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December 2016 Archives

Those charged with weapons crimes can seek legal help

In Ohio and elsewhere, weapons charges are taken rather seriously. The potential penalties that often result from weapons crimes convictions can be quite severe. As a conviction can have a profound impact on your personal and professional life, seeking assistance when facing criminal charges may prove beneficial to your case. An experienced defense attorney can help you decide the best legal course to pursue in the effort to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

More drunk driving patrols expected during the holidays

If you haven’t taken to the road for the holiday weekend, chances are that you will in the next day or two. In fact, next week is going to be huge for, even though it is the last one of the year. According to the American Automobile Association, millions of Americans will be taking to the roads to get to loved ones to celebrate the holiday season with loved ones. Indeed, snowy weather will make driving conditions treacherous at times, but Ohio state troopers and local police agencies across the state will be looking for drunk drivers. 

When charges of drug crimes interrupt the holidays

The 2016 holiday season is at hand. In Ohio and throughout the nation, millions of people are planning, shopping, traveling and enjoying time with co-workers and loved ones. For some, however, the light of the holidays has been dimmed due to charges of drug crimes or other related offenses that have resulted in serious trouble with the law.

What to consider before taking a plea

If you have been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, the main question you may have for your attorney is what will happen to you should you decide not to challenge the charges against you. Of course, the prosecutor will likely express the intent to settle matter immediately without going to trial, but there certainly will be a price to pay. Also, drunk driving cases are commonly settled before trial.

What role does forensics have in criminal justice?

Some people who are facing criminal charges balk at the thought of having to take the time to go through the evidence that is being used against them. These individuals might not realize that being meticulous in reviewing this evidence can often help the defense to find points that can be disputed in order to introduce reasonable doubt. In many cases, scrutinizing forensic evidence is a must for the defense.

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