Whether due to police tactics or a child's state of mind, ample evidence has shown that juveniles are more likely to make false confession compared to adults. In fact, according to the National Registry of Exonerations' study, 38 percent of juveniles who were later exonerated were found to have falsely confessed. What causes teens to wrongfully incriminate themselves?
Matt Nolan has been an active attorney and public servant since 2008. As an assistant prosecutor for Warren County he represented public agencies in civil matters across the County. As an assistant City Prosecutor, Matt has helped protect Mason and Deerfield Township and uphold the criminal laws of the State. He is an active member of the Warren County Bar Association.
You've been charged with DUI in Ohio. You can be scared, not knowing what the legal process holds in store. Jim Dearie, with Dearie, Fischer & Mathews, explains what to expect during the court proceedings. With 25 years experience as a defense lawyer, Jim can guide you through the process, every step of the way.
Today I want to address those of you who have been charged with DUI in Ohio. DUI is now known as OVI - "Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs."
When this short video is over, you will have a good idea about why you have been charged with OVI, or the legal reasoning underlying your charge.
In a subsequent video, I'll tell you what you should do next to protect yourself from jail, a driver's license suspension and the other potential consequences of an OVI conviction.
After my last article about medical marijuana, I had a number of people ask me for more details about how you can be charged with a DUI for marijuana.
Most people are familiar with the .08 limit for alcohol, but marijuana limits are tested and calculated differently.
And one thing to watch out for: You may not feel "impaired" from marijuana, but you could test over the DUI limit days or even a month after having used the drug.
How much does a DUI lawyer cost?
Will my license be suspended?
How do I find a lawyer with experience defending DUI?
Jim Dearie answers these and many other questions you may have.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Lebanon or Mason, Ohio, or in any of the surrounding counties, I understand what you are going through right now. So much is at stake - and it can be scary and confusing trying to get through the mire of information available about what to do next.
Most people who are charged with a DUI have many questions. They often have an understanding that they should hire an attorney but don't really know how to go about it.
Wondering how the Ohio medical marijuana law will affect you in 2018? Jim Dearie of Dearie, Fischer & Mathews explains what's legal and what's illegal in the new law.
Attorney-client privilege in the news.
Recent events in the news have called attention to the meaning of the attorney-client privilege. On April 9, a federal magistrate judge issued a search warrant allowing the FBI to raid offices of attorney Michael Cohen and seize records including attorney-client communications. Mr. Cohen is the personal attorney of President Trump. Questions have since arisen as to whether there has been a violation of the attorney-client privilege in this case. Attorneys on both sides continue to argue about what information seized in the raid will be covered by the privilege and what information, if any, can be disclosed to the court, opposing counsel, and the public.
A court of appeals in Mahoning County has ruled that an attorney appointed for purposes of a criminal appeal may no longer seek to withdraw from the appeal if the attorney believes that the appeal is frivolous. That attorney must now either try to convince the defendant to dismiss the appeal or, failing that, the attorney must raise some argument with the appeals court.
We understand the concerns that parents face when they learn their child has been arrested or is under investigation for breaking the law. Aside from immediate concerns of protecting the child's safety and privacy, parents can worry that their child's future could be impacted by a troubling legal record. Our experienced attorneys have helped thousands of juvenile clients and their parents with defense strategies that protect the child's rights during any investigation and court proceedings, and minimize the problems an arrest can have on a child's future.