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Kristin Brown is an associate attorney at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines & Lynch Co., L.P.A.. Kristin assists clients in solving their problems in family law, criminal law, and juvenile law matters from the firm’s Mansfield, OH office.Kristin Brown's Google+ Profile

A Call for Additional DUI Penalties

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A Man Reaching For a Cup of WhiskeyDriving under the influence happens everywhere: people get behind the wheel after a few drinks thinking they will make it home safely, without injuring themselves or others. The unfortunate reality is that this often isn’t the case. Even if a drunk driver doesn’t injure anyone, it is always possible they will be pulled over and charged with a DUI.

The penalties for a DUI are already tough, but even harsher punishments may be in the works.  Repeat offenders of drunk driving will especially feel the heat: there is a call for workable laws that will keep them off the road for a very long time. [Read more…]

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Preventing DUIs with Smartphone Apps

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A Woman Driving Someone in the United States dies in a car accident that involved a drunk driver every day.  Even more people in the U.S. are charged with driving under the influence every day.

As DUI/OVI defense attorneys in Ohio, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects a DUI can have on a person’s life.  The best way to avoid DUI charges and the injuries that a drunk driving accident can cause is to never get behind the wheel of a car if you have been drinking.

But, we all know that no one is perfect and that there will never be enough designated drivers to go around.  Or maybe there are?  Some smartphone apps offer the ability to find a designated driver in your area. [Read more…]

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Proposal for Stricter Punishment for Ohio DUI Convictions

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Ohio DUI Strict Punishment-Ohio Local Lawyers-Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressFirst-time DUI offenders in Ohio could face much harsher punishment, if a bill recently introduced to Ohio state legislature gains enough support.

According to a news article, advocates want Breathalyzer-type vehicle locks for all convicted first time DUI offenders. House Bill 469 received substantial support on the local level before the introduction of this proposal.

The bill, also known as Annie’s Bill, is in honor of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver in Chillicothe, Ohio.

If the bill passes, people convicted of drunk driving would have a device to test blood alcohol concentration placed in their car.  The car won’t start until the driver blows into the device – if no alcohol is detected, the person may drive but if alcohol is detected the car is on lockdown. [Read more…]

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Avoiding 5 Common Debt Traps

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Consumer Debt Traps | Sandusky,OH | Calhoun, Kademnos, & ChildressFinancial circumstances can easily grow out of control, especially in this tough economy. This can lead to unmanageable debt and the need to claim bankruptcy.

According to an article from Fox Business, Americans have heightened the amount of outstanding consumer debt to more than $3 trillion.

This is a scary number, and as Ohio bankruptcy attorneys we think it is important to know that there are ways to sidestep this alarming debt trend.  Here are five of the top debt traps American face, and how you can protect yourself from them: [Read more…]

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Sandusky Shares Books

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Little Free Library | Sandusky, OHSandusky will soon have more free books to choose from when you are looking for something to read:  the Sandusky library, in collaboration with a local law firm, will introduce small collections of used books available to anyone.

These Little Free Libraries will be scattered about Sandusky: the first one will be put in Washington Park near the SPARC stop and the Merry-Go-Round Museum. The plan is to see how successful the library is before putting up even more.

Essentially, these “libraries” are a box of books. Anyone can help him or herself to a book, or add a book of any kind. Each library is about the size of a doghouse and can hold about 25 books. [Read more…]

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Dissolution and Divorce: The Difference

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Divorce Attorney | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressUnfortunately, not all marriages are meant to last.  If you have come to a dead end in your marriage, there are two ways that the marriage can be legally ended: divorce or dissolution.  But what is the difference? And what does each entail?

The Ohio Bar Association answers several common questions surrounding the divorce and dissolution proceedings.  Both end in a termination of marriage, but how you get there is a little different. [Read more…]

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Divorce Rates Higher in “Red” or “Blue” States?

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Divore Rates In Red and Blue States | Sandusky, OH Family Law Attorney | Calhoun, Kademenos & Childress

Here’s a family law question for you: Do you think divorce rates would be higher in “red” states or “blue” states?

Before you answer, think about the stereotypical cultures of each political side. Typically, red states have a Bible-based culture that discourages divorce.

Yet, even with that culture still intact, a new study shows that religiously conservative red states have higher divorce rates than liberal blue states. [Read more…]

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Cleveland Browns Executive Arrested for DUI

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Jon Sandusky DUI - Sandusky, OH attorney - Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressIn Northern Ohio, the Browns dominate much of the sports news. Unfortunately, it’s not always positive.

A recent report from ESPN highlights yet another misfortune for the Cleveland sports fan. Browns executive Jon Sandusky was cooperative but refused to take a blood test when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in North Dakota on Oct. 9.

Sandusky, aged thirty-six, was pulled over not on suspicion of drunk driving but for making an illegal turn near Fargo, North Dakota at 1:50 a.m. The director of player personnel for the Browns allegedly crossed three lanes of traffic to make the turn.

Fargo police determined that he was driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test. [Read more…]

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Six Unique Sandusky Jack-O-Lantern Ideas

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Ohio attorneyThe time has come—an orange canvas sits in front of you, you have your knife in hand, and a vegetable masterpiece is waiting for the first cut. The only question is what do you carve?

When carving your jack-o-lantern this week, you’re probably trying to think of something unique. As a proud Sandusky law firm, we thought that there would be no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a jack-o-lantern that is uniquely Sandusky.

Here are few Sandusky, Ohio inspired jack-o-lanterns to light up your front porch and make trick-or-treaters smile: [Read more…]

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Delaware Hayes Pacers October Football Preview

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Delaware Ohio attorneyAs a member of the Delaware, Ohio community, we proudly support the Hayes High School Pacers football team!

If you’re an Ohio high school football fan, you’re likely keeping tabs on the Pacers’ season, just as we are. In order to keep Delaware Hayes at the top of everyone’s busy Friday night schedules, we thought we should preview the rest of the Pacer football season.

Here is the Hayes High School football schedule for the remainder of the 2013 season:

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