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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • Bullies in the Courtroom. Not welcome and not effective.

    While in court the other day, I heard an attorney (who shall remain nameless) start arguing with just about everybody in the room. He argued with the prosecutor. He argued with the bailiff. He argued with the judge. He probably then went off and argued with his client. This attorney also has a reputation in the legal community for being very difficult to deal with, and even the mention of his name ...
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  • Victim Of Crime? You Have Rights Outside Of The Criminal Courtroom.

    Many victims of crime believe that their only way to obtain justice for a wrong done against them is through the criminal justice process. They often believe that once a person is placed on probation or sentenced to prison, they have no other avenues for which to seek justice. This is not necessarily true. Under Ohio and federal law, victims of crime can file a civil suit against the person who ...
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  • The Side Effects Of A Felony And How To Potentially Avoid A Felony Conviction

    I often have people come to me after their first arrest and ask "how can I keep this felony off my record?" In addition to potential prison sentences, probation, court costs and fees, a conviction for a felony can also have other consequences on your life: A felony conviction can cost you your current job, or prevent you from gaining employment in future in certain fields. Additionally, even if ...
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  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today is St. Patrick's Day -- the day in which many Americans of Irish-American heritage celebrate their Irishness (and the day many non-Irish-Americans celebrate pretending to be Irish). For many native Clevelanders, today will involve a trip to Slyman's for corned beaf, attending Cleveland's world famous St. Patrick's Day Parade , a pint (or three) of Guinness , dressing ...
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  • The True Advantages Of Having A Former Prosecutor On Your Side

    When meeting with prospective clients, I always get asked about my background -- even by the clients who have already researched me online. I usually walk them through my years at the prosecutors' offices in Summit and Montgomery counties, as well as my service under three Ohio Attorney Generals . I will then discuss my experience as an attorney in private practice. Some prospective clients will ...
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  • What You Need To Know About The Wayne County Court Of Common Pleas

    The Wayne County Court of Common Pleas is the court with general jurisdiction over matters that occur in Wayne County, Ohio. The Common Pleas Court is located at 107 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. For directions to the Court, please click here . The Wayne County Common Pleas Court is staffed by two judges, Judge Mark Wiest and Judge Corey Spitler , who are elected to six year terms. ...
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  • My Take: The Joys Of Traveling Ohio As An Attorney

    When out in public, I often get asked a variety of questions about my job. These questions range from questions about specific cases to questions about the law. This week I got asked a familiar: what are the best parts of your job? People are often amazed when I tell them that one of the best parts of my job is getting to travel to counties all around Ohio. As a private practice attorney, I often ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Summit County Court of Common Pleas

    The Summit County Court of Common Pleas is the court with general jurisdiction over matters that occur in Summit County, Ohio. The Common Pleas Court is located at 209 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. For directions to the Court, please click here . The Summit County Common Pleas Court is staffed by ten judges, who are elected to six year terms. Judicial elections for Common Pleas judges ...
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  • Summer is approaching. What you need to know about judicial release in Ohio.

    With the summer quickly approaching, I have received a lot of phone calls asking about how to apply for judicial release. As I often tell people, judicial release is a complicated process, and can often take at least two months to complete -- so the earlier the process begins, the sooner the potential release from prison. Judicial release, or early release, is the process by which convicted felons ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Barberton Municipal Court

    The Barberton Municipal Court is located at 576 West Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203. For directions to the Court, please click here . The Court is served by two judges, Judge David Fish and Judge Jill Lanzinger, who are elected to six-year terms on odd-numbered years. The Court is also staffed by a number of magistrates and an elected Clerk of Courts. The Barberton Municipal Court covers six ...
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  • What You Need To Know About The Wayne County Municipal Court

    The Wayne County Municipal Court covers all of Wayne County, Ohio. It has two locations: the main courthouse in Wooster and Orville. For directions to the Wooster courthouse, click here . For directions to the Orville courthouse, which is located inside Orville City Hall, click here . The Court is served by two judges, Judge Carol White Millhoan and Judge Timothy VanSickle , who are elected to ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Stow Municipal Court

    The Stow Municipal Court is located at 4400 Courthouse Drive, Stow, Ohio. For directions to the Court, please click here . The Court is served by two judges, Judge Kim Hoover and Judge Lisa Coates , who are elected to six-year terms on odd-numbered years. The Court is also staffed by a number of magistrates and an elected Clerk of Courts. The Stow Municipal Court covers sixteen jurisdictions in ...
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  • Ohio Felony Penalties

    One of the first things people ask when they have been arrested for a felony is "what am I facing?" Usually, the answer is more complicated than just saying "X years." The actual sentence that a person faces depends on a number of factors, including the offense the individual is charged with; the nature of the offense; if a firearm was involved; if the offense carries mandatory or discretionary ...
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  • America's Herion Epidemic; What To Do If Your Child Is Arrested

    Yet another report has come out which demonstrates America's heroin epidemic is contining to spiral out of control. As reported in Time Magazine , heroin-related deaths have quadrupled in the past three years. Per the article, deaths related to heroin now account for 2.7 deaths per every 100,000 people. The report also indicates that men are dying at a far greater rate than women. I often have ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Akron Municipal Court

    The Akron Municipal Court is located at 217 South High Street in downtown Akron. For directions to the Court, please click here . The Court is served by six judges , who are elected to six-year terms on odd-numbered years. Currently, there are five judges serving on the court, with one judgeship currently being vacant. Governor Kasich will be appointing a replacement for the open seat within the ...
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