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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Home for the Holidays? The Basics on Judicial Release.

    With the holidays quickly approaching, I have started to receive a lot of phone calls asking about how to apply for judicial release. Judicial release, or early release, is the process by which convicted felons can be released from prison before serving their entire sentence. Usually, the person is placed on some form of probation or other monitoring under the supervision of the court that sent ...
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  • Listen to Attorney Adam VanHo on WAKR Tonight During the Cavs Game!

    You can hear Attorney Adam VanHo during the commercial breaks on WAKR 1590-AM. Please remember that if you are out celebrating what will be an awesome season for the Cavs, find a designated driver or call a cab. Police will be out in full force tonight and will be looking for drunk drivers.
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  • Early Voting Is In Full Swing! Learn About The Issues And Candidates!

    EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN! 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 Election Day. Remember that polls in Ohio will be open from 6:30AM until 7:30PM on Election Day, but that you can already vote through early voting. Akron Area League of Women Voters 2014 Voter's Guide Akron Bar ...
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