Facing Your First Mayor's Court Hearing? What Can You Expect?

Posted on: 17 May 2016
If you've recently been cited for a traffic or ordinance violation and summoned to appear in one of the Buckeye State's many mayor's courts, you may be nervous about your first court appearance and wondering exactly what will happen. Fortunately, these courts are more informal than trial courts and can often allow you to represent yourself -- although there are a few situations in which you may want to enlist the help of experienced counsel to best protect your rights.
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Why Children Can Be Tried As Adults In Court For Criminal Offenses

Posted on: 16 May 2016
If you are dealing with your child being accused of some sort of criminal offense, you may be wondering if they will face adult charges for the crime. While there is not a single reason that this may happen, it's good to be aware of all of the possibilities so that you are prepared for it. They Are Accused of a Serious Crime The nature of the crime is going to be the biggest factor to determine if children are tried as adults in court.
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3 Facts About Legal Marijuana Every Resident Of A Recreationally Legal State Needs To Know

Posted on: 12 May 2016
Four states, including Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. However, this change does not bring with it total freedom from drug charges and stipulations where marijuana is involved. If you live in one of these four states, it is best to get to know the fine print so you don't end up in a sticky situation doing something you thought would now be perfectly legal. Here are three facts about legal marijuana you should know if the state where you live has legalized Cannabis for recreational use.
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Diversion Programs: What You Need To Know After Being Charged With A DUI

Posted on: 11 May 2016
If you have recently been pulled over, arrested and charged for drinking and driving, you may be scared out of your mind. This is the first time this has ever happened and you don't know what to do. Luckily, first-time offenders often have an easier time of showing prosecutors and the court that it was a mistake and that they are able to behave more responsibly moving forward. One way to do this is through a DUI diversion program.
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