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drug possession

Although the public opinion surrounding how we classify and criminalize drug use is starting to show signs of change, that doesn't mean the law is quick to catch up. Our nation's rampant drug use may be considered a social crisis, but it's typically still treated as a criminal one. As a result, jails and prisons all across the country are ...

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criminal defense

There are a lot of things to remember and a lot of things to look for when you need a criminal defense attorney. Here are five situations that might require you to retain a criminal defense attorney, and tips to remember as you go about finding the attorney that is right for you.

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charged with a sex crime

Being charged with a sex crime can feel like a nightmare come to life. In stressful situations like these, you may struggle with your emotions. You might even make a mistake that could worsen the situation. It may be difficult, but you'll need to think clearly and make smart choices for your future. Whether you have been falsely accused or ...

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sex crime charges

When you help your child pack up their belongings and drop them off at college for the first time, you might be a little worried about how they'll fare. But by and large, you'll probably be excited for this next chapter in their lives and for all the opportunities they'll have to grow and learn. You'd probably never dream that ...

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searches and seizures

If you have been charged of a crime -- and even if you are subsequently convicted of that crime -- it's essential to remember that you still have a number of rights as provided by the U.S. Constitution. Although nearly 1.9 million people in the state of Ohio have criminal records, all of those people are granted specific rights that ...

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sex crime charges

In the digital age, it's no surprise that a growing number of crimes are taking place online. But you might not realize that your activities on the internet could result in sex crime charges. While sexual assaults in Ohio were reported at a rate of 86.9 per 100,000 population in 2015, an individual doesn't necessarily have to do physical harm ...

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arrested for possession

Imagine you're driving with a couple of friends and you're pulled over by a police officer for some minor infraction, such as failing to signal or not coming to a complete halt at a stop sign. For whatever reason, the officer asks if they can search your car. While they don't have a warrant, you oblige because you feel you ...

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drug possession charges

While the FBI estimates that there were 1,572,579 arrests made throughout the U.S. for drug law violations in 2016, the possible penalties for these crimes can vary widely depending on the circumstances and the drug in question. All across the nation, states are starting to recognize the need to amend laws pertaining to marijuana. While there's still a long way ...

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sex offense

The possible consequences of sex offenses can be carried out by both the justice system and the general public. Those who are charged with sex crimes are often vilified by their communities, regardless of whether they are actually guilty of these offenses. While there are many types of sex offenses that exist, today's post will center around child pornography crimes ...

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defense against sex crime charges

There's no arguing that those who have been victimized by sexual predators have to endure extremely challenging circumstances. That said, the victims aren't the only ones who have a hard time ahead of them. Those who are falsely accused of these sex crimes or who made one wrong decision will have to endure the potential loss of their reputation, their ...

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