Category Archives: Ohio Criminal Law

Articles on criminal law in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.

How The Constitution Died In America

This article is about the Constitution.  It is a departure from my norm (a rant really!). "The ability to learn from others is central to the evolution and persistence of culture, and it is viewed as part of the reason humans have come to dominate the planet.  Sometimes individuals copy the behaviors of others seemingly…
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“All I Do Is DUI Defense” And That Inspires Some Reaction

"All I do is DUI defense." There is always that time at a party when someone will ask me what I do for a living. I proudly respond, "All I do is DUI defense." When I tell people what I do, it inspires some mixed responses. Some folks are perplexed that anyone would provide a…
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What If The Prosecutor Won’t File Charges? O.R.C. 2935.09

In a story that is breaking today, family members of Tamir Rice are seeking to skirt local prosecutors and ask a judge to issue warrants for murder against the police officers involved in the case.  The lawyers, tired of waiting for prosecutors to take action, are relying on a rarely used Ohio law to expedite…
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A Small Way To Curtail Policing For Profit

Policing for profit is the practice of using the tools of the judiciary (police, municipal courts, probation) to generate revenue for the municipality.  It comes in the form of red-light cameras, speed cameras, license plate readers, speed traps, heavy police traffic enforcement, civil asset forfeitures, high fines and other revenue generating practices. The price of…
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