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What Happens When Someone Files Criminal Charges Against You in Ohio?

What Happens After Criminal Charges Are Filed Against Me in Ohio?

The first important thing to understand is that the filing of a criminal charge differs from simply having a police officer arrest you by taking you into custody. You can be detained, booked and even locked up for some period without ever facing an official charge. In both circumstances, you have undeniable rights to seek advice and representation from a Columbus criminal defense attorney.

  • 2019-12-13
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Ohio Domestic Violence Laws

How Do Domestic Violence Courts Work in Ohio?

Drawing a domestic violence charge in Ohio can put you into a legal process that differs slightly from the one used to investigate, prosecute, and penalize other types of alleged assaults. Make no mistake, though. Jail is still a possibility, and securing quality legal advice and representation can protect you from an unjust conviction and harsh penalties.

  • 2019-09-27
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How You Can Find a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

Hundreds of criminal defense lawyers practice in and around Columbus, Ohio. Finding the one who can best represent you does not need to be a challenge, but it does require doing some research. And you definitely do need a good attorney. Ohio courts impose harsh penalties for criminal convictions.

  • 2019-04-05
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Top 3 Things to Look for When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you get charged with a crime in central Ohio, you have many choices for a criminal defense attorney in Columbus and throughout Franklin County. You can find a good lawyer to advise and represent you by answering three questions.

  • 2018-02-20
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Should I Tell My Criminal Defense Lawyer That I’m Guilty?

Should You Tell Your Criminal Defense Lawyer If You Are Guilty?

Don’t stress yourself out over the question of whether you should tell your lawyer if you’re guilty. Instead, understand that you will benefit from sharing the full story of how you wound up facing a criminal charge. The more your defense attorney knows about you and your case, the better he/she will be able to argue to have the charge against you dismissed or reduced.

  • 2019-11-26
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Find the Right Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case in Ohio

Here are five tips for finding the right criminal defense lawyer to handle your case in Ohio.

You have hundreds of choices when you need to consult with or hire a criminal defense attorney in Columbus. Chances are good that if you Googled “Columbus Ohio criminal defense attorney,” you will appreciate getting some guidance on how to choose among all those options. 

  • 2019-07-23
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How to Seal Your Criminal Record in Ohio

The process for sealing criminal and arrest records in Columbus Ohio includes multiple steps and is punctuated by a hearing before a judge. Still, fighting through all the obstacles can make it much easier to pursue a rewarding career, secure loans, and take advantage of educational opportunities.

  • 2019-02-28
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What happens if you get caught underage drinking in Ohio?

Ohio, like every other state, sets the legal drinking age at 21. The state also makes it a criminal offense for anyone younger than 21 to:

  • Order alcohol,
  • Pay for alcohol,
  • Share the cost of alcohol,
  • Attempt to purchase alcohol,
  • Possess alcohol,
  • Consume alcohol, or
  • Go out in public after becoming intoxicated by alcohol.

  • 2019-11-04
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Can I Go to Jail for Simple Assault Charges in Ohio?

Yes, you can go to jail for simple assault charges in Ohio. Avoiding that penalty is possible by proving your innocence or reaching a plea deal to a lesser offense. 

  • 2019-06-10
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Understanding Weapons Crime Charges

The term “weapons charge” covers a lot of alleged criminal activities. Police and courts treat each very seriously, and even just having a knife or gun within reach while allegedly committing a crime can turn a potentially bad situation much worse.

  • 2018-06-08
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