Legal Blog & Information

Butler County Pastor Pleads Guilty in Child Sex Crime Case

A pastor in Butler County pled guilty to charges of enticement and coercion earlier in June 2020. Before proceeding, we want to warn you that some of the details of the case may be disturbing. Cesar Agusto Guerrero, Jr. admitted that he engaged in sexual acts twice with a 17-year old girl. The sexual acts… read more

How Safe is Cincinnati, OH?

Cincinnati, Ohio hosts more than 25 million tourists every year, including 1.5 million visitors who attended the three-day BLINK Festival in October 2019. With the billions of dollars tourism pours into the local economy, the question of crime naturally comes up. Just how safe is Cincinnati? Cincinnati’s Crime Rate Cincinnati’s crime rate is considerably lower… read more

What If I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?

If you’re selected to serve on a jury in Cincinnati, you’ll get a notice in the mail from Hamilton County Courts.  You can postpone it once, but if you keep putting it off you’re risking jail time and heavy fines. What’s Ohio’s Penalty for Missing Jury Duty? According to the Ohio Bar Association, you could… read more

Do Ankle Bracelets Have Microphones?

Often, judges will require someone to wear an ankle bracelet. This is a normal step for first-time and non-violent offenders, as well as those about to go on parole.  The ankle bracelets transmit a GPS signal, making it easier for authorities to track your location. In addition, some ankle bracelets also have microphones designed to… read more

Bail 101: How Does Bail Work?

An arrest in Ohio could mean sitting in jail until the court hears your case. However, the court may release some individuals under a bail agreement. Bail allows a person to remain free pending their court hearing on criminal charges. How Does Bail Work in Ohio? Bail is the amount of money you must pay… read more

Is It Legal to Shoot an Intruder in Ohio?

Whether you live in a house, apartment, or trailer, you should be able to enjoy a sense of security in your own home. What can you legally do, then, to defend yourself if you find an intruder has broken into your home? Do you have the legal right to defend yourself? In short, the laws… read more

What Is the Age of Consent in Ohio?

Here in the Buckeye State, the age of consent is 16. That means – in the eyes of the law – anyone younger than 16 simply doesn’t have the maturity to engage in sexual acts, including oral sex. Even if you were told by your partner that they’re older than 16, police could still charge… read more

Can You Go to Jail for Soliciting a Prostitute in Ohio?

What does it mean if you have been accused of solicitation of a prostitute? You know that you will face some penalties if you are convicted. However, could you be sentenced to jail time? What is solicitation? Prostitution and solicitation are two different crimes that are often grouped together. Prostitution is the act of performing… read more

Is CBD legal in Ohio?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has become increasingly popular and in-demand in the last few years. It can be found as an active ingredient in lotions and oils. It is also used in consumables that can range from tasty desserts to a daily vitamin gummy. They are available to buy online and, more recently, shops have started opening… read more

DUI in College: Don’t Let Drunk Driving Ruin Your Life

College should open doors to countless opportunities and experiences, but all it takes is one word to shatter your future: Guilty. More than three million college students drive drunk, and many of these students are arrested as a result. Beyond the most serious consequence of drunk driving — risking the safety of oneself and others… read more