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Searches on School Property in Ohio: Lockers, Cars, and Backpacks

Students and their property can typically be searched with less justification on school grounds than in the street or in their homes. Generally, a school administrator needs consent, but a reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing is usually enough to search a student, their backpack, or their…

November 11, 2019 Read More

Is Shoddy Bookkeeping Embezzlement?

Inaccurate financial reporting is a huge problem for businesses. But sometimes, shoddy accounting can appear criminal. This can lead to bookkeepers, accountants, and other professionals being charged with embezzlement, or other similar crimes even if it is the result of inexperience or lack of diligence….

November 4, 2019 Read More

Swatting & When Pranks Become Criminal

When a prank goes too far, there’s a real possibility of facing criminal charges as a juvenile or adult. This is especially true when a prank interferes with emergency responders’ activities and puts others’ safety at risk. Swatting is a dangerous practice that checks both…

October 28, 2019 Read More

What Is Credit Card Fraud?

Credit card fraud is a serious crime in Ohio. A person commits this offense when they use a credit card that does not belong to them to acquire cash or pay for goods or services without the permission of the cardholder. Credit card fraud could…

August 14, 2019 Read More

What To Do If the Police Want to Question Your Child

If the police want to question your child, it might seem like a good idea to let them, particularly if they say cooperating could help your son or daughter. The truth is allowing the police to talk with your child could have serious, drastic consequences….

July 17, 2019 Read More

Rehab Programs for Drug Charges in Cleveland

Drug addiction in and around Cleveland is a serious health concern. More and more families are dealing with the fallout, and all too often, those struggling with dependency get caught up in the criminal system, whether for drug possession or selling to support their habit….

June 10, 2019 Read More

Juvenile Threats on Social Media – When It’s Criminal

Many parents are rightfully concerned about what their children do on the internet. On social media platforms like Facebook and Reddit or in video games like Fortnite, people trade insults regularly. But sometimes, what’s said crosses the line. For example, making threats on social media…

May 31, 2019 Read More

Clearing Old Warrants in Ohio

There could be various reasons why you might have a warrant out for your arrest. Sometimes, you may not even know one was issued until you are in custody. It could be as serious as a felony charge, or as minor as unpaid traffic tickets….

April 19, 2019 Read More

What Are the Penalties for Fentanyl Possession in Ohio?

Fentanyl is public enemy number one in Ohio. The opioid epidemic is hitting the state hard, and fentanyl is being widely used despite being vastly stronger than typical heroin. Owing to the dangers of fentanyl, Ohio has very harsh penalties for simple possession charges. At…

April 5, 2019 Read More
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