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  • America's Best Sandwich Shops (Including Cleveland's Own Slyman's!).

    Recently, Thrillist.com listed the Top 33 Sandwich Shops in America. Not surprisingly, Cleveland's favorite sandwich shop, Slyman's , made the list. Congrats to Slyman's ! If you'd like to check out the complete list, or if you're planning an out-of-town trip and are looking for good food, you can click here to see the complete list.
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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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  • 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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  • Attorney Adam VanHo on WFMJ (NBC-21) Discussing Medical Marijuana in Ohio

    Attorney Adam VanHo was recently on WFMJ (NBC-Youngstown) to discuss the implementation of Ohio's medical marijuana laws in Ohio. He discussed the steps that are being taken in Ohio to bring medical marijuana to patients throughout Ohio. His interview can be found here: http://www.wfmj.com/category/179433/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=12998376
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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 WKYC-3 (NBC / Cleveland)

    Attorney Adam VanHo appeared on WKYC (NBC-Cleveland) to discuss the spending of public funds on questionable purchases by local police and prosecutors. You can check out the article here on Channel 3's website .
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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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  • Did You Know You Can Follow Attorney Adam VanHo On Facebook?

    Did you know you can follow Attorney Adam VanHo on Facebook? Check him out on Facebook by clicking on this link ! You can also find Attorney Adam VanHo trending on Facebook and Twitter by following the hashtag #VanHoLaw.
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  • Follow Attorney Adam VanHo On Twitter!

    Did you know you can follow Attorney Adam VanHo on Twitter? Follow him at @VanHoLaw ! You can also follow VanHoLaw as it trends on Twitter by following the hashtag #VanHoLaw.
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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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  • Exciting News Coming Soon

    EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON! Exciting news will be coming soon from Attorney Adam VanHo! Stay tuned to VanHoLaw.com for more information -- or follow Attorney Adam VanHo on Twitter at @VanHoLaw .
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  • Two Weeks: Two Big Cases In The Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court has been in the news this week for one decision and will be in the news next week for a case that could have huge consequences on American society and our legal system. First, in Rodriguez v. United States , the Supreme Court limited the ability of police officers to detain automobiles for the purposes of conducting searches with drug dogs. In a 6-3 decision ...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Remember to Vote Today!

    Remember: Today is Election Day! In order for democracy to work, we must participate and vote in our elections. Below are some links to help you decide who you should be casting your ballot for on this Election Day. Remember that polls in Ohio will be open from 6:30AM until 7:30PM. Akron Area League of Women Voters 2014 Voter's Guide Akron Bar Association Judicial Candidate Reviews Akron Beacon ...
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  • Why Judges Matter and Why You Need to Vote

    I often have people tell me how they don't vote for judges -- or that they play the name game, voting for whichever "Mc" or "O'" appears on the ballot. When I ask them why they don't research who they are voting for, the most common answer I hear is 'I'm not a lawyer, so why do I care?' This is absolutely the wrong attitude to take. Often times, judges impact our lives in ways that we never ...
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