• What Is a White-Collar Crime?

    White-collar crime is an umbrella term used to describe an array of financial crimes that a person may pursue to gain profit. The distinct identity of these crimes that separates them from blue-collar crimes is based on the person committing the crime – typically business professional – how it’s committed, how often, and how large-scale […]

  • How Does Credit Fraud Happen?

    What is Credit Card Fraud? Electronic payments have become more abundant in recent years, opening the door to more criminal activity including credit card fraud. With approximately 1.5 billion credit cards within the United States, millions of people become victims of credit card fraud each year. If you or a loved one is being investigated […]

  • Who Investigates Federal Crimes?

    The Department of Justice leads all criminal investigations, including federal crimes. However, when it comes to the investigations of these crimes, the responsibility is handed to specialized focus agencies overseen by the Department of Justice. The Importance of Investigating Federal Crimes Investigating federal crimes is a vital aspect of ensuring public safety across the United […]

  • Guide to Child Pornography Laws in Ohio

    Federal Child Pornography Laws Child pornography is widely considered to be among the most reprehensible of offenses under criminal law, and as such, accused offenders face extremely harsh penalties. Since it is not uncommon for child pornography cases to be prosecuted in federal court, it’s highly advisable for accused offenders to retain the services of […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About OVI Charges in Ohio

    What is the difference between an OVI and a DUI? The simple answer is that there is not really any difference between the two acronyms. Whether you are charged with a DUI, DWI, OMVI or OVI, they all refer to the same thing, which is operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ohio […]

  • Legal Representation in Mayor’s Court and OVI Cases

    In Ohio, under Revised Code Section 1905.01, municipalities with a population greater than 200 have the power to create a mayor’s court, so long as the municipal court for the county is not within the same municipal limits. See R.C. 1905.01(A); Paul Revelson, Comment, Nothing But Trouble: The Ohio Legislature’s Failed Attempts to Abolish Mayor’s […]

  • 2nd Quarter 2014 Sentencing Trends

    The first three months in 2014 marked the first time since the advent of the Guidelines in 1987 that fewer than half of the sentences (49%) imposed in federal criminal cases were “within-guideline” sentences. The second quarter data is now released and that trend is continuing, but that doesn’t necessarily equate with lower sentences. You […]

  • Driving Under the Influence in Ohio

    Driving Under the Influence in Ohio [Infographic]

    Driving while under the influence of alcohol is not just a dangerous thing to do—it’s also illegal. In Ohio, law enforcement officials use the term OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence), and the penalties are steep. If you are facing your first Ohio drunk driving offense, you could be facing jail time and up […]

  • Learn about Domestic Violence Cases

    What Types of Defenses Are Common in Domestic Violence Cases?

    Domestic violence laws in Columbus, Ohio, provide for severe legal penalties upon conviction, which may include time in jail or prison. After an accusation or arrest for domestic violence, it’s imperative to contact an attorney immediately. The sooner you contact a domestic violence attorney, the sooner he or she can get to work building effective legal […]

  • How Prior Convictions Affect Domestic Violence Cases

    Domestic violence in Ohio is a very serious offense. If you’ve been charged with this crime, you’ll need to promptly inform your lawyer of any prior domestic violence convictions. Usually, a conviction of knowingly or recklessly causing harm to a family or household member is prosecuted as a first-degree misdemeanor and the threat of harm […]