Expungement: A Gateway to Moving On?

Expungement: A Gateway to Moving On?

What is expungement?   Expungements are a legal process that can clear arrests, charges and minor convictions from someone’s record. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. See, that’s the thing about expungement: many people don’t even know...

​6 Tips to Avoid an Underage Drinking Conviction

​6 Tips to Avoid an Underage Drinking Conviction

Fall is almost here and school is back in session. Many college students pack their bags and move away from home, possibly for the first time. They get ready to go out and experience college nightlife, a preconceived notion of what that means likely already formed in...

9 Tips to Help You Win Your DUI Case

9 Tips to Help You Win Your DUI Case

Don’t ever assume that your DUI case is unbeatable. These are very complex matters, and there are a wide range of defense strategies that have proven extremely effective in these types of cases. While there are many effective defense strategies, here are 9 ways to win...

Should Kids Be Allowed To Waive Their Miranda Rights?

Should Kids Be Allowed To Waive Their Miranda Rights?

Chances are that you’ve heard some version of the Miranda Rights before. You don’t have to be involved in a crime to have heard it, thanks to crime TV shows. The Miranda Rights start with the famous “You have the right to remain silent…” It’s likely that you can...

​Do hotter temperatures mean hotter tempers?

​Do hotter temperatures mean hotter tempers?

You can't ignore the headlines. Violent crime has a tendency to go up right along with the temperatures. But does hot weather actually cause increases in crime? Almost all the established academic literature that examines not just months, but the temperatures within...

Ohio human trafficking probes up 50% over last year.

Ohio human trafficking probes up 50% over last year.

COLUMBUS — The number of investigations into suspected trafficking swelled last year to the highest level in Ohio's history Ohio's state attorney general’s Human Trafficking Commission released a report on Monday that revealing police investigated 202 potential cases...

With opioids, just a tiny speck can kill.

With opioids, just a tiny speck can kill.

In July, 10 year old Alton Banks died of fentanyl poisoning in Florida. He walked 10 blocks from the community pool to his home. He vomited, collapsed, and died. In Montgomery County: Two toddlers overdosed on opioids and died. In Cleveland: An officer was...

Human Trafficking Education Coming to Ohio Classrooms

Human Trafficking Education Coming to Ohio Classrooms

Teachers representing 100+ middle and high schools in Miami Valley were trained in human trafficking last year as part of the new "School Trafficking Outreach Program". According to the director of Abolition Ohio and interim executive director of the human rights...

Ohio Human Trafficking Data from State Sources 2016

Ohio Human Trafficking Data from State Sources 2016

As defined in the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the legal definition of "trafficking in persons” is: Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to...

Can police question a child without a parent present?

Can police question a child without a parent present?

Even the most precious children are capable of committing heinous crimes. And while parents may be willing to do nearly anything to protect their children, police do not have to allow parents to be present during an interrogation. The best thing a parent can do for a...