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Leslie Ann Albeit Lawyer

Leslie Ann Albeit

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Criminal, Colleges & Universities, Traffic, Education, Animal Bite

Leslie is a partner at Albeit Weiker, LLP. She focuses on education, criminal/traffic defense, college code of conduct defense, general civil litigati... (more)

Jason P. Walker Lawyer

Jason P. Walker

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Criminal, Juvenile Law, Traffic, Accident & Injury

Jason counsels insurers regarding their evaluation and investigation of complex and/or questionable insurance claims. He partners with adjusters and ... (more)

Patrick G. Warner Lawyer

Patrick G. Warner

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Accident & Injury, Lawsuit & Dispute, Criminal, Consumer Rights, Securities

Patrick Warner is a founding partner at Leist Warner. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor... (more)

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Craig M. Stewart

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Traffic

Our Attorneys & Lawyers practice with the highest standards of professionalism while handling cases throughout all 88 counties in Ohio. We provide agg... (more)

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Benjamin L Luftman

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Criminal

An experienced and accomplished legal advocate, Benjamin L. Luftman is a founding partner at Luftman, Heck & Associates and has practiced law for nine... (more)

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800-957-0960

Andrew D. Jones Lawyer

Andrew D. Jones

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Tax, Accident & Injury

WE KNOW WHAT OUR CLIENTS desire in an Ohio law firm. We listen to what you tell us about your experiences in legal proceedings and craft ourselves to ... (more)

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Michael Jeffrey Hayes Lawyer

Michael Jeffrey Hayes

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Traffic

Life can throw you a curveball. You need someone in your corner that understands good people can make mistakes. Michael also understands that good peo... (more)

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800-694-9021

Nathan Sei Akamine Lawyer

Nathan Sei Akamine

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic, Juvenile Law, Federal Trial Practice

Nathan Akamine is a criminal defense lawyer proudly serving Columbus, Ohio, and the neighboring communities.

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800-971-6960

Bradley Nathaniel Jeckering Lawyer

Bradley Nathaniel Jeckering

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General Practice

Born & raised in Dayton, Ohio, attorney Brad Jeckering always knew that he wanted to fight for the rights of regular folks. Brad graduated from Chamin... (more)

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Zachuary Thorpe Meranda

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Car Accident, Animal Bite

The Meranda Law Firm LTD was created in 2008 by Zachuary Meranda. In 2009, Zach took on a partner - his wife, Rossia Meranda, who contributed greatly ... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE

The privilege that allows the president and other high officials of the executive branch to keep certain communications private if disclosing those communicatio... (more...)
The privilege that allows the president and other high officials of the executive branch to keep certain communications private if disclosing those communications would disrupt the functions or decisionmaking processes of the executive branch. As demonstrated by the Watergate hearings, this privilege does not extend to information germane to a criminal investigation.

INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE

Testimony or other evidence that fails to meet state or federal court rules governing the types of evidence that can be presented to a judge or jury. The main r... (more...)
Testimony or other evidence that fails to meet state or federal court rules governing the types of evidence that can be presented to a judge or jury. The main reason why evidence is ruled inadmissible is because it falls into a category deemed so unreliable that a court should not consider it as part of a deciding a case --for example, hearsay evidence, or an expert's opinion that is not based on facts generally accepted in the field. Evidence will also be declared inadmissible if it suffers from some other defect--for example, as compared to its value, it will take too long to present or risks enflaming the jury, as might be the case with graphic pictures of a homicide victim. In addition, in criminal cases, evidence that is gathered using illegal methods is commonly ruled inadmissible. Because the rules of evidence are so complicated (and because contesting lawyers waste so much time arguing over them) there is a strong trend towards using mediation or arbitration to resolve civil disputes. In mediation and arbitration, virtually all evidence can be considered. See evidence, admissible evidence.

INSANITY

See criminal insanity.

LINEUP

A procedure in which the police place a suspect in a line with a group of other people and ask an eyewitness to the crime to identify the person he saw at the c... (more...)
A procedure in which the police place a suspect in a line with a group of other people and ask an eyewitness to the crime to identify the person he saw at the crime scene. The police are supposed to choose similar-looking people to appear with the suspect. If the suspect alone matches the physical description of the perpetrator, evidence of the identification can be attacked at trial. For example, if the robber is described as a Latino male, and the suspect, a Latino male, is placed in a lineup with ten white males, a witness' identification of him as the robber will be challenged by the defense attorney.

FEDERAL COURT

A branch of the United States government with power derived directly from the U.S. Constitution. Federal courts decide cases involving the U.S. Constitution, fe... (more...)
A branch of the United States government with power derived directly from the U.S. Constitution. Federal courts decide cases involving the U.S. Constitution, federal law--for example, patents, federal taxes, labor law and federal crimes, such as robbing a federally chartered bank--and cases where the parties are from different states and are involved in a dispute for $75,000 or more.

SELF-DEFENSE

An affirmative defense to a crime. Self-defense is the use of reasonable force to protect oneself from an aggressor. Self-defense shields a person from criminal... (more...)
An affirmative defense to a crime. Self-defense is the use of reasonable force to protect oneself from an aggressor. Self-defense shields a person from criminal liability for the harm inflicted on the aggressor. For example, a robbery victim who takes the robber's weapon and uses it against the robber during a struggle won't be liable for assault and battery since he can show that his action was reasonably necessary to protect himself from imminent harm.

CRIME

A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defin... (more...)
A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures.

BOOKING

A quaint phrase that refers to the recording of an arrested person's name, age, address and reason for arrest when that person is brought to jail and placed beh... (more...)
A quaint phrase that refers to the recording of an arrested person's name, age, address and reason for arrest when that person is brought to jail and placed behind bars. Nowadays, the book is likely to be a computer. Usually, a mug shot and fingerprints are taken, and the arrestee's clothing and personal effects are inventoried and stored.

OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR)

A way the defendant can get out of jail, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called 'personal recogni... (more...)
A way the defendant can get out of jail, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called 'personal recognizance.' Only those with strong ties to the community, such as a steady job, local family and no history of failing to appear in court, are good candidates for 'OR' release. If the charge is very serious, however, OR may not be an option.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

State v. Singleton

... Court of Ohio. However, for criminal sentences imposed on and after July 11, 2006, in which a trial court failed to properly impose postrelease control, trial courts shall apply the procedures set forth in RC 2929.191. {¶ 2} In this ...

State v. Colon

... Robert L. Tobik, Cuyahoga County Public Defender, and Cullen Sweeney, Assistant Public Defender, for appellant. Jason A. Macke, urging reversal for amicus curiae Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. MOYER, CJ. ...

State v. Baker

... We have previously determined that "in order to decide whether an order issued by a trial court in a criminal proceeding is a reviewable final order, appellate courts should apply the definitions of `final order' contained in RC 2505.02." State v. Muncie (2001), 91 Ohio St.3d 440 ...