What is Criminal Procedure?

What is Criminal Procedure? Criminal procedure is an ever-changing area of law. While the technical underpinnings are as old as the Constitution itself, The Supreme Court comes out with decisions that change criminal procedure often. Most of the time, these changes come from the evolving precedent of the fourth, fifth...

What Happens Before You’re Arrested for a DUI/OVI?

What Happens Before You're Arrested for a DUI/OVI in Ohio? Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more recently known as Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) is a serious crime in Ohio. Specifically, in Ohio, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration(BAC) of .08 or above. This...

Study Shows Personal Injury Settlements are up to 3.5x Higher With a Lawyer

IRC Study Shows the Benefits to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other personal injury accident,  you're likely debating whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer. This is a fair question, but...

Ohio Issues Guidance On Re-Opening the Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Ohio Issues Guidance to Businesses to Begin to Reopen Amid COVID-19 The global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has sent uncertainty rippling through businesses and households around the globe. On April 27th, 2020, the State of Ohio issued a set of "Responsible Protocols for Getting Ohio Back to Work" which contained a...

Coronavirus and Contracts: The Billion Dollar Question

How Does Coronavirus Affect Contracts? The global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has sent uncertainty rippling through businesses and households around the globe. As civil litigators, we are keenly aware that such monumental events can - and often do - affect contractual relationships entered into before this pandemic took hold. However, the...

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation │ Civil Lawyers

Ohio Guide to Statutes of Limitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q036976gJYAAlways remember that there are time limits for filing both civil and criminal cases referred to as the statute of limitations. These limits are meant to ensure a number of things: That potential plaintiffs can’t threaten lawsuits forever; and To protect the integrity of...

Ohio’s Motorcycle Helmet Law – ORC 4511.53

Ohio's Motorcycle Helmet Law Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car. They are less stable than a car during maneuvers such as emergency braking and swerving. They are also less visible on the road. Moreover, when they crash they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle so the driver...

Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19?

Coronavirus Pandemic and Business Interruption Insurance On March 18th, 2020, 18 U.S. Lawmakers signed on to a letter addressed to trade associations for insurers asking them to work with member companies to "make financial losses related to COVID-19 and other infectious disease-related losses part of their commercial insurance business interruption...

What’s the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?

Whenever you or a loved one is injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another, it is vitally important that you understand how the law allows you to recover compensation. At it's most general, personal injury cases are resolved in one of two ways:  A settlement of an insurance...

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