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April 2017 Archives

Why you really do need an attorney if you’re innocent

There is a misconception out there that if you are innocent, you don’t need a lawyer. And if you do hire an attorney, that means you are probably guilty. These two statements can’t be further from the truth. It’s almost like saying “If you go to a doctor when you are experiencing an ache, you probably have a serious illness.” This statement seems silly, doesn’t it? But if we think about it, it’s very similar to the statement about hiring an attorney. We reach out to a doctor for his or her medical expertise when we feel an ache because we do not want to self-diagnose our condition. In many cases, it turns out to be a non-issue but we often think “better safe than sorry.”

There might be no end to being a fugitive from justice

If you've been accused of a sex crime, it often seems as if the accusation itself can destroy your life. It certainly has a profoundly negative effect on your reputation, which can follow you wherever you go. A conviction is worse, of course. Depending on whether you are charged in state or federal court, a conviction means years behind bars and, in most cases, lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Is Ecstasy a Schedule 1 drug?

Ohio residents who educate themselves on the severity of potential punishments related to various drugs are better equipped to avoid high schedule drugs, and avoid getting into trouble. This article will describe various criminal substances and how they're classified by the federal government under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

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