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Charged with a felony DUI or OVI in the Akron area?  You need an experienced lawyer that can explain the process and advocate for you each step of the way. We will file a request for the evidence the prosecutor intends to use against you at trial.  We will also file a request for the preservation… read more

What Is Theft?

What Is Theft In Ohio? Theft in Ohio is defined in the Ohio Revised Code as follows: (A) No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services in any of the following ways: (1) Without the consent of the owner… read more

Charged With DUI And The Police Didn’t See You Drive?

Charged with a DUI in Akron, Ohio?  You’re wondering how the police were able to charge you if they did not see you drive? It does not matter.  One of the top elements a prosecutor has to prove in an OVI case is operation. Operation in a DUI case is best proven when they can… read more

Want Driving Privileges After A Suspension For No Insurance?

Have you been charged with a DUI or OVI in Akron, Ohio?  You will need to show proof of insurance to the police, the court, or the BMV. If you fail to show the required proof that the vehicle you were alleged to have been driving was covered by a state minimum policy you will be… read more

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Did The Police Read You Your Rights?

Miranda warnings are important in a DUI case once you are being interrogated in custody.  Interrogation is where the police ask you questions about your DUI like whether you were drinking, driving, drugs, time of operation, and being under the influence. Custody can apply to being back at the station in an interview room.  Less… read more

Should You Testify?

You have the choice to testify as a defendant in a criminal case.  However, most lawyers will advise against this.  Reason being, you are subject to cross examination by the prosecutor who is not confined to the scope of direct examination. This can be detrimental to your case.  The prosecutor will ask leading questions that… read more

A DUI Can Cost More Than Lawyer’s Fees

It has been said that a DUI will cost the average defendant $5,000 to $10,000.  This is not just the lawyer’s fee. Additional costs are numerous.  There can include the following: reinstatement fees, fines, court costs, medical experts, forensic experts, transcripts, private investigators, medical records, personal or vehicle bond (which your attorney cannot post for… read more

Risks And Benefits Of Discovery Process

You have a right to see the evidence in your case.  This is called the discovery process in a criminal case. A request for discovery will ask for records and information specific to your DUI case whether it is a breath test, blood test, urine test, or refusal.  It will also include the following basic… read more

How Long Does It Take To Get Evidence In A DUI Case?

People always ask me why it takes so long to get the evidence in a DUI or OVI case.  The simple answer is that a lawyer or defendant cannot always just go get it.  It is evidence of a crime and not subject to public record. This means that your lawyer will have to file… read more