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Ohio Shared Parenting

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What is Ohio Shared Parenting?  Many people use the term “shared parenting” but do not fully understand what shared parenting means.  Some people use terms like joint custody and 50/50 parenting when talking about shared parenting.   Shared parenting means that both parents have the same leg

Right to Remain Silent

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Everyone has seen the police read these Miranda rights when they arrest someone: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court. You have the right to an attorney before making any statement and may have your attorney with you during questioning. If y

Ohio Drug Trafficking

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Ohio Drug Trafficking Drug crimes can carry severe penalties, like prison time and license suspension. Also, drug trafficking laws in Ohio are complicated. The penalties depend on many factors: what type of drug is involved? What’s the quantity of the drug? Some of the laws are even surprising. Fo

DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints are legal in Ohio. In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled DUI checkpoints are constitutional, but created guidelines which must be followed to protect the rights of defendants.  The Ohio State Patrol reports DUI checkpoints or Sobriety Checkpoints are a useful deterrent to drinking a