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Your Rights When You Are Detained in Cincinnati: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?
July 20, 2022 | Criminal Law
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
Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI in Ohio
June 20, 2022 | DUI
The primary Ohio DUI law is found in Ohio Revised Code §4511.19. The law states that you can be convicted of DUI if your BAC is over the legal limit or the alcohol in your system impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Impairment is the inability to drive a vehicle with the same… 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
What You Need to Know About First Offense DWI in Ohio
June 2, 2022 | DUI
If you’ve recently been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Cincinnati, you’re probably nervous and full of questions about the repercussions of the charge. Knowing more about what the penalties are and your options to have charges reduced can help you make the right choices for your future. About OVI/ DWI Charges in Cincinnati… read more
What Is a Hung Jury?
May 18, 2022 | Court
The right to have our criminal case heard by a jury of our peers is a fundamental element of our judicial system in the United States. Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure state that a defendant has the right to a trial by jury. In misdemeanor cases, the juries consist of eight individuals. Felony cases have… read more
What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution?
May 13, 2022 | Sex Crimes
Many people use the words “escorting” and “prostituting” interchangeably. However, when performed correctly, an escort may offer a legal service to a client. Unfortunately, many prostitution enterprises hide behind the word “escort.” In short, prostitution is the exchange of sex for money or something else of value. On the other hand, escorting offers a person’s… read more
Are Police Scanners Legal in Kentucky?
May 9, 2022 | Kentucky Law
Have you thought about purchasing a police scanner for personal use in Kentucky? How about using one of the mobile apps that act as a police scanner? Is it legal to own and use a police scanner for private use in some situations? Before you purchase a police scanner in Louisville, there are some things… read more
Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes in Ohio?
May 3, 2022 | Sex Crimes
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Herpes can be spread by having sex with another person. Currently, there is no cure for genital herpes. If you give someone an STD, you could be sued for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, it is illegal to knowingly harm another person under Ohio… read more
What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car in Ohio?
April 27, 2022 | Criminal Defense
A bicycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries for the bike rider. It can also be terrifying for the driver. It is easy for a driver to panic after hitting a bike rider. The primary goal is to remain calm and call for help. You need to report the accident by calling 911 and requesting emergency… read more
What Does “Bar” Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?
April 26, 2022 | Criminal Law
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