• Drug Possession

    What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession

    When you left home, you never thought you might be arrested for drug possession. However, that is just what happened. You and your friends were enjoying the evening when you were stopped and searched by police officers. The next thing you heard was, “You have the right to remain silent.” Panic sets in, and you do not know what to do next. The steps you take next can have a significant impact on the outcome of your criminal case. Whether you are innocent or guilty, you need to treat drug charges very seriously. You could be sentenced to a lengthy jail sentence and required to pay a large fine upon…

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  • Drug Crimes

    Is Mail Order Weed Legal?

    You can shop online for groceries, clothes, electronics, and just about any other product you desire to purchase. You can order these products and have them delivered to your front door. Shopping online has become a convenient and efficient method of buying goods for many Americans. However, there are things that you should not or cannot purchase online. Marijuana is one of those products. Mail-order weed continues to be illegal in all 50 states. Why is Mail Order Marijuana Illegal? Ohio has not legalized marijuana for recreational use. Even if the state does legalize marijuana, it would still be illegal to order weed online. Marijuana that travels across state laws…

  • Ohio Law

     10 Examples of Police Misconduct to Refer to for Your Case 

    Police misconduct is an issue that has been receiving increased attention throughout the country. It seems as if there are new accusations of police misconduct each week. Protestors and advocates for justice throughout the country call for police reform and accountability.  What is Police Misconduct? Police misconduct covers a wide variety of actions by police officers and law enforcement agents. The conduct in question violates police guidelines for performing their duties or breaks one or more laws.  Police misconduct may involve witness tampering, police brutality, or malicious prosecution. Other examples of police misconduct include false arrest, assault, tampering with evidence, theft, coerced confessions, and many other actions.  If you are…

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  • Ohio Law,  Uncategorized

    Why Is There No Statute of Limitations for Murder in Ohio?

    For most crimes committed in Ohio or any other state for that matter, there are time limits for how long prosecutors have to press charges. These time limits are often referred to as the statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations are common in both civil and criminal proceedings. For example, an individual might have two years to bring a lawsuit against another person for injuries suffered in a car accident. However, the actual statute of limitations for a particular crime varies greatly from state to state and depending on the severity of the crime and the age of who committed it. In Ohio, the most common criminal statutes of limitations…

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  • Sex Crimes

    Can Doxing Someone Can Get You Arrested? 

    You might not be familiar with the term doxing, but you might already be a victim of a doxer. Doxing involves compiling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about a person and disclosing that information publicly. Even though there are no specific federal or state laws that make doxing illegal, doxing can get you arrested for related crimes. Why Do People Engage in Doxing? According to the Department of Homeland Security, the reasons for doxing include: Stalking Harassment Humiliation Identity theft Many cases of doxing involve personal reasons. For instance, a person might release your personal information to get you fired from your job or embarrass you with family and friends. An…

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  • Ohio Law

    Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Ohio?

    One of the most widespread myths about operating a motor vehicle in the country is that it is illegal to drive barefoot. The reality, however, is that driving barefoot is legal in all 50 states. The caveat, however, is that it is strongly recommended by many states, including Ohio, to wear proper footwear when driving a car. And like many things, just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should. While there is little evidence to suggest driving barefoot is more dangerous (or safer) than driving while wearing shoes, if you do get in an accident and don’t have shoes on, you are more likely to cut your feet…

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  • Criminal Defense Topics

    Am I Being Detained? 6 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police

    Interacting with a police officer can be intimidating and frightening. Even though you have done nothing wrong, you need to treat the encounter with a police officer seriously. Your actions and what you say during the encounter can impact what happens next. Here are 6 questions you should ask during interactions with the police, according to our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Koenig & Owen, LLC. What Do I Do if a Police Officer Stops Me? Understanding what to do and what questions to ask if law enforcement officers stop you can help. Try to remain calm. Panicking may make you appear suspicious, and it can prevent you from thinking…

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  • Drug Crimes

    Medical Marijuana May Be Cheaper in Michigan, But It’s a Crime to Bring the Drug Across State Lines

    Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio. However, many medical marijuana patients purchase their medical marijuana from Michigan. Why? According to a news report in The Columbus Dispatch, patients can purchase medical marijuana for less in Michigan. According to one patient, medical marijuana costs twice as much in Ohio as it does in Michigan. Another patient claims that Michigan prices are still cheaper even when the factors in the travel costs. The cost of medical marijuana in Ohio should decrease once the industry has a chance to catch up with other states, according to officials. However, Michigan has a substantial head start compared to Ohio. Medical marijuana has been legal in…

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  • News

    Arrests Made After Officer Fatally Wounded in Cleveland

    There are updates about a Cleveland police officer shot and killed in the line of duty on September 3, 2020. The officer killed was Det. James Skernivitz. He was 53 years old and a 25 year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office stated that the cause of death was a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead around 10:30 that Thursday night. According to information from the police department, the shooting occurred around 10:00 p.m. near Storer Avenue and West 65th Street. Another man was shot and killed at the same time. He has been identified as 50-year-old Scott Dingess. Three Individuals Arrested and Charged…

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  • Criminal Defense Topics

    5 Things to Remember If You’re up Against False Accusations in Court

    Unfortunately, false allegations are more common than people realize. People falsely accuse people of crimes for a variety of reasons. A partner may use false allegations of domestic violence to gain the upper hand in a custody or divorce case. The partner may want to obtain a restraining order, which can hurt the other person’s career and social life. False allegations may also be used in the workplace to hurt someone’s career. Revenge may be enough for someone to file false allegations. Sadly, accusing someone of a crime that they did not commit has criminal, civil, and social implications. Fighting Back Against False Allegations If someone accuses you of a…

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