Can I Terminate My Probation Early?

Being on probation can make your life very difficult. Often, you must stay in the house except for going to work or school, report to your probation officer frequently, perform community service, attend programs, etc.  In Kentucky or Ohio, you … Continue reading

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What if I am convicted of a DUI?

If you are convicted of a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), it can really affect your life in many ways. A DUI (now known in Ohio as OVI – Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated) is very serious and can have … Continue reading

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What If A Police Officer Asks Me To Take A Lie Detector Test?

A lie detector, also known as a polygraph, is a machine that measures a person’s physiological responses when asked a question. The machine can measure your breathing, blood pressure, and perspiration. The accuracy of lie detector tests is highly debated. … Continue reading

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Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer

At some point in time, almost every person will require the help of a lawyer. If you don’t have a friend in the legal profession, it can be overwhelming to choose from all of the available lawyers. Do your homework. … Continue reading

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Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, it is critical to recognize the potential impact on you now and in the future. Crimes can lead to jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension, home incarceration, and can even influence your … Continue reading

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Change in Ohio Expungement Law – Senate Bill 337

Ohio Senate Bill 337 was enacted on September 28, 2012.  The new law will broaden the pool of those eligible to have their criminal records expunged, i.e. sealed. Under the old law, only first offenders were eligible to have a … Continue reading

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Police Warn "Lock it or lose it"

From That is Cincinnati Police Department’s new slogan for March, which is Theft From Auto Awareness Month. The slogan is simple, quick and efficient – much like when a thief smashes a window and breaks into a car. “Everywhere … Continue reading

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Penalties Increase for Drunk Driving Offenses in Ohio

In September of 2008, new changes went into effect for Ohio laws governing allegations of “Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs” (OMVI).   Formally nown as “DUIs,” Ohio’s “OMVI” statute was recently overhauled by the Ohio … Continue reading

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Death Penalty for White-collar Criminals?

This post’s title is also the title of this newspaper commentary, which is–not surprising–a response to the Madoff mess. Here are snippets: We rationalize capital punishment by claiming that the fear of death is an excellent deterrent and a fitting … Continue reading

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