Ohio Criminal Law Basics

Crimes in Ohio are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes punishable by a maximum sentence of imprisonment for a term of one year or more. In Ohio, felonies are brought before a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Misdemeanors are defined in Ohio as offenses other than felonies that are punishable by imprisonment for … Read More

10 Reasons to Consult a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, there are several common concerns including outstanding medical bills, inability to work, and persistent symptoms.  Often, insurance adjusters will call, seek information about an injured person’s condition, and even offer to send a check in exchange for a signature on a release. Be wary.  It may not … Read More

5 Potential Repercussions of a DUI/OVI Conviction

When you get pulled over for a DUI (now called OVI), you likely realize that you could get arrested – you probably even realize that you could go to jail, if convicted.  But, there are other potential repercussions that may surprise you.  The repercussions of a DUI/OVI conviction can be more far reaching than many people initially realize.  The consequences … Read More

What is the ADAAA and How Can an Employment Law Attorney Help?

If you or a loved one has been discriminated against because of a disability, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to protection under the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”). Fortunately, since 2008, it has become easier to prove you are entitled to protection thanks to the ADAAA. What is the ADAAA? The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act … Read More

On Workers Compensation? You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Although the Workers Compensation system was designed to avoid issues of fault and quickly allow an injured worker to return to her former position of employment, the system may not be the only remedy available in all injury situations. If you’ve suffered a work injury as the result of the negligence of someone other than your employer, or in the … Read More

Why white-collar criminal defense demands more from your attorney

All criminal defendants rely heavily on their attorneys for counsel, court representation, and potential plea-negotiations. Each of these traditional attorney functions present unique challenges. Given that all criminal attorneys perform these basic functions, it might be easy to gloss over the distinction between traditional criminal defense attorneys and white-collar criminal defense attorneys. However, the reality is that most criminal defense … Read More

Unemployment Eligibility

In Ohio, most employers must make contributions for unemployment insurance for its employees. This is called “covered employment.” A worker in Ohio may receive unemployment benefits provided the following qualifying requirements are met: The worker is not employed at the time of filing. The worker had a minimum of 20 weeks of covered employment during the “base period,” or “alternate … Read More

Hiring a Lawyer can Soften the Blow of a DUI/OVI

A driving under the influence charge, also called a DUI or OVI, is a serious criminal offense that is far more than an inconvenience. Even first-time offenders face a mandatory three days in jail or a residential driver’s intervention program. They must content with loss of their driver’s license for a mandatory minimum of six months up to a possible … Read More