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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Attorney VanHo Representing Client in Civil Litigation Case

    In an ongoing case, an Ohio woman named Fran M. was heartbroken when she discovered that both her wedding ring and a 25-year anniversary ring had been stolen. Initially, the woman believed the rings had been misplaced and searched everywhere for them. It soon became clear, however, that the rings had been stolen by the maid she had hired. A Question of Liability Fran quickly reported the theft to ...
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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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  • Happy Veteran's Day

    I want to wish all of our veteran's out there -- past and present -- a happy and safe Veteran's Day! On behalf of Americans everywhere, I want to say "thank you" for your service to this great country.
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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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  • 3 Reasons a Breathalyzer Test Could Be Wrong

    If you’re facing OVI charges, the most powerful piece of evidence against you is usually the results of a blood alcohol content test. While these tests are regarded as fairly accurate, there are many reasons why they may produce inaccurate or unreliable results. Breathalyzer tests, in particular, can be influenced by a variety of outside factors including health conditions, and the way the test ...
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  • Charges Dropped Against Akron Man

    An Ohio man who was accused of throwing his girlfriend out a moving car, has had his charges completely dropped. Donte P. was scheduled to attend a court hearing for accusations of felonious assault, disrupting public service, and menacing. However suspicions arose, in the weeks leading up to the hearing when Donte’s girlfriend, Lynette L. from Cleveland, changed her story numerous times. Donte’s ...
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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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  • Attorney Adam VanHo Will Be Heard During Today's Cavs-Celtics Game

    You can hear Attorney Adam VanHo tonight on WONE/WAKR during the Cavs-Celtics game. Tune in and listen! Click here to listen now.
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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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  • 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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