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What evidence is needed to convict a sex offender

What Evidence Is Needed to Convict a Sex Offender in Ohio?

One of the most sensitive and challenging areas of criminal law is sex crimes. In Ohio, sex offenses range from sexual battery to rape, carrying significant penalties. Being convicted of a sex crime can have far-reaching consequences, including a lifetime on the sex offender registry, limitations on where you can live, work, or visit, and […]
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August 15, 2023
What felonies cannot be expunged in Ohio

What Offenses and What Felonies Cannot Be Expunged in Ohio?

Living with a criminal record can be like carrying a weight that impacts every aspect of your life. It can affect your job prospects, your ability to rent a house or even your chances of obtaining professional licensing.  While the process of expunging your criminal records – effectively sealing them from public view – can […]
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July 15, 2023
What Are the Penalties for a First OVI Offense in Ohio?

What Are the Penalties for a First OVI Offense in Ohio?

In our last blog, we shared the story of Sandra, who was arrested and later convicted of driving under the influence. When we left Sandra, she decided to fight her conviction and pursue an appeal. This month, we're taking a closer look at the penalties for a first OVI offense in Ohio that Sandra faced […]
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May 15, 2023
How to File an Appeal in Ohio

How to File an Appeal in Ohio

Sandra had been struggling with chronic pain and anxiety, so her doctor prescribed medication to help her manage her symptoms. One day, while driving to pick up her kids from school, Sandra was pulled over for speeding and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Although Sandra was taking her medication as prescribed, she […]
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March 15, 2023

Criminal Defense

What should I do during my arrest? Use your right to remain silent and your right to an Ohio criminal defense attorney judiciously during an arrest. Police making an arrest must read you your Miranda rights, which are your rights as a detainee in an investigation. Named for the 1966 case Miranda v. Arizona, arresting […]
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February 27, 2023
I Sat in On My First Trial Experience, Here Are My Biggest Takeaways

I Sat in On My First Trial Experience, Here Are My Biggest Takeaways

Today’s blog is a guest post from Mia Severino, Fortress Law Group’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Mia shares her thoughts and impressions from her first experience sitting at the trial table throughout an entire jury trial. I Sat in On My First Trial Experience, Here Are My Biggest Takeaways It’s easy to develop a deep […]
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February 16, 2023
Criminal Defense in Ohio: How to Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused

Criminal Defense in Ohio: How to Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused

Imagine being accused and convicted of a crime you didn’t commit—it is a scenario none of us wants to experience in our lifetime. Unfortunately, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, it happens all too often in the United States. In acknowledgment of the problem, the Ohio Supreme Court set up a task force that […]
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January 15, 2023
What Are Some Alternatives to Incarceration in Ohio?

What Are Some Alternatives to Incarceration in Ohio?

If you face criminal charges in Ohio, the prospect of time in jail may seem terrifying. However, you should know that the criminal justice system allows alternatives to incarceration in some criminal cases. Ohio courts may order probation, community service, fines, and other forms of restitution instead of time in prison. Matthew C. Bangerter, criminal […]
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September 15, 2022
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