Backpage Owner Prostitution Sting

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney article about a prostitution sting expanding to other states. Now Backpage.com itself is being targeted by Police. Read More
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Columbus Prostitution Arrests: Police Sweep West Side

Columbus police have been conducting targeted sweeps along the west side of Columbus, Ohio in the past few weeks. In one sweep that happened the first week of July, police arrested 43 women and 24 men in a sweep that lasted two days. The sweep center… Read More
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Ohio Attorney General Addresses Illegal Use of Drug Fentanyl

Overdoses from the opioid drug fentanyl is on the rise in Ohio. Fentanyl has been in the news recently as the drug that killed Prince, and the growing numbers of people across the country who are abusing this drug is shining a further spotlight on it… Read More
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I've Been Accused of Stealing: Now What?

In Ohio, shoplifting or stealing in general is covered by the law of theft. Theft in Ohio can result in serious criminal and civil liability. Want to know more? Keep reading. What Is Theft in Ohio? In particular, theft is defined as a person obtainin… Read More
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Targeting Distracted Drivers: Move Over Fido, Textalyzer May Be Police Officer's New Best Friend

Everyone knows about the Breathalyzer test. It’s what happens when you drink too much, stumble into your car, and get pulled over by the police. And you also know what happens if there’s any reason police might suspect you have drugs in y… Read More
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Can a DUI be Expunged in Ohio?

Unfortunately, in the state of Ohio, you cannot have a criminal charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence expunged. This means that it remains part of your permanent record. Expunging is a legal process, which if granted in Ohio means t… Read More
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Ohio Juveniles Cannot Be Sentenced to Automatic Life Without Parole

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court decided in Miller v. Alabama that juveniles could not be given non-discretionary life prison sentences. This means that they could instead be eligible for parole since the judge had discretion to consider yout… Read More
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Felony Drug Charges and Penalties in Ohio

There are both federal and state criminal laws that establish drug charges. Federal charges might apply in certain situations, like if you are charged with transporting drugs across state lines. In this case, as a Columbus, Ohio resident, you might e… Read More
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Columbus Police Officer Sent to John School After Prostitution Charge

Bobby Schoolcraft, a Columbus police officer of five years with the Columbus Division of Police plead no contest to the criminal charge of soliciting a prostitute. He won’t be serving any jail time; he could have served a maximum of six months.… Read More
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Should Apple Have Helped the Government Break Into iPhones?

As part of the investigation on the San Bernardino, California shootings that happened last September, the FBI obtained a search warrant to search the contents of shooter Sayed Farook’s iPhone. Many of Apple’s security mechanisms, however, have s… Read More
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A person with two felony convictions can apply after four years. If convicted of three, four, or five felonies, the person must wait 5 years. Another change under Ohio's new Expungement Law is that a person can apply to seal an unlimited number o… Read More