Franklin County Ohio CATCH Court: Hope for Former Prostitutes

The CATCH (Changing Actions to Change Habits) court in Franklin County is doing something that more institutions in the judicial system should do. This court serves to try to help women who have been arrested for prostitution, instead of condemning 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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Free Legal Help in Columbus and Franklin County Ohio

If you or loved ones need to find answers to legal questions, there are many free resources available to the public. The Franklin County Municipal Court has opened a Self Help Resource Center for people who cannot afford a lawyer but need to either f… Read More
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24/7 Crisis Line for Columbus Teens

As of April 4, 2016, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County expanded its partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital to reach out to youth going through mental crises. Franklin County will now have a 24-hour psychiatric you… Read More
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Ohio Court Information: Delaware County Common Pleas Court

What Types of Cases Does the Delaware County Common Pleas Court in Ohio Handle? The juvenile court hears matters involving minors including civil, criminal, traffic, child custody, and child abuse, neglect, juvenile delinquency and unruliness, and de… 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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How Should I Vote on Issues 2 & 3 — Legalizing Marijuana "Monopoly" in Ohio?

On November 3, Ohio voters are set to vote on Issue 3, put on the ballot by pro-marijuana group Responsible Ohio as a citizen initiative. Issue 3 would legalize limited cultivation, production, sale, and use of marijuana in Ohio. The measure would cr… 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