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Ohio Marijuana Legalization – Impacts on Vehicle Accidents and OVI

Jan 22, 2024 - Accident Law, Criminal Defense Law

It’s a new year, and Ohio has a new marijuana law that legalizes recreational cannabis. While using marijuana is now legal for adults in the state, driving under the influence of the drug is not. In fact, despite the new law, Ohio has existing laws that make it illegal for someone to drive with certain … Continue reading “Ohio Marijuana Legalization – Impacts on Vehicle Accidents and OVI”

Biden’s Federal Marijuana Pardon and What It Means for Ohio

Oct 15, 2022 - Criminal Defense Law

President Biden recently announced that he is taking executive action to pardon those convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law. Biden also called on state governors to take similar action and erase state-level offenses for simple marijuana possession. Although recreational marijuana remains illegal in Ohio, 30 cities across the state have decriminalized cannabis. Ohio … Continue reading “Biden’s Federal Marijuana Pardon and What It Means for Ohio”

Ohio Armed Teacher Law Permits School Staff to Carry a Firearm

Jul 19, 2022 - Criminal Defense Law

Governor Mike DeWine has signed legislation that could allow teachers and other school employees to carry guns after receiving 24 hours of training. Under the new law, the decision to arm school personnel will be made by local school boards, which will have the ability to create gun training plans that have to meet certain … Continue reading “Ohio Armed Teacher Law Permits School Staff to Carry a Firearm”

Why Being Accused of Government Benefits Fraud is a Big Deal

Feb 22, 2022 - Criminal Defense Law

State and federal governments lose billions of dollars each year due to fraud. Governments seek to recoup money lost from fraud by prosecuting the perpetrators of fraudulent schemes. Government benefits fraud is a serious crime, and the penalties for anyone convicted of fraud can be very steep. If you are the target of a fraud … Continue reading “Why Being Accused of Government Benefits Fraud is a Big Deal”

Sierah’s Law: How Felons Can Fight Ohio’s Violent Offenders Database Registration

Nov 12, 2021 - Criminal Defense Law

Sierah’s Law created a statewide Violent Offender Database (VOD) that keeps a register of Ohioans convicted of certain crimes The requirements of the law are quite burdensome. Anyone convicted of a qualifying offense must register and remain in the database for 10 years, and failure to comply could result in another felony charge. It is … Continue reading “Sierah’s Law: How Felons Can Fight Ohio’s Violent Offenders Database Registration”

How Ohio’s New “Stand Your Ground” Law Affects Your Self-Defense Rights

Jan 14, 2021 - Criminal Defense Law

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a “stand your ground” bill into law on January 4, 2021. The law expands legal protections for Ohioans forced to defend themselves or their families. Under previous law, people were justified in hurting or killing someone in self-defense only after they first attempted to run away, unless they were using … Continue reading “How Ohio’s New “Stand Your Ground” Law Affects Your Self-Defense Rights”

 
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