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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • More People Required to Register as a Sex Offender

    A recent incident in Baltimore, Ohio resulted in a new category being added to the list for those who must register as sex offenders in the state of Ohio. Police charged a man with public indecency after he was caught flashing school buses from his apartment. Public indecency is a crime committed “for the thrill” and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. A person can be charged with public ...
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  • Field Sobriety Tests

    You have just been pulled over for being suspected of operating a vehicle while impaired. The police officer will most likely ask you to perform some field sobriety tests to confirm his suspicions. Here is some important information to consider before agreeing to perform the tests. In Ohio, you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test. The office will probably warn you that the ...
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  • DUI/OVI Tips, Misconceptions and Mistakes

    Can I be charged even though I am not driving? There is some confusion over what “operating a vehicle” exactly means. If you have one too many drinks and think it is safer to sleep in your car than try to drive home, it is ok to sleep in the back seat but put the keys in the front. This way you cannot attain physical control of the car. If you are in the front seat with the keys in your pocket and ...
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  • Doubts about Reasonable Doubt?

    From movies and TV shows, nearly every person has heard the term “reasonable doubt”. But what is reasonable doubt? It may be easy to think you know what reasonable doubt is but it’s vital to know exactly what it means in case you have to rely on it one day. Under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, a criminal case must be proven beyond a ...
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