• Learn About Tax Crimes

    What You Should Know About Tax Crimes

    Every taxpayer has a legal responsibility to accurately report and pay tax liabilities. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that the government loses billions to tax evasion and tax fraud. Given the sheer number of tax returns submitted in the U.S. each year, the chances of coming under investigation for tax crimes are minimal. […]

  • Answers About Bail Bond

    Answers to Your Questions about Bonds

    Individuals who consult a criminal lawyer are often confused about what bonds are. Under criminal law , a bond is a way for the court system to ensure that a defendant will return to court for scheduled appearances. If you’ve been charged with a crime under criminal law in Columbus or elsewhere in Ohio, a […]

  • Guide to Internet Sex Crimes

    A Brief Guide to Internet Sex Crimes

    Sex crimes that make use of the Internet may be prosecuted under federal or state criminal law. If you’ve been accused of or charged with Internet sex crimes, it’s important to avoid discussing the case with anyone until you’ve contacted a criminal defense attorney . Top criminal defense law firms in Columbus will safeguard your […]

  • Assault

    What Are the Penalties for Assault and Battery Convictions?

    Assault and battery charges are extremely serious. If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need a skilled criminal lawyer near Columbus if you hope to avoid a conviction. In Ohio criminal law, assault is defined as causing or attempting to cause harm to another person. Battery is intentionally or negligently causing offensive […]

  • Buyer’s Remorse??

    Calling the sentence “one of the most troubling that I ever faced in my five years on the federal bench,” Paul G. Cassell, now a professor at the University of Utah’s law school, said the mandatory minimum sentence he was required to impose on Weldon Angelos was one of the chief reasons he chose to […]

  • 18 USC 16’s COV definition is vague!

    The 5 th Circus joined the 7 th and 9 th recently, by finding that the definition of “crime of violence” found in 18 U.S.C. § 16, is unconstitutionally vague. This decision was consistent with the principles announced by the Supreme Court in Johnson v. United States , 135 S.Ct. 2551 (2015). In Johnson , […]

  • Old Sparky’s Making A Comeback.

    Most capital litigants have been wildly successful in frustrating their grim reaper by ensuring the blood thirsty states where they are incarcerated have no lethal-injection drugs to pull off the state-sanctioned murder. The Commonwealth of Virginia has had enough of the obstruction and has given notice that the electric chair is now a viable option. […]


    Bernie Sanders has softly beat the drum for bail reform in the federal system. The Bail Reform Act of 1984 made it dramatically easier to keep people locked up before federal trials; most of the states followed suit. Today, roughly two-thirds of the people in jail are there either because they are too poor to […]


    Kaylon Pruitt appealed his 46 month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and argued the district court committed procedural error by failing to explain the reasons for the sentence, as required by 18 U.S.C. § 3553(c). The Second Circuit affirmed and this is an otherwise forgettable decision but for the digs […]


    In 2012, two years after the Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials affixed an ankle bracelet on him after his discharge from civil commitment, Michael Belleau sued, claiming the practice amounted to an ex post facto law as well as unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant. In September, Chief U.S. District Judge William Griesbach agreed, […]