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  • Reminder: On President's Day, Courts, Governmental Agencies and Some Businesses Closed

    A friendly reminder that courts, government agencies and some businesses are closed today for the President's Day holiday! If you're looking for some fun Presidential trivia, click here , here or here .
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  • Why You Need To Have The Right Attorney Right Away

    I can't count the number of cases where I get calls from parents/spouses/significant-others who ask me to take on a case later into the game -- some as soon as a few days before a trial. In some of these cases, I can help. I have had a lot of success defending people Other times, I simply can not help the person. This can be for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from scheduling to not having ...
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  • Judicial Release and Tax Refund Season

    I have had a lot of people calling to ask me about Judicial Release in the past few weeks. After discussing the initial facts of the case, including if their loved one is eligible to file for judicial release , we usually discuss finances. I have had a lot of people ask if they can use their tax refunds to pay for the judicial release. The answer is yes. As I tell people, the process of filing for ...
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  • Have You Ever Wondered About Proposed Laws?

    Have you ever read about proposed laws and later wondered "I wonder what happened to the bill about XXXXX?" The Ohio General Assembly has a website that allows you to search for pending and approved legislation -- from bills that have been introduced to bills that have been signed into law. The website can be found here . So if you're wondering "what ever happened to that gun/nursing/criminal bill ...
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  • Searching for an Inmate in Ohio? Searching for an Inmate in the Federal System?

    I often have people ask "can you tell me if XXX is in prison?" It may sound like a simple question, but many people do not know how to find out if their loved one is in prison or jail. I also often get calls from victims of crime wanting to know if the person who attacked/victimized them is still in prison. While each jail is different, and only a few local jails have online inmate registries, we ...
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  • Sealing and Expungement in Ohio and How Even Dismissed Charges Can Haunt You

    Did you know that Ohio law allows people convicted of certain offenses to be expunged or sealed? Unlike some other states, Ohio allows people convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors to expunge their criminal conviction. The statute is laid out here . The statute also allows people who were charged -- but not convicted -- the ability to seal those arrests and charges. While you may think ...
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  • Friendly Reminder: Law Enforcement Will Be Out In Full Force for the SuperBowl

    A friendly reminder: law enforcement will be out in full force tonight looking for drunk drivers during and after the Super Bowl . As such, before you head out to cheer on the Patriots or Eagles , remember to have a plan of attack for how you will get home. As always, if you or a loved one has an issue tonight, please do not hesitate to contact our firm at 330-653-8511.
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  • Immigration, Credit Cards and Criminal Law

    In a recent case in Medina County , following a long, drawn out battle, VanHo Law was able to obtain the dismissal of a case involving a business dispute that turned into a criminal case. In the case, a small business owner was charged with passing bad checks after a check was dishonored by the bank. The full story included that the services that the check paid for were performed horrifically -- ...
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  • Follow Our New Twitter Profile: @OhioEntrepLaw

    As we previously announced , VanHo Law is planning to expand to include Entrepreneur Law! We're slowly getting the kinks in the new website updated, but we've got Twitter up and running. Please feel free to follow our Twitter account @OhioEntrepLaw . We'll be passing along ideas, inspiration and tips for entrepreneurs. Some of it will be our original works -- some of it will be retweets -- and ...
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  • Changes in Ohio Law Regarding Fantasy Sports Betting

    The Ohio General Assembly has recently made some changes regarding fantasy sports betting. While fantasy sports betting has been around for decades, with advancements in the internet, fantasy sports betting has become a multi-billion dollar industry . House Bill 132 , which will regulate the industry in Ohio, goes into effect on March 23, 2018. The bill will grant the Ohio Casino Control ...
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  • A Few Ideas to Help You In The New Year

    The other day, while discussing various news topics, I had a friend of mine ask me what are the top legal tips for the end of the year. My friend, a reporter at an area television station, was looking for some tips to pass along to her viewers. Even though the new year has started, you can take this time as an opportunity to evaluate where you are and how you want to move forward. So here are a ...
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  • Attorney Adam VanHo to Appear on WFMJ (NBC-Youngstown) at Midday

    Attorney Adam VanHo will be serving as a legal analyst today for WFMJ's Midday newscast . Attorney Adam VanHo has served as a legal commentator for the show previously, as well as served as a legal commentator for a number of other news outlets around northeast Ohio. Today's topic will include Christmas drones and 'to shovel or not shovel?' If you would like to tune in, and you are not in the ...
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  • Judicial Release for the Holidays

    The last couple of days, I have been getting a lot of telephone calls asking about applying for judicial release in time for the holidays. Unfortunately, I have had to tell a lot of people "it's too late for this year -- but we can start working to make sure they're home for the summer" The fact is that it takes several months of preparation to put together a successful judicial release motion. ...
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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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  • Thanksgiving Week Brings Stepped-Up DUI/OVI Enforcement

    THANKSGIVING WEEK IS HERE! Along with all of the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, friends and family, Thanksgiving week brings a lot of alcohol. Wine, beer and various spirits will be consumed this week, with the highest amounts of drinking coming on Thursday -- but also a high level of drinking comes on Wednesday and Friday, when people are out meeting friends and family. If you do drink this week, ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Attorney Adam VanHo 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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