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Blog Posts in 2018

  • What Does It Mean to Have Possession "With Intent"?

    Possessing drugs whit the intent to distribute them is a criminal offense that is punishable by both fines and imprisonment. In this blog, we explain the differences between possession , intent to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute. What Is Possession? Possession of a controlled substance is illegal at both the state and federal level. Possession is not just the act of ...
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  • What Is Identity Theft?

    Identity theft is an illegal offense where stolen information is used to commit fraud . Identity thieves steal and use your personal information to apply for credit cards, file taxes, or obtain medical services. An identity theft can ruin your credit history and cost you substantial amounts of money to restore your name. Unfortunately, you might not know that your identity has been stolen until ...
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  • Is a Parent Liable When Their Child Commits a Crime?

    There are a variety of situations that parents need to worry about when it comes to their children. From schoolyard fights that end with broken bones, to shoplifting and even horrific acts of mass murder, the question of who can be held responsible for these acts is commonly raised by parents. In this blog, we answer the following question: Can a parent be held responsible for property or personal ...
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  • Challenging Sexual Assault Accusations

    There are a few different defenses that you can use to challenge an accusation of sexual assault . In this blog, we explain each of these defenses. Claiming Innocence The most basic defense against sexual assault accusations is claiming you are innocent. You can use an alibi to show that you could not have committed the crime because you were not at the location at the time the alleged assault ...
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  • 5 Mistakes People Make When They Are Charged with a Criminal Offense

    In this blog, we break down 5 common mistakes that people make when facing criminal charges . # 1: Making Decisions Without the Guidance or Advice of an Attorney Perhaps the worst thing you can do when you are being charged with a criminal offense is to agree to terms without first discussing your case with an experienced lawyer. In this situation, you should really consider getting advice from a ...
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  • Why You Should Hire a Lawyer If You Are Charged With a Drug Crime

    When you are charged with a drug crime, the first step you should take is to seek out an experienced lawyer who is familiar with drug crime laws. Hiring an attorney is important, especially if you want to preserve your reputation and future. In addition to the damage that these charges can have on your livelihood, they also carry heavy punishments and penalties. The following factors can impact ...
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  • Bills signed by the Governor on December 22, 2017; Effective: In 90 days

    Governor Kasich recently signed Senate Bill 33 into law. Senate Bill 33 amended certain sections of the Ohio Revised Code, and created one new section. The bill essentially makes two important changes for criminal defendants. First, it allows the State to disclose information from the law enforcement automated data system (LEADS) to defendants in criminal or traffic cases. Second, it allows judges ...
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