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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

What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

Driving Under the Influence or DUI continues to be a common criminal offense. You can be charged with DUI in Ohio if you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even though the penalties for a DUI can be severe, many people still choose to drive while impaired.  Government agencies and organizations work… read more

Is a DUI a Felony in Ohio?

Surveys conducted by the American Addiction Centers show that most people feel okay to drive after having had just one drink. Even after one drink, however, you may have enough alcohol in your system to be at risk of operating a vehicle under the influence. If you have been cited for a DUI/OWI in Ohio,… read more

Is a DUI a Felony in Kentucky?

Most people in the U.S. feel okay to drive after having just one drink, according to surveys conducted by the American Addiction Centers. Many vacationers and sportsmen believe it is okay to operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been cited for a DUI/OWI in Kentucky, you may be wondering… read more

How Long Does Alcohol Stay On Your Breath?

In most states, when a person applies for a driver’s license, they give express or implied consent to submit to a breath alcohol test, also known as a breathalyzer. Refusal to submit to a breath alcohol test can lead to a suspended driver’s license. But instead of refusing, some drivers think that they can avoid… 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

How Does a DUI Affect Your Teaching License in Ohio?

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) regulates the licensure of teachers in Ohio. The ODE Office of Professional Conduct investigates reports relating to criminal convictions or “conduct unbecoming the teaching profession.” In addition to the criminal penalties you face after a DUI, educators may also face professional consequences. If you have a teaching license in… 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

Ohio Gun Laws

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

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