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What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges

Domestic Violence cases often involve star-crossed lovers that get each other in trouble then immediately regret it. Because of this, defense lawyers often hear “but she doesn’t want to press charges.” This is good to hear since it can influence what a prosecutor does, but it is not a home run like defendants often think…. read more

Possession of a Controlled Substance: What it Means in Ohio

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

Things Cops Do That are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

Cops in Cincinnati, Ohio, do many illegal things. An illegal police action could be a violation of a statute or, more frequently, a violation of the United States Constitution.  Courts have interpreted the meaning of the constitution and Bill of Rights since they were written. These court opinions (called case law) have the force of… read more

Did You Know There is a Difference Between A DWI and A DUI In Cincinnati, OH?

Many people use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably. However, these terms often have different meanings, depending on the state. For example, perhaps you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Cincinnati, Ohio. You may have questions about whether this is different from being arrested for a DWI. A qualified DUI attorney can help you avoid… read more

What You Need To Know About Kentucky’s Gun Laws

Kentucky is among the most gun-friendly states in the nation. For many Kentuckians, guns are an element of the Commonwealth’s culture. However, no state is entirely without its gun laws and regulations. To avoid a weapons charge, it’s important that you be familiar with Kentucky’s gun laws. This overview provides essential information on the topic…. read more

How to Know if You Hired a Good or Bad Defense Attorney

Most people won’t need to hire a lawyer during their lifetime. Those that do may only hire a lawyer for a single, isolated legal problem. In most cases, a client has no way to determine whether the lawyer has done a good or bad job. In criminal defense law, choosing a bad defense lawyer has… read more

Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer During a Free Consultation

When you’re facing criminal charges, you may feel helpless against the power of the government. You may even feel like no one is on your side. A criminal defense lawyer serves as your advisor, representative, and advocate while you fight criminal charges. This trusted relationship requires careful consideration. Most criminal defense lawyers offer a free… read more

Ohio Lawmakers Considering New Law to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana in the Buckeye State

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

What Are My Options After I Get Charged With My First DUI?

You may plead guilty or not guilty if you are charged with a first-time DUI offense in Cincinnati. You may also choose to represent yourself or hire a DUI defense lawyer. You should strongly consider consulting a DUI attorney before deciding to represent yourself in a criminal matter. The judge may not go lightly, even… read more

How Do “Smart Start” Ignition Interlock Devices Work?

If you have recently been charged with a DUI or DWI, you may have been ordered to have an ignition interlock device like Smart Start installed in your vehicle. You may have some questions about what this device actually is and how it is installed in vehicles.  The Basics of an Ignition Interlock An ignition… read more