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Top Defenses to a DUI in Ohio

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Top Defenses to a DUI in Ohio | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressMany people who are charged with a DUI feel as though it is impossible to combat and don’t think that their charges can be reduced, or lifted.  But, this is a misconception: there are several valid defenses to a DUI in Ohio.

Speaking with an experienced DUI attorney about your particular case is the best way to determine a defense that would be helpful to you — but it is also helpful to be aware of some possible DUI defenses ahead of time.  [Read more…]

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Ohio Judge Misuses Standard in DUI Case

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Ohio Judge Misuses Standard in DUI Case | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressLaw enforcement isn’t the only party capable of making a mistake in a DUI charge.

In some instances, the court errs while the defendant makes their case against a DUI charge.

An Elyria Municipal Court Judge was found to have improperly dismissed a woman’s request to argue that field sobriety tests given during her DUI arrest weren’t administered properly.  [Read more…]

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Ohio Student Charged after Firing Shot on Campus

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Student Fires Gun-Ohio Criminal Defense Attorneys-Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressShots fired on a school campus are always a big scare, and usually result in fairly serious consequences for anyone involved.  A recent incident on Ohio’s Kent State University Campus led to a campus lockdown after a student fired a shot.

During an altercation between two women, the male suspect fired one shot.  No one was injured in the shooting except the 24-year-old shooter, who shot himself in the hand when the gun fired. [Read more…]

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Motorists Rights Violated in DUI Arrest

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Officer Violates Rights-Ohio Criminal Defense AttorneysA New Jersey motorist was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a blood alcohol level test, but this citizen’s rights as a disabled person were violated by officers issuing the DUI.

According to a news article, the deaf driver claims her rights as a disabled individual were violated because the police did not call an American Sign Language interpreter.  The judge assigned to this case has claimed that the issue is very important and will give her ruling a lot of thought. [Read more…]

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Reducing Sex Trafficking in Ohio

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Sex Trafficking | Sandusky, OH Attorneys | Calhoun, Kademnos, & ChildressChild sex trafficking in Ohio has become a hot topic both on the social and legislative front.  Sex trafficking needs to come to an end, and steps are being taken to do so.

According to a recent article from the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio House Bill 130 – the End Demand Act – seeks to reduce child sex trafficking in the best proven way: targeting the customers who make child sex traffickers the money to keep them going.

The bill would make it a felony to offer money to a child (persons under the age of 18) in exchange for sex.  If the bill is approved, it would create an affirmative defense for prostitution charges against sex-trafficking victims if there is evidence that they have been exploited. [Read more…]

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Public Records Laws Don’t Apply to Private Police in Ohio

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Ohio Private Police Records | Delaware, OH Criminal Defense Attorney | Calhoun, Kademenos & Childress

If you are the victim of a crime in Ohio, you’d likely want to see the records detailing your incident for your case.

However, if the police officer is a member of a private force—not a public police unit—those records may not be available to you.

Under current Ohio law, over eight hundred privately employed police officers in the state have all the same powers as public officers (they carry guns, use deadly force, search, detain, and arrest people), but are allowed to keep their records secret. [Read more…]

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Ohio Man, Focus of Viral YouTube Video, enters guilty plea

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Matthew Cordle videoSocial media has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. If you are ever involved in the criminal justice system, your online presence may also have an effect on your case.

A recent article from NBC News demonstrates how posting to social media profiles can affect the outcome of a person’s case.

An Ohio man who confessed in a YouTube video to killing a man in a drunk driving accident shocked the court by initially pleading not guilty. On Sept. 18, he entered a guilty plea. [Read more…]

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Most dangerous intersections in Columbus, Ohio

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Ohio criminal defense attorneyEvery time we enter a car, there are inherent risks. In Ohio, as in all states, there are certain intersection and roads that are more dangerous than others.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) recently released data that highlighted the top 40 high-crash intersections in the Columbus metropolitan area.

If you’re headed to the state capital anytime soon, be sure to watch out for these dangerous intersections: [Read more…]

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Harsh new DUI law proposed in New Mexico

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DUI - Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressIn an effort to curb the high rates of alcohol-related deaths in the state, the New Mexico legislature has recently proposed what could be one of the most restrictive DUI laws in the country, according to an article in The New York Times.

The bill would make it illegal for many people who has been convicted of drunk driving to purchase alcohol anywhere. This would include stores, bars, and restaurants. [Read more…]

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Social media can play key role in criminal defense

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Social media important in criminal defense - Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressBy now, many Americans have heard about the alleged rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. The case has taken the media by storm, prompting newspapers and media outlets across the country to add their commentary.

This case, relatively unknown outside of the small town of Steubenville until a few months ago, came to national attention because of social media: photographs, video, and posts on the social media site Twitter seemed to depict that an unconscious, underage girl had been sexually assaulted at a party, according to CNN.. [Read more…]

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