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Ohio criminal law: Is taking a breath test optional?

When police officers in Ohio suspect a driver of operating his or her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, they will ask that individual to give a breath sample. This is standard procedure. Does one have to submit to such a request? Yes and no. In either case, a criminal law attorney may be able to help deal with the consequences of either decision.

Ohio criminal law: Wondering if drug court is an option for you?

Being charged with a drug offense is not an easy thing with which to deal. Prosecuting attorneys in the state of Ohio are not going to treat it lightly, and unless you know how to navigate the court system, you could end up receiving the maximum punishment allowed under the law. A criminal law attorney may be able to help you in either seeking a case dismissal or pursing alternative sentencing options -- such as drug court.

Ohio criminal law: Charged with theft -- now what?

Theft is typically defined as taking another person's property without consent with the intent of depriving that person of it permanently. As far as Ohio criminal law is concerned, the alleged details of one's case will be used to determine the category and degree of theft charges that are ultimately filed. This, of course, will impact the severity of the potential consequences tied to a conviction.

Ohio Criminal law: Handling of possession charges

The consequences associated with drug-related crimes can do a real number on one's personal and professional life if convicted. In Ohio and elsewhere, the drug crime most commonly seen is possession. Depending on the facts of one's case, this may be handled at either the state or federal level. Regardless, a criminal law attorney will be able to assist those facing drug crime accusations in fighting for the best outcomes possible.

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