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Man Put into a Handcuff and Being Investigated

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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Dog Smelling a Black Suitcase

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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Judge and Gavel

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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Pills Spilling from a Prescription Bottle

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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Cannabis Plant

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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Lady of Justice

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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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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Man Put into Handcuffs

You might assume the police are more concerned with arresting violent offenders than those who commit drug-related crimes. But the truth is that the opposite is thought to be true. During 2016, the FBI estimated that there were 1,572,579 arrests for drug law violations throughout the United States. And according to the Washington Post, more people were arrested that year ...

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Gavel and Scales of Justice and Books

Because 84.7% of all drug law violations in the U.S. during 2017 were for possession of a controlled substance, the subject of drug classifications may be of importance to you or someone you know. Are prescription medications treated the same as drugs like heroin or cocaine when determining legal consequences? Why are certain drugs considered to be more high-profile than ...

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Gavel and Scales of Justice and Books

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, victims of sexual harassment, assault, and other sex crimes are coming forward to tell their stories and hold others accountable. While this may be long overdue in many respects, an unintended consequence of this shift is that some individuals feel emboldened to accuse others of sex offenses that never actually occurred.

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