How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record in Ohio?
September 20, 2022 | Ohio Law
A conviction for any crime in Ohio can result in jail time and the assessment of fines. A conviction will also create a criminal record that will follow you long after your jail time is complete and your fines are paid. This criminal record can impact your life in ways that may make it difficult… read more
Can You Be Arrested for Cursing at the Police in Ohio
June 15, 2022 | Ohio Law
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
Possession of a Controlled Substance: What it Means in Ohio
October 12, 2021 | Ohio Law
Are you wondering what possession of a controlled substance means in Ohio? Possession of a controlled substance is a very common charge in Cincinnati. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department made 3,370 drug arrests in 2014. Of these, 2,731 (81%) were for possession, while the rest… read more
Ohio Lawmakers Considering New Law to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana in the Buckeye State
July 29, 2021 | Ohio Law
Slowly but surely, governments across the country are decriminalizing recreational marijuana. In Ohio, the cities of Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, and Toledo – as well as dozens of others – have voted to drop or significantly reduce penalties associated with possession of small amounts of the controversial drug. Now the issue is set to take… read more
Is It Legal To Drive Barefoot in Ohio?
March 10, 2021 | Ohio Law
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
Ohio Gun Laws
December 8, 2020 | Ohio Law
If you plan to own or possess a gun in Ohio, you need to understand Ohio gun laws. Even though you are guaranteed by the Second Amendment the right to own a gun, Ohio state laws govern gun ownership and rights within the state. You might be able to openly carry a gun in Ohio,… read more
Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Ohio?
September 30, 2020 | Ohio Law
People love all different types of animals. Some people are cat lovers, while other people prefer dogs. Some people may prefer snakes or chickens as pets. Domesticated animals are legal as pets in Ohio. However, most wild animals and exotic animals are banned as pets in Ohio. There are good reasons for banning exotic animals… read more
Are Nanny Cams Actually Legal?
August 31, 2020 | Ohio Law
It is little wonder why so-called nanny cams have grown increasingly popular around the country as of late. Protecting your children is the most important responsibility you have as a parent and with hundreds of thousands of nannies working in homes around the country, making sure your kids are safe while in the care of… read more
What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?
August 28, 2020 | Ohio Law
Having an arrest warrant, whether in your home state or another, is a serious issue. However, some people think that if the warrant is out of state, it won’t lead to problems like an arrest in your home state. They think that a warrant’s authority ends at a state’s borders. That is most definitely not… read more