What is a Bail Bond?

What is a Bail Bond?

According to Prison Policy Initiative, 32% of the accused sit in prison cells serving time before they have even been convicted, solely because they can’t afford to post bail. In Columbus, the average bail amount is about $50,000 - an amount well out of reach for...

Can I represent myself against DUI charges?

Can I represent myself against DUI charges?

Of course, it is your right to defend yourself against DUI/DWI charges; post bail, make a plea deal or plead guilty. However, the outcome will have long-lasting consequences; fines, fees,  stained permanent record (even appearing in Google searches for your name),...

Can I plead self-defense to an assault charge?

Can I plead self-defense to an assault charge?

Self-defense is defined as the legal use of force when a person believes it is absolutely necessary to prevent injury or death to his person. Circumstances vary from case to case, but there are general guidelines to follow if you wish to plead self-defense to an...

Underage Drinking Defense

Underage Drinking Defense

There is strict enforcement of underage drinking laws. Underage alcohol possession/consumption is one of the most common criminal charges for young people in Columbus and law enforcement has little tolerance. If you are under 21 and get caught possessing/consuming...

Adderall Possession Charges & College Students

Adderall Possession Charges & College Students

The stress of collegiate life leaves many college students turning to prescription stimulants to help manage their lives and get ahead. According to new research published by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 20 percent of college students report abusing...

Proposed bill seeks to clarify law regarding handguns in churches

Proposed bill seeks to clarify law regarding handguns in churches

Reprinted from the Daily Reporter Existing law prohibits a person with a valid concealed handgun license from carrying a concealed handgun into a church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship, unless the church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship...

A new Ohio law will conceal the addresses of abuse victims.

A new Ohio law will conceal the addresses of abuse victims.

Victims of domestic violence and other crimes can now shield their home addresses from public documents, including their voter registrations, under a new state law that took effect this week. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the launch of the Safe at...

Are Police Dashcams Public Record?

Are Police Dashcams Public Record?

A body-worn camera recorded a university police officer’s shooting and killing of a motorist, and a patrol cruiser’s dashboard-mounted video camera captured a high-speed car chase and arrest. In both cases the Cincinnati Enquirer’s requests for copies of the video...