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Ten Ways the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Date: October 8, 2020

The criminal law is complicated - If you’ve been charged with a crime in Ohio, you want an experienced and well-connected criminal defense lawyer. Many are slow to hire a lawyer for a criminal case for a variety of reasons, whether fear of the cost or because they believe that they can handle the situation on their own. Don’t try to navigate ...Read More

They Didn’t Read Me My Miranda Rights. Is My Case Dismissed? Date: January 6, 2020

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”           ...Read More

What is a “Terry” Stop? Date: January 6, 2020

Bob had just come home from college to his hometown in Willoughby, Ohio and was enjoying a night out on the town in the newly revamped “flats” in Cleveland, Ohio with his old high school friends.  Unfortunately, the night out turned a little rambunctious while walking between bars when one of Bob’s old friends decided to throw a beer bo...Read More

Gun Rights in Cleveland Ohio Date: January 6, 2020

Cleveland, Ohio is a good example of the dueling battle between local control and state control over gun laws.  House Bill 347, passed in 2006 after overriding the governor’s veto, required all gun laws in Ohio be uniform across the state.  This meant that any ordinance passed by local cities or townships would be invalid.  &n...Read More

CDLs and OVIs/DUIs in Ohio Date: January 6, 2020

I received an OVI charge over the weekend, but my job is driving a commercial vehicle.  How long before I can go back to work?             That depends.  First, were you driving the commercial vehicle or a non-commercial vehicle?  If it was a non-commercial vehicle and you su...Read More

CCW Laws in Ohio Date: January 6, 2020

Previous articles on this site have discussed how to obtain a CCW and applicable gun rights in Cleveland, Ohio.  What about the rest of Ohio?              Open carry is legal in Ohio without a permit, except in vehicles, on the premises of businesses that sell alcohol, school saf...Read More

About the Willoughby Municipal Court Date: January 6, 2020

            At the end of the strip in downtown Willoughby sits a majestic and relatively new building.  Inside the building you will find all the hustle and bustle of a very busy municipal court, presided over by Judge Marisa L. Cornachio.  Judge Cornachio was elected in 2018 and he...Read More

About the Painesville Municipal Court Date: January 6, 2020

Creative sentencing.  That is the most common phrase associated with the retired Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti.  Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Cicconetti sentenced many defendants to unique sentences.  For example, one woman charged with assault for spraying someone with pepper spray was given the op...Read More

About the Mentor Municipal Court Date: January 6, 2020

Mentor, Ohio.  Home to the fighting cardinals, the Great Lakes Mall, and even a professional hockey team, the IceBreakers.  In the heart of this suburban town just east of Cleveland, Ohio is the Mentor Municipal Court.              The Court is presided over by Judge John Tr...Read More

About the Lake County Court of Common Pleas Date: January 6, 2020

Sitting in the heart of Lake County Ohio, majestically overlooking the charming square in Painesville, Ohio, is the Lake County Court of Common Pleas.  The distinguished building with the eagle sitting atop the dome houses the General Division of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas.          ...Read More

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