Criminal Law

What Proof Is Needed for a Restraining Order in Ohio?

If you’re facing the prospect of a restraining order against you in Ohio, knowing how to navigate this situation is essential. Understanding what exactly a restraining order is and what evidence is needed for such an order to be issued against you can help inform your defense strategy as you work with a criminal defense… read more

What Types of Warrants Are There?

In the legal system, a warrant is an essential instrument issued by the court that authorizes law enforcement or other legal entities to perform certain actions. Understanding the different types of warrants is crucial for anyone who might be involved in legal proceedings.  The following are the most common types of warrants: Arrest Warrants An… read more

Enforcement Challenges Arise in Ohio Following the Implementation of New Marijuana Laws

Ohio recently joined the ranks of states legalizing recreational marijuana possession and use. The passage of Issue 2 in the November election led to the initiation of this law on December 7. However, there are lingering issues within the legislation that policymakers must address. Some Ohio residents might encounter unjust DUI charges, while others seek… read more

What Happens at a Status Hearing in a Cincinnati Criminal Case?

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?

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 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

What Are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

Crimes, in general, represent acts that society has deemed unacceptable to such a serious degree that they are punishable by law. State crimes are written and passed by elected officials of that state.  But a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) is not a specific crime. It is a category of crimes that includes especially serious… read more