blog, Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates explain what you should know.  Exigent circumstances were created by the Supreme Court of the United States in order to allow law enforcement… read more

How to Know if You Hired a Good or Bad Defense Attorney

Most people won’t need to hire a lawyer during their lifetime. Those that do may only hire a lawyer for a single, isolated legal problem. In most cases, a client has no way to determine whether the lawyer has done a good or bad job. In criminal defense law, choosing a bad defense lawyer has… read more

Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer During a Free Consultation

When you’re facing criminal charges, you may feel helpless against the power of the government. You may even feel like no one is on your side. A criminal defense lawyer serves as your advisor, representative, and advocate while you fight criminal charges. This trusted relationship requires careful consideration. Most criminal defense lawyers offer a free… read more

5 Easiest Ways To Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed in Cincinnati, OH

Being arrested for a crime can be a traumatic experience. If you have never been under arrest, you may not know what to do. In this case, ask for a criminal defense lawyer and exercise your right to remain silent.  It is important to mount a solid defense against criminal charges. A conviction will result… read more

What Happens If You Get an Out-of-State Arrest Warrant?

When the police need legal authorization from a judge to do something, they must seek a warrant. But since each state is legally independent of the other states, warrants generally do not cross state lines. The drafters of the U.S. Constitution knew that this would encourage criminals to “run for the border” to escape prosecution…. 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

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

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