Criminal Defense

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

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

Many Arrested for Breaking into at Least 15 UDF Stores Across Hamilton County

Cincinnati police officers arrested the man suspected of breaking into United Dairy Farmers Stores throughout Hamilton County. Jerome Parker allegedly burglarized more than 15 United Dairy Farmers Stores between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. District 3 police officers searched for Parker’s white Honda CRV, which had also been used in several cigarette breaking and entering… read more

5 Things to Remember If You’re up Against False Accusations in Court

False accusations can have serious consequences in both criminal and civil cases and are leveled regularly by individuals seeking to get custody of children. Individuals also make false accusations in cases regarding domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, and other cases where clear evidence might be lacking. If you have been hit with false… read more

6 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police

Being stopped by police can be a frightening experience. Even when you know you have done nothing wrong, you can begin to feel nervous, your hands might start to sweat, and you might even stutter or stumble over your words. While it is admirable to want to help police do their jobs effectively by answering… read more

Man Indicted in Cincinnati’s First-Ever Federal Murder Case, DOJ Says

It began in January when police were searching for a fourth suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Wilmington. Three men had already been arrested and charged with murder before Joshua Cordell Lee Williams surrendered to Xenia police. Law enforcement suspected the men of being involved in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Layne Hall… read more