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Updated Ohio crime statistics

Contact a Columbus criminal defense lawyer if you’ve been charged with a crime Between its consistently high economic rankings, expanding economy and burgeoning thought leader status, Ohio has reshaped itself in the past decade. Columbus alone was ranked as the seventh most intelligent city in the nation in 2013 and 2014, and recently named the […]

What Makes a Cold Case Hot?

6 Reasons Police Will Revive a Cold Case Recently, 48 Hours Crimesider broke the story of a 22–year–old murder case being reopened by police.  Surprisingly, despite the age of the crime, Detective Steve Eppert of the Columbus Police department stated that they had already received six new tips regarding the investigation. Decades–old cases can be a […]

Will new laws ban red-light camera tickets?

Red-light fines might become a thing of the past after November vote. Thousands of motorists are ticketed in Ohio each year without ever being pulled over. Since 2006, Columbus alone has cited more than 265,000 drivers with red-light cameras—racking up $8.5 million in fines and reducing crashes at monitored intersections by almost 75 percent, according […]

Know your rights: What to do when you’re arrested

Criminal defense attorneys outline the do’s and don’ts Being arrested is fortunately something many people aren’t familiar with. [Dealing with police] can be a nerve-wracking, or even scary time for those facing an arrest. Knowing what to do in this situation is crucial to remaining calm and collected throughout the process and ensuring you come […]

How to deal with police

If you’re stopped, make your first call a criminal defense attorney Whether you think you’ve committed a crime or not, being approached by a police officer is nerve-wracking. What are your rights? What should you say or not say? Don’t accidentally incriminate yourself—learn your rights from a criminal defense attorney so you can be prepared […]