• Consequences of Being on the National Sex Offender Registry

    What Are the Consequences of Being on the National Sex Offender Registry?

    There are many different types of sex crimes that may lead to an individual being required to register with the sex offender registry, including child pornography. Even after being released from jail and paying one’s debt to society, a convicted sex offender faces lifelong consequences from having his or her name on the registry. Given […]

  • What Are the Penalties for an Underage OVI?

    Under Ohio law, an individual may be charged with drunk driving for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. However, individuals under the age of 21 may be charged with operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) if they have a BAC of only 0.02 percent or higher. Prosecutors treat OVI cases […]

  • FY 2014 and First Quarter 2015 Sentencing Trends!

    Earlier today, the Sentencing Commission released its data on sentencing trends for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014). Below you’ll find a number of the commonly prosecuted offenses in federal court, the next entry will be the mean (average) sentence, the next figure is the median (halfway point of all sentences) sentence, and the last figure […]

  • Understanding DUI Plea Deals

    There are many advantages to working with a DUI lawyer in Columbus after being charged with drunk driving. Not only can your DUI lawyer ensure that your legal rights are upheld, but he or she can also negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf to secure a plea bargain. Identifying Types of Plea Deals With […]

  • Parents Of Boy Killed At Boston Marathon Bombing Beg Government To Not Seek Death For Tsarnaev!

    Bill and Denise Richard, parents of 8-year-old Martin who was one of three people killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon’s finish line, are parents brimming with levels of forgiveness and compassion that I hope to acquire someday. Recently, Bill and Denise wrote the following piece that appeared in The Boston Globe wherein they […]

  • Sentencing Commission Report on Illegal Reentry Cases

    Two days ago, the Sentencing Commission released a report compiling Fiscal Year 2013 (FY 2013) sentencing data on illegal reentry cases prosecuted under 8 U.S.C. §1326. Interestingly, §1326 cases made up 26% of all cases sentenced in federal court in FY 2013. There’s no reason to think that number will diminish because In 2013, there […]


    Prominent bestselling sports author, Jim Dent was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Texas prison sytem after being convicted for his 9 th and 10 th DUIs. Dent is the author of The Junction Boys and Manziel Mania (rumor has it that he didn’t go to Touchdown Johnny’s rehab facility). Granted, a decade sounds […]

  • Tips for Dressing for Court

    Upcoming court appearances can be stressful. However, you may feel more confident of the outcome when you work with a defense attorney near Columbus. Your criminal defense attorney may also offer you some tips on dressing for court. Wearing conservative, formal office attire shows that you respect the authority of the court. Your attorney at […]

  • Domestic Violence Charges in Ohio
  • What Is Reckless Harm in a Domestic Violence Case?

    Domestic violence law is complicated, which is one reason why it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with a domestic violence lawyer serving Columbus if you’ve been charged with this type of crime. Your criminal defense attorney will review your case to determine the specific charges you’re facing and the potential penalties involved if you are […]