• Examples of White Collar Crimes

    White collar crimes can be broadly defined as illegal enterprises that are undertaken for the intent to achieve financial gain without the physical harm of another person. Although white collar crimes do not generally lead to violence, they are serious charges that involve significant penalties. If you have been charged with any type of white […]

  • Getting Pulled Over for DUI in Ohio

    Getting pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience, and it’s hard to know what to do when it happens. When you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, find a safe place to pull over and do so at controlled speeds. From the moment an officer decides to pull you over for […]

  • How a Felony Conviction Can Affect You Later In Life

    If you are convicted of a minor crime, known as a misdemeanor, you will likely be facing penalties such as fines, community service, and less than a year of jail time. However, if your defense attorney has informed you that the charge could lead to a felony conviction, you will be facing much more serious […]

  • Felony or Misdemeanor?

    If you have been charged with a crime, your first step should be to contact a criminal defense lawyer right away. A defense attorney located in Columbus can help you understand the charges against you, such as whether they are felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious offenses. If you’re convicted of a felony, you […]

  • 5 Key Challenges of Legalizing Marijuana

    Medical marijuana laws have been on the books for years in several states, but recent developments in Colorado and Washington State change how the drug is viewed legally. And though legalization of recreational marijuana is just months old in these states, the changes in legal designation are already influencing social perception related to the drug. […]

  • TWO-LEVEL REDUCTION IN DRUG GUIDELINES WILL BE RETROACTIVE

    You won’t believe this! Today, the Sentencing Commission single handedly created a tidal wave of sentencing litigation in drug cases. You’re all aware of the across-the-board two-level guideline reduction in drug cases that takes effect on November 1, 2014. Thanks to the leadership and vision of AG Holder, since March 2014, AUSA’s have supported the […]

  • COST OF INCARCERATION NOT A VALID SENTENCING CONSIDERATION!

    Young Park was convicted of filing a false corporate tax return thereby causing a tax loss of $133,601. Park wasn't a babe in the woods, however, as he had a prior fraud conviction for executing a Ponzi scheme that caused a 7 million dollar loss for which he served a year and a day in […]

  • What Drivers Should Know About DUI Laws in Columbus

    Like many other states, Ohio has enacted very strict drunk driving laws. If you or a loved one has been charged with this particular offense, engage the services of a DUI lawyer as soon as possible. A DWI defense attorney in Columbus can help you understand the applicable laws and the potential penalties involved. Your […]

  • Answers to Common Questions About Working With Scott & Nolder Law Firm

    If you are facing criminal charges for the first time, you likely have a lot of questions about working with a criminal defense lawyer. At Scott & Nolder Law Firm, we make sure every client's questions are fully answered before they ever see a courtroom. One question you may have is how much we charge […]

  • Drug Charges: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

    There are a few different types of drug charges, such as drug trafficking and manufacturing. The most common type of drug offense is possession. As your defense attorney can explain to you, you can be charged with felony or misdemeanor drug possession. A misdemeanor offense carries less severe penalties than does a felony conviction. However, […]