• Types of Weapons Offenses by Scott and Nolder

    Types of Weapons Offenses in Ohio

    Weapons offenses may be prosecuted at the state or federal level. Your criminal defense attorney serving Columbus may defend you in federal court if the firearm was associated with the commission of a violent crime or drug trafficking crime, or if the firearm was manufactured outside the state. However, even if you are prosecuted in […]

  • Use of Contraceptives as a Condition of Supervised Release Struck Down!

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all! Christopher Harris has had a very prolific life, both personally and professionally, First the professional accomplishments—he’s amassed a criminal record that is so significant that he was sentenced as an armed career criminal (ACCA) for his possession of a firearm as a felon. Consequently, he’s a ward […]

  • Outcomes of Driving under the Influence by Scott and Nolder

    What Are the Potential Outcomes of a DUI Case?

    The potential outcomes of a driving under the influence (DUI) case vary, depending on the specific circumstances. A drunk driving attorney near Columbus can review the evidence against you to determine if its integrity may be brought into question in court. If crucial evidence is found to be inadmissible, it may be possible for your […]

  • A Look at Federal Rules of Evidence

    If you’re facing federal drug charges in Columbus or other types of charges on a federal level, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some basic legal concepts. As your criminal defense attorney can explain to you, the federal rules of evidence establish what evidence is admissible and inadmissible in court. For example, for […]

  • Child Pornography Investigation Steps by Scott and Nolder

    Steps to Take if You’re Being Investigated for Child Pornography

    Criminal law prohibits the possession, receipt, distribution, and production of sexualized images of children under the age of 18. The laws regarding child pornography charges provide for very harsh consequences upon conviction . A defense attorney will thoroughly review your case, answer any questions you may have, and develop a child pornography defense near Columbus. […]

  • BOP Population Explodes

    My dad always said that figures lie and liars figure. To salute that truism, let’s look at statistics to illustrate to profound impact that mandatory minimums and the sentencing guidelines have had on the federal prison population since the “war on drugs” commenced. One immutable fact is that the federal prison population has grown precipitously […]

  • Gun Bump in a Criminal Case

    What Is a Gun Bump in a Criminal Case?

    Criminal law covers a wide range of possible scenarios, such as the presence of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, drug convictions may be subject to a sentencing enhancement under what is called a “gun bump.” Your criminal defense attorney serving Columbus may warn you of this possibility […]

  • Safe Justice Act–Realistic Reform or More of the Same?

    The following data illustrates that in the past 35 years, there has been a tremendous spike in the criminalization of conduct by the federal government: from 1980 to 2013, the number of federal crimes codified in the code increased from 3,000 to approximately 5,000; over the same period, the federal prison population skyrocketed from 24,000 […]

  • Government Waste At Its Finest!

    I know that state budgets have improved over the past few years and government waste can once again be tolerated, but the charade announced in Massachusetts on Saturday takes the cake. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan plans to bring state murder charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has already been sentenced to death, in a federal […]

  • Bad Facts Make For Long Sentences!

    A Detroit cancer doctor who made nearly $20 million off hundreds of patients suffering from unneeded chemotherapy and other stunningly bad treatments was sentenced to serve 540 months in federal prison (his guidelines were 360-life). All you people crowing that he certainly won’t have to serve all of that sentence are correct—with good time he’ll […]