Drunk driving in the state of Ohio is a serious offense that carries with it serious penalties. Moreover, the record of an OVI conviction cannot be sealed. However, as of 9/28/2012 an OVI will not prevent a second otherwise eligible offense  

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A defense is evidence that is offered by the defendant to defeat a criminal charge. The Ohio Revised Code defines defenses in Ohio. The defendant bears the burden of going forward with the evidence if an affirmative defense is  

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Yes, if you are a suspect in a crime you should specifically invoke your right to remain silent.  In Salinas v. Texas, the US Supreme Court recently ruled that a suspect must verbally invoke his or her Fifth Amendment  

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Yes, you should hire an attorney if you are charged with domestic violence.  If you are indigent, the Court may appoint an attorney.  A first domestic violence conviction can result in jail time up to six months and a  

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It’s always a good idea to contact a traffic attorney to determine whether you should challenge your speeding ticket.  Even if you can’t “beat” your speeding citation, the Court or prosecutor may be able to amend it to a  

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Approximately 97% of federal convictions and 94% of state convictions result from pleas. This means that most cases result from some type of plea negotiation. Recently, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the notion that criminal defendants have a  

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The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States grants “he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall  

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It’s simple; I want to talk to a lawyer.  That’s all you need to say.  If you are a suspect and questioned by the police you only need to provide identification.  Just remain silent.  The police will likely continue  

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We have had a lot of calls from people wanting to check their criminal record. Whether it’s because of someone seeking employment, filing an application for higher education, or obtaining a CCW, it’s always a good idea to know  

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Almost every week we get calls regarding someone’s driving record. The questions range from paying reinstatement fees, points on a license, or insurance suspensions because the BMV did not have an updated address. You can go to the Ohio  

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