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A Brief Overview on Judicial Releases

By | Criminal Law

In the state of Ohio, judges have the ability to grant early “judicial releases” from prison provided that certain conditions are met. The ability to release people from prison in such a way can be found in Ohio Revised Code section 2929.20 and became effective in July 1996. The following will take a brief look at how judicial…

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Blood Alcohol Tests in Ohio

By | Criminal Law, DUI/OVI

The most commonly used test in Ohio to determine a person’s blood alcohol content is the breath test. If you are pulled over by law enforcement under suspicion of OVI/DUI and asked to submit to breath blood alcohol testing, or asked to submit to a blood test, it is important that you understand what you can do to…

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What Happens at a Pretrial Hearing

By | Criminal Law

If you have never been involved in a criminal case before, being told that there is a pretrial hearing can cause a great amount of uneasiness. It is best to learn in advance what the pretrial hearing process involves so that you will feel more prepared. Fortunately, our criminal defense lawyers have helped numerous people and we can…

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Warrant for Your Arrest? Know the Basics

By | Criminal Law

If a judge receives a complaint from law enforcement establishing probable cause to believe that a criminal offense was committed, that judge can issue a warrant for the arrest of the person believed to have committed the crime. In other limited situations, a magistrate, court clerk, or officer of the court can issue a warrant. Once authorized, a…

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Ohio’s OVI Lookback Period

By | Criminal Law, DUI/OVI

A lookback period refers to the length of time that a prior OVI conviction or guilty plea will be considered as one of your sentencing factors for a new OVI offense. Any prior conviction that occurs within the lookback time period will be viewed by a court of law as a prior OVI offense, which will increase the severity of penalties imposed upon conviction. If an OVI has occurred outside of this lookback window, it will not be counted as a previous offense.

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Bench Warrants

By | Criminal Law

Most bench warrants do not expire and remain active for the rest of a person’s life. In rare circumstances, judges decide to expunge or recall warrants. Because these warrants frequently remain active for an extended period of time, it is important to understand that often, the best way to deal with a bench warrant is to appear in court with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can make certain that matters are properly handled.

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When can the Police Search Me?

By | Criminal Law

Law enforcement is permitted to search you, your house, or your vehicle, but must have justification to do so. In many situations, this means that law enforcement must obtain an arrest or search warrant from a judge who, after reviewing the relevant factors, will determine if probable cause exists on which to issue a warrant.

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