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  • Ohio Carrying a Deadly Weapon Charge Lawyer

    Possessing and Carrying “Deadly Weapons” in Ohio

    Allegations that a person has committed certain crimes with a “deadly weapon” are serious legal matters. Even carrying a “deadly…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Drivers’ License Suspensions in the State of Ohio

    Getting a ticket for speeding or not coming to a full stop at a stop sign may seem like more…

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    Rights of Passengers During Traffic Stops in Ohio

    Many Ohio drivers have experienced being pulled over by a law enforcement officer. While any driver can be stopped if…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Can I Be Charged with OVI if I Have a Prescription?

    Law enforcement officers do not need to know a person has consumed alcohol before stopping that person’s vehicle and commencing…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    What Can I Expect from My Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    Like any other relationship, the professional relationship between a lawyer and their client can turn south and deteriorate if the…

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  • The Entrapment Defense in Ohio Criminal Defense Cases

    Law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio as well as the rest of the nation often depend on undercover officers and informants…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Constructive Possession in Drug Charges in Ohio

    Most would not be surprised to learn that a person who is stopped by law enforcement and found with a…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Consent in Ohio Sexual Criminal Defense Cases

    Consent may be a valid defense to charges of rape or other sexual crimes, but establishing that an alleged victim…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Ethical Rules Prohibit Judges from Talking to One Party About a Case

    Even in a city the size of Columbus, it is not uncommon to run into people you know in and…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Can I Withdraw My Plea in My Ohio Criminal Case?

    Nearly everyone has had an experience of “buyer’s remorse” – believing that something was such a great deal only to…

    by Shannon Dawes