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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pre-Charge Representation: How It Works
Sometimes a criminal accusation involves a crime so severe, the accused suffers extreme consequences without ever being officially convicted – or even charged. For example, someone accused of a sex crime can be shunned in social settings, lose employment opportunities, or even lose parental rights if they are going through a divorce. The best bet to keep […]
How You Can Fight Back Against False Allegations of Domestic Violence
How To Beat a False Domestic Violence Charge? Due to the tragic implications of a domestic violence accusation, law enforcement officials and investigators always take such accusations with the utmost seriousness. In some states or counties, police officers must make an arrest when responding to a domestic violence call, even if there is no evidence of violence actually […]
What Happens if I Violate My Probation?
Violating probation is a serious offense, but it does not necessarily mean you will automatically go to jail. The consequences of your violation will depend on a range of different factors, including the nature and seriousness of the violation, if you previously violated it, and if there were any other circumstances that might impact the […]
Do I Need an Attorney for a Misdemeanor?
We all know that not every crime is treated equally. Depending on the severity of an offense, a punishment can be minimal or life-altering. As such, many believe that misdemeanors are on the lighter end of the offense spectrum and, therefore, might not be a big enough deal to warrant legal representation. This is a […]