Many people who have previous criminal convictions just want to move on with their lives. They believe that a person should not have to keep suffering the consequences of a mistake long after they complete court-ordered penalties.
In all but two states across America, domestic violence includes abuse between people who are dating. Georgia is one of those two states – Ohio is the other.
In the wake of the recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, the nation has debated gun control laws. While some Ohio residents are concerned about the public’s safety, others are concerned about constitutional rights.
Hate crimes are a unique category of criminal law. It’s often hard to draw the line between hate crime, hate speech, free expression and other types of crime. Knowing the difference can help Ohio residents understand their rights and how to use them.
In some criminal cases, the defendant has an underlying mental issue that affects their ability to navigate a complex legal process. These problems may range from dementia or amnesia to dissociative identity disorder. Even without a diagnosis, a court may call into question a person’s competency to stand trial.
There are some streets Ohio residents don’t walk down if they can help it. There are some neighborhoods they avoid driving through. However, if you reside in one of these areas, you might have a greater risk of both committing and becoming a victim of crime simply because you live there.
Gun violence is a problem for Ohio, particularly in our larger cities. However, Ohio still allows residents to carry firearms because they can be a tool of protection from crime. Guns have both good and bad outcomes, but sometimes the person who pulls the trigger in self-defense faces criminal charges or a wrongful death lawsuit.
When investigators charge someone with a crime, they are likely to interrogate the suspect. However, where does a tough interrogation cross the line into bullying to get the answer they want to hear?
It is extraordinary for bond to be set at $1 million in a case revolving around vandalism. But there is nothing ordinary about the criminal charges an Ohio man faces about four hours northeast of Cincinnati.
Alex Thomas is a junior cornerback for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. Last season, the 20-year-old picked off four passes. He was recently accused of much more than intercepting passes, however: along with another man, he is accused of armed robbery.