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  • Attorney Adam VanHo on WKYC Discussing Speed Cameras

    Attorney Adam VanHo was on Channel 3 (WKYC NBC-Cleveland) last night discussing the use of speed/traffic enforcement cameras in East Cleveland. As discusses in the article, under the current Ohio law, speed and traffic cameras are required to be manned by police officers; however, East Cleveland officials, who filed a brief with the Ohio Supreme Court stating their city's dependence on traffic ...
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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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  • 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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  • Attorney Adam VanHo on WFMJ (NBC-21) Discussing Bradgelina and Change of Venue

    Attorney Adam VanHo appeared on Channel 21 (NBC-Youngstown) this week to discuss the Bradgelina split and the potential custody and family law issues surrounding the split. He also discussed the issue of a change of venue in the Robert Seman trial. The Seman trial is a high-profile capital murder case in Mahoning County in which a mistrial was just declared. To watch the full interview, please ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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