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What Is the Difference Between Assault & Domestic Violence?

Ohio takes charges of assault and domestic violence very seriously, and both can come with harsh penalties if convicted. However, as the two crimes often involve similar behaviors, it is essential to understand their differences. If you face assault or domestic violence charges in Ohio, enlisting the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you understand your […]

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What Are the Felony Drug Charges in Ohio?

Under Ohio law, you can face felony drug charges for several offenses. These include possession of harder drugs or large quantities of drugs, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing. Felony drug offenses carry harsh penalties in Ohio, including the possibility of steep fines, lengthy jail sentences, and more. What Makes a […]

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What Are Some Common Defense Strategies for Criminal Defense Cases?

Facing criminal charges is always daunting, but understanding the various defense strategies available can provide clarity during this challenging time. Whether you were wrongly accused or caught in unfortunate circumstances, the different ways an attorney could defend you in court depend on the details of your case. Alibi Defense When you cite an alibi in […]

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How Annie’s Law Affects Ohio Residents

Annie’s Law Ohio When charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Ohio, you could face a license suspension and jail time. In 2017, “Annie’s Law” passed which increased mandatory minimum sentences and broadened the scope of repeat offenders. This law was in response to the death of a woman who […]

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Attorney J. Reid Yoder Representing Man Accused of Attempted Murder

Attorney J. Reid Yoder is representing Martin Robinson in a case that has recently received lots of media attention. Robinson faces various charges, including attempted murder and attempted aggravated murder, after a 12-hour standoff with the Lorain County SWAT team. The team says it was at Robinson’s residence in response to a bench warrant issued […]

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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 […]

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Most Common OVI Mistakes

If you were recently arrested for an OVI in Ohio, there is still a possibility that your case can be entirely dismissed or have your charges reduced significantly. You need to be aware of the potential mistakes which could have adverse effects on your case. The following are the most common mistakes that could jeopardize your pending […]

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Ohio’s “Good Samaritan” Law For Drug Overdoses

Ohio has recently enacted a “Good Samaritan” law pertaining to the prosecution of persons for a minor drug possession offense after seeking medical assistance for themselves or another regarding a drug overdose. The following is a brief overview of the new law. The law is part of O.R.C. 2925.11 Possession of Controlled Substances. It was […]

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It feels good to help people who truly need it.

There should be times in an attorney’s professional life when he/she leaves court after handling a case and looks back with a sense of pride and fulfillment on what they accomplished. Today, I had one of those moments. It was not a big case, there was no media attention, nothing that would make or break […]

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August 17-19, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking over this weekend. For more information or legal advice, contact a knowledgeable Attorney from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder today.

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