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  • Increased Enforcement on the Ohio Turnpike

    Those of us who regularly travel the Ohio Turnpike have noticed increased enforcement along I-80 in Summit County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has been increasing traffic enforcement along Interstate 80 in Summit County. This has included increased patrols and assistance from airplanes in apprehending speeders and reckless drivers. However, as recent busts by the Patrol have shown , Troopers are ...
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  • We've Grown and Moved (Again) ... about 50 feet.

    For those of you who remember, we had to move in December when a fire chased us out of our office in downtown Akron. As a result, we moved to historic downtown Hudson . Why Hudson? It was convenient to both our clients in Cleveland ( Cuyahoga ) and Akron ( Summit ) counties. Hudson also is linked to several freeways which make it able for us to easily serve clients in other counties in northeast ...
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  • Law Changes Regarding Judicial Release in Ohio

    Recent changes to Ohio's judicial release statutes may make it possible for incarcerated individuals to be released sooner than before. Under changes to the law, which can be found here , individuals applying for judicial release who were sentenced to prison terms of five or more years can now apply for judicial release after they have completed a certain amount of their prison sentence. This will ...
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  • Attorney Adam VanHo on WFMJ (NBC-21) Discussing the Use of Technology in the Courtroom

    Attorney Adam VanHo was recently on the WFMJ (NBC) Midday News discussing the use of technology in courtrooms. His discussion focused around the "Amazon Echo Murder" case, where prosecutors and police are attempting to secure recordings from a household device that may have recorded a homicide. To see the interview, you can click here: http://www.wfmj.com/category/179433/video-landing-page?autoSta ...
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  • BIG Changes Coming Soon!

    As you will notice in the upcoming weeks, Attorney Adam VanHo has formed his own law office. In the upcoming weeks, this website will be transformed (by our wonderful friends at Scorpion ) to VanHoLaw.com. We will continue to offer insight and analysis into the law, as well as provide you with information about the new VanHo Law! If you're looking for Attorney VanHo, his new office is in historic ...
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  • Goddard's Law Goes Into Effect Today; Aimed To Reduce Violence Against Animals

    A law named after famed Cleveland weatherman Dick Goddard has gone into effect today. "Goddard's Law," named after Cleveland weatherman Dick Goddard, has gone into effect on September 13, 2016. The law increases the nature of the charge of animal abuse where serious physical harm is inflicted to a companion animal. The law is also known as House Bill 274. The law also increases the felony level ...
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  • Judge & VanHo Lawyers In The News For Not Guilty Verdict

    Congratulations to Attorney Adam VanHo on his not guilty verdicts in the case of State of Ohio vs. Marcus Price . Price had been accused of Aggravated Murder, Murder and Tampering with Evidence in connection with the death of Ahmed Crim-Hill, a young Akron man whose life was cut short on February 15, 2015. Following a week long trial, it took the jury less than three hours to return not guilty ...
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  • Attorney Adam VanHo on WFMJ Channel 21 (Youngstown)

    Attorney Adam VanHo recently appeared on WFMJ-21 (NBC Youngstown) to discuss recent legal issues in the news. Check out the piece here .
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  • Assault in Ohio

    I often have people ask me 'what is an assault?' There are a lot of misconceptions about what constitutes an assault. Assault is defined in Ohio as the following: 2903.13 Assault (A) No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical hard to another or another's unborn. (B) No person shall recklessly cause serious physical harm to another or to another's unborn. The basic example of an ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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