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How the Miranda Warning Protects Our Rights

Anyone who has ever watched an American crime movie or television show has heard it: “You have the right to remain silent…” Perhaps no Supreme Court decision has had as much impact on popular culture as Miranda v. Arizona, which the Court issued in 1966….

September 10, 2015 Read More

Defending Against Internet Sex Crime Charges

Though everyone suspected of a crime in the U.S. is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in court, outside of the courthouse things can be quite different. When a person is arrested on serious charges, they can expect their public reputation to be affected….

September 3, 2015 Read More

Your Constitutional Rights in Criminal Law

We frequently use this blog to discuss the Bill of Right and how it established certain rights that we all enjoy when we are arrested or charged with a crime. In the past, we have give brief overviews of the Sixth Amendment’s right to an…

August 25, 2015 Read More

Man Who Can’t Use Arms Gets Gun Charge Dropped, 1 Year Later

When police and investigators do not pay sufficient attention to context and a suspect’s individual circumstances, unjust and even bizarre criminal charges can result. Though the charges may later be dropped, the suspect may still experience great expense and inconvenience trying to clear his or…

August 20, 2015 Read More

What Is Embezzlement?

Many jobs involve the responsibility of controlling and keeping track of the employer’s money. Obviously, the business must put a great deal of trust in the employee in charge of the checkbook. When someone breaks that trust, the law calls it embezzlement. Though criminal laws…

August 11, 2015 Read More

Confusion Over Medical Marijuana Laws Often Leads to Charges

Ohio has not legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, but a growing number of states have done one or the other. Michigan is among the states that have statutes allowing medical cannabis for at least some illnesses, but confusion about the 2008 law has…

August 6, 2015 Read More

The Right to a Criminal Defense Attorney, Explained

The main body of the U.S. Constitution sets up the three branches of the federal government, but has relatively little to say about the rights of citizens. That is what makes the Bill of Rights so important. Today, we will discuss the Sixth Amendment, which…

July 29, 2015 Read More

How Criminal Courts Regard Mental Illness

The Ohio criminal justice system recognizes that mental illness can make people commit crimes without realizing what they are doing. Thus, criminal defendants have the option of pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Though we are only now beginning to understand mental illness, this…

July 22, 2015 Read More

The Downward Spiral That Comes With the Bail System

While the episode of “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver that discussed the bail system is over a month old now, it still carries significant weight. Any cursory search on google about the bail system is likely to bring up Oliver’s extensive (and comedic) look…

July 17, 2015 Read More

Where Does the ‘Miranda Warning’ Come From?

One of the most important decisions ever issued by the U.S. Supreme Court was Miranda v. Arizona, a 1966 case that enshrined a key piece of police procedure into law. We have all watched scenes in movies and TV shows where the police tell a…

July 16, 2015 Read More
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