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Martin J. McManus Lawyer

Martin J. McManus

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Traffic, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Martin J. McManus, a third generation attorney, has long been dedicated to the practice of personal injury, wrongful death, car accident, medical malp... (more)

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Lorin Jay Zaner

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Criminal, Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law
A Reputation for Relentless Defense Strategies Since 1976

Lorin Zaner has been a licensed attorney in Ohio and Michigan since 1976. His undergraduate degree was in chemical engineering and this scientific bac... (more)

Paul David Frankel Lawyer

Paul David Frankel

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic
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Paul Frankel proudly serves Toledo, Ohio and the neighboring communities in the areas of general practice, entertainment, litigation, personal injury,... (more)

Joseph Patrick Jordan Lawyer

Joseph Patrick Jordan

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Criminal, Traffic, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Attorney Joseph P. Jordan established the Ohio law firm of Joseph P. Jordan in 1965 with the goal to help clients throughout Toledo achieve the most e... (more)

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Jerry P. Purcel

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Accident & Injury, DUI-DWI, Car Accident, Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law

Jerry P. Purcel is a general practice attorney who has extensive experience in bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, and criminal defense cases. Wh... (more)

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Michael  Prephan Jr. Lawyer

Michael Prephan Jr.

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Felony, Criminal, Motor Vehicle, Juvenile Law

Making the law work for you, not against you. In practice since 1987, Mike Prephan Jr. has the experience and knowledge to to help you through all ... (more)

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Stephen D. Hartman

Constitutional Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Criminal
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Kati E. Tharp

Criminal, Motor Vehicle, Juvenile Law, Divorce & Family Law, Estate
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Jeremy William Levy

Litigation, Juvenile Law, Criminal
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Jeffrey Paul Nunnari

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, US Courts, Juvenile Law
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LEGAL TERMS

ARRAIGNMENT

A court appearance in which the defendant is formally charged with a crime and asked to respond by pleading guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere. Other matters... (more...)
A court appearance in which the defendant is formally charged with a crime and asked to respond by pleading guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere. Other matters often handled at the arraignment are arranging for the appointment of a lawyer to represent the defendant and the setting of bail.

SENTENCE

Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by ... (more...)
Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.

ACQUITTAL

A decision by a judge or jury that a defendant in a criminal case is not guilty of a crime. An acquittal is not a finding of innocence; it is simply a conclusio... (more...)
A decision by a judge or jury that a defendant in a criminal case is not guilty of a crime. An acquittal is not a finding of innocence; it is simply a conclusion that the prosecution has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE TEST

A seldom-used test for criminal insanity that labels the person insane if he could not control his actions when committing the crime, even though he knew his ac... (more...)
A seldom-used test for criminal insanity that labels the person insane if he could not control his actions when committing the crime, even though he knew his actions were wrong.

DISCOVERY

A formal investigation -- governed by court rules -- that is conducted before trial. Discovery allows one party to question other parties, and sometimes witness... (more...)
A formal investigation -- governed by court rules -- that is conducted before trial. Discovery allows one party to question other parties, and sometimes witnesses. It also allows one party to force the others to produce requested documents or other physical evidence. The most common types of discovery are interrogatories, consisting of written questions the other party must answer under penalty of perjury, and depositions, which involve an in-person session at which one party to a lawsuit has the opportunity to ask oral questions of the other party or her witnesses under oath while a written transcript is made by a court reporter. Other types of pretrial discovery consist of written requests to produce documents and requests for admissions, by which one party asks the other to admit or deny key facts in the case. One major purpose of discovery is to assess the strength or weakness of an opponent's case, with the idea of opening settlement talks. Another is to gather information to use at trial. Discovery is also present in criminal cases, in which by law the prosecutor must turn over to the defense any witness statements and any evidence that might tend to exonerate the defendant. Depending on the rules of the court, the defendant may also be obliged to share evidence with the prosecutor.

PUBLIC DEFENDER

A lawyer appointed by the court and paid by the county, state, or federal government to represent clients who are charged with violations of criminal law and ar... (more...)
A lawyer appointed by the court and paid by the county, state, or federal government to represent clients who are charged with violations of criminal law and are unable to pay for their own defense.

MENS REA

The mental component of criminal liability. To be guilty of most crimes, a defendant must have committed the criminal act (the actus reus) in a certain mental s... (more...)
The mental component of criminal liability. To be guilty of most crimes, a defendant must have committed the criminal act (the actus reus) in a certain mental state (the mens rea). The mens rea of robbery, for example, is the intent to permanently deprive the owner of his property.

INSANITY

See criminal insanity.

JUSTICE SYSTEM

A term lawyers use to describe the courts and other bureaucracies that handle American's criminal legal business, including offices of various state and federal... (more...)
A term lawyers use to describe the courts and other bureaucracies that handle American's criminal legal business, including offices of various state and federal prosecutors and public defenders. Many people caught up in this system refer to it by less flattering names.

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 ...

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