• What Happens During a Preliminary Hearing?

    Even if you have previously faced drug charges or other charges, you may be a little unsure of what to expect from the legal process . When you meet with your defense lawyer near Columbus, he or she can explain your upcoming preliminary hearing. The purpose of a preliminary hearing is for a judge to […]

  • Football–The Official Sport of the BOP!

    The federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment on Wednesday that makes me wonder if most BOP prison yards will have enough soccer pitches to accommodate the almost certain influx of inmates who will be sentenced out of the FIFA soccer scandal. The 47-count indictment charged 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money […]


    On Wednesday, Nebraska repealed the death penalty when the Senate overrode a veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts had worked hard to get senators to flip their votes and he only needed three to change their minds, but in the end, he came up one short. The historic significance of the event attracted a large […]


    It’s difficult to write this and I think I’ve lost my mind; however, if you’re looking at the next presidential election only through the prism of which candidate(s) will be most helpful in bringing reform to the mandatory minimum schemes that plague federal drug offense, then you might be rooting for either Ted Cruz and […]

  • Facts About DUI Cases by Scott and Nolder

    Facts About DUI Cases

    In an effort to prevent drunk driving accidents , Ohio has enacted very strict laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Under Ohio law, you can be charged with DUI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is determined to be 0.08 percent or higher. However, if you’re under the age of 21, you’ll […]

  • Common Defenses in Criminal Cases by Scott and Nolder

    Examining Common Defenses in Criminal Cases

    There are many strategies a criminal defense attorney can use to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. The specific criminal defenses that he or she uses will depend upon the specific circumstances of your case and the particular charges against you. For any type of case, the law is actually on your side because […]

  • Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death!

    On Friday, a federal jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. After the verdict was published, there was no visible reaction from Tsarnaev; however, several survivors and relatives of victims dabbed tears in the quiet courtroom. The verdict marked the first time in the post-9/11 era that federal prosecutors have won the death […]

  • A Guide to Courtroom Etiquette

    The most effective way to improve the outcome of your case is to hire a criminal defense attorney serving Columbus. However, as your defense attorney will advise you, behaving properly in the courtroom is also crucial. Your defense attorney may emphasize the importance of showing up on time for your appearance, addressing the judge as […]

  • Dealing with a DUI Traffic by Scott and Nolder

    Dealing with a DUI Traffic Stop

    Drunk driving accidents inflict serious injuries, claim lives, and result in significant property damage. They also result in severe legal penalties. Unfortunately, even if you take precautions to never drive while legally intoxicated, you could still be charged with DUI based solely on a police officer’s observations. In other words, you could be arrested despite […]

  • Questions About Domestic Violence Cases by Scott and Nolder

    Common Questions About Domestic Violence Cases

    Before meeting with your domestic violence attorney near Columbus, it’s a good idea to write down any questions you have about your case and applicable criminal law. Your criminal defense attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and the evidence against you to develop strategies for your defense. If No Injuries Were Inflicted, Is […]