First-time offenders in the criminal justice system are often scared, confused, and uncertain of what may happen to them. This is understandable as the court system can seem like a mystifying process filled with confusing language and rules. For most young offenders, their only experience with the court process might be through watching inaccurate courtroom … More What are Diversion Programs for First-Time Offenders?
Imagine you’re at the mall with a friend browsing clothing when you come across a pair of jeans on the rack that you really like. You look at the price tag and gasp to find out that the pair will cost $100, much out of your price range. You turn to your friend to share … More Theft Offenses in Ohio
If you’ve been following today’s news, some of the past statements made by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearings have been characterized as “perjury.” Specially, Sessions is accused of having failed to mention two meetings between him and a high-ranking Russian diplomat in Washington last year. But what is perjury and … More So What is Perjury?
The Ohio Legislature recently passed H.B. 154, which amends §4511.132 of Ohio Revised Code to allow drivers some leeway in proceeding through malfunctioning traffic signals. The new law goes into effect on March 17, 2017. But what does the new law mean for your daily commute? Prior to the amendment of the statute, drivers in Ohio … More What Ohio’s New Red Light Law Means for You
Most interactions between law enforcement and the public take place during “routine” traffic stops. The truth is, no stop is ever routine. A traffic stop can be stressful and dangerous for both the motorist and the police officer. According to the FBI, in 2012, 4,450 officers were wounded or otherwise assaulted during stops. The media … More How to Properly Handle a Traffic Stop