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This is a criminal law blog that publishes articles and stories that we believe readers will find useful. We focus on any and all areas related to the field of criminal law such as DUI / OVI, drug offenses, theft and fraud, robbery and burglary and weapons crimes. Have an idea for an article or something you’d like to know more about? Email us at advice@cincinnaticriminalattorney.com.

Auto Theft Becoming More Common in Cincinnati

Theft is a common crime, especially in a large city like Cincinnati. Recent statistics indicate that auto theft is becoming even more of a problem in many areas of the city. If you have been charged with auto theft, you need an experienced Cincinnati theft lawyer on your side. We will listen to your side of the story and help you develop the best defense possible. Call our skilled legal Read More

Ohio Standards for Police Use of Deadly Force

The United States has a long and tragic history of police brutality. Ohio is no exception. The government agencies that we rely on to protect our lives and property often end up perpetrating appalling acts of aggression against well-meaning citizens. Fortunately, the prevalence of smartphones and social media platforms has enabled citizen journalists to document these aggressions and hold the authorities responsible for their abuses. Facing pressure, the Ohio Community Read More

Ohio Police Use Body Cameras

Police departments across the country are adopting the use of body cameras due to recent officer-involved shootings. Civil rights groups clamored for police body cameras as a result of these incidents, but the allowable uses of video gathered from these cameras are still in question. Last August, the first police body cameras were issued to Cincinnati police officers, and the police department planned to issue 700 before the end of Read More

Violent Crimes Decreased Significantly in Ohio During First Half of 2016

Violent crime in Ohio is a significant concern for the state’s citizens. By watching the news, it is easy to feel as if crime is increasing across the country and if nothing is being done. However, Ohio’s Office of Criminal Justice Services recently released information regarding violent crime during the first and second quarters of 2016 compared to the same time periods in 2015. Overall, violent crimes decreased during the Read More

Arrest-Related Deaths are a Problem in Ohio

Law enforcement around the country are being put under a microscope as more information comes out about deaths that occur during police interactions and custody. From individuals who are killed while police attempt to make an arrest to those who have been killed while held in jail, the U.S. has witnessed a number of controversial incidents. Ohio is no exception. In 2014, there were 44 confirmed arrest-related deaths (ARD) in Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Making Strangulation a Felony

The clear connection between choking and fatal domestic violence is why Ohio lawmakers are attempting to make non-lethal strangulation a felony. House Bill 362 would make strangulation a domestic violence offense automatically charged as a third-degree felony. If abusers can be charged and punished with years in prison, the victims of their crimes have a chance to receive help and move on to safer and healthier situations. Right now, non-lethal Read More

How Traffic Tickets Affect Teen Drivers

Most drivers have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a traffic ticket and know that the unfortunate consequences can include heavy fines, points on your license and a possible increase in your insurance rates. Teen drivers face the same consequences, but for them, a traffic ticket can also mean a significant loss of their independence. In addition, teen drivers have to face an Ohio texting and driving law that is Read More

Is it Worth Going to Trial for a DUI?

If you’re charged with drunk driving in Ohio, you’ll have to make a number of decisions that will have a serious impact on your future. One of the most important will be whether going to trial to fight the DUI charge is the best option. There are costs and benefits regardless of if you choose to go to trial or seek a plea agreement, and the best decision will depend Read More

Possession of a Weapon after Felony Conviction

Under Ohio law, there are a number of instances when you are not allowed to own a weapon like a firearm. Briefly known as “weapon under disability,” this law includes a provision that takes away your right to own a gun following a felony conviction for certain violent and drug crimes. For hunters, skeet shooters, precision and accuracy shooters, and hobbyists, losing your right to own firearms can be incredibly Read More

Spike In Hate Crimes Since Trump Election

The November 8th election of Donald Trump as the country’s next president brought an end to a long and very contentious election cycle. Unfortunately, the election results seemed to only heighten emotions and lead to some people acting out in extremely negative and intolerable ways. A newly released report by the Southern Poverty Law Center stated that the organization has collected reports on 1,094 incidents of bias-related harassment and intimidation Read More